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Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1953)

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This was the last in a string of spoofs that found the comedy duo tangling with various classic Universal Studios monsters. In this case, Slim (Bud Abbott) and Tubby (Lou Costello) play American detectives who cross wits with Dr. Henry Jekyll (Boris Karloff) in Edwardian-era London when they visit to compare techniques with their British counterparts. Meanwhile, Dr. Jekyll is conducting the usual lab experiments on animals before injecting himself with serum, transforming into the vicious Mr. Hyde and launching a killing spree against fellow doctors who scoffed at him. Slim and Tubby participate in the ensuing investigation, and havoc breaks out when Tubby himself is injected, with predictable results. Karloff lends gravity to the film, but by the time this one followed up earlier efforts like Abbott And Costello Meet Frankenstein and Abbott And Costello Meet The Mummy, the team had mostly exhausted the series' comic possibilities.

Cast

Boris Karloff
as Dr. Henry Jekyll
Helen Westcott
as Vicky Edwards
Craig Stevens
as Bruce Adams
Reginald Denny
as Inspector
Henry Corden
as Javanese Actor
Marjorie Bennett
as Militant Woman
Judith Brian
as Woman on Bike
Gil Perkins
as Man on Bike
Hilda Plowright
as Nursemaid
Harry Cording
as Rough Character
Eddie Parker
as Mr. Hyde Stunt Double
Donald Kerr
as Chimney Sweep
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Critic Reviews for Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

All Critics (8)

Stiff comedy.

April 19, 2016 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Surely, this isn't the best of Abbott and Costello, as they've been so much funnier in the past.

November 2, 2014 | Full Review…

Bud and Lou meet another monster for infrequent laughs.

January 3, 2005 | Rating: 3/5

Passable Abbott and Costello entry with plus of Karloff.

August 27, 2003 | Rating: 3/5

Audience Reviews for Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

½

Corney as hell but I loved them.

Barry Lappin
Barry Lappin

Super Reviewer

½

Should have been better, I love when A & C meet monsters, but this is probably one of the lesser of their monster films.

Christopher  Brown
Christopher Brown

Super Reviewer

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