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Bud Abbott Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)

Passed  -  Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi  -  15 June 1948 (USA)
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Two hapless freight handlers find themselves encountering Dracula, the Frankenstein Monster and the Wolf Man.

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Storyline

The world of freight handlers Wilbur Grey and Chick Young is turned upside down when the remains of Frankenstein's monster and Dracula arrive from Europe to be used in a house of horrors. Dracula awakens and escapes with the weakened monster, who he plans to re-energize with a new brain. Larry Talbot (the Wolfman) arrives from London in an attempt to thwart Dracula. Dracula's reluctant aide is the beautiful Dr. Sandra Mornay. Her reluctance is dispatched by Dracula's bite. Dracula and Sandra abduct Wilbur for his brain and recharge the monster in preparation for the operation. Chick and Talbot attempt to find and free Wilbur, but when the full moon rises all hell breaks loose with the Wolfman, Dracula, and Frankenstein all running rampant. Written by Gary Jackson <garyjack5@cogeco.ca>

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Taglines:

Jeepers! The creepers are after Bud and Lou! See more »

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Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

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Release Date:

15 June 1948 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein  »

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Budget:

$800,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

When Wilbur (Lou Costello) sits on the lap of the Frankenstein Monster (Glenn Strange) in the basement of Dracula's castle, you can see that, when Wilbur has seen the Monster and he is sliding down his lap, the Monster is almost smiling. This is because Costello was ad-libbing different reactions to meeting the Monster in the basement and Strange would start laughing. See more »

Goofs

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Quotes

Dracula: What we need is young blood... and brains...
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Crazy Credits

Charles Bradstreet is credited as Dr. Stevens, but his character is never once called "Doctor." He is always referred to as Professor Stevens. See more »

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Great finale
18 May 2001 | by (Cullman Alabama) – See all my reviews

This is probably the best horror comedy ever made.While it doesn't make fun of the monsters it does have some fun with them.Just love the Frankenstein monster's initial reaction to Lou Costello.

Lugosi truly shows how wrong Universal was to treat him so badly over the years.He gives a wonderful perfomance with nice comedic touches.Chaney is excellent in "his baby" the Wolf Man.Strange is given a bit more to do as the monster rather than just lie around until the last five minutes.

Great fun for everybody!


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