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Bud Abbott Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein -- There's plenty of hilarious monster mayhem afoot when Abbott and Costello are forced to retrieve Dracula (Bela Lugosi) and the Monster (Glenn Strange) from a secret hideaway island.

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Director:
Writers:
Robert Lees (original screenplay) &
Frederic I. Rinaldo (original screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
15 June 1948 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
It's a grand new Idea for FUN ! See more »
Plot:
Two hapless freight handlers find themselves encountering Dracula, the Frankenstein Monster and the Wolf Man. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
1 win See more »
User Reviews:
Still the finest scare comedy See more (151 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Bud Abbott ... Chick

Lou Costello ... Wilbur

Lon Chaney Jr. ... Lawrence Talbot (as Lon Chaney)

Bela Lugosi ... Dracula
Glenn Strange ... Monster
Lenore Aubert ... Sandra Mornay
Jane Randolph ... Joan Raymond
Frank Ferguson ... Mr. McDougal
Charles Bradstreet ... Dr. Stevens
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Bobby Barber ... Waiter (uncredited)
George Barton ... Man at Costume Party (uncredited)
Harry Brown ... Photographer (uncredited)
Joe Kirk ... Man at Costume Party in Fez (uncredited)
Howard Negley ... Harris - Insurance Man (uncredited)

Vincent Price ... The Invisible Man (voice) (uncredited)
Carl Sklover ... Man at Costume Party (uncredited)
Helen Spring ... Woman at Baggage Counter (uncredited)
Paul Stader ... Sergeant (uncredited)
Clarence Straight ... Man in Armor (uncredited)
Joe Walls ... Man at Costume Party (uncredited)

Directed by
Charles Barton  (as Charles T. Barton)
 
Writing credits
Robert Lees (original screenplay) &
Frederic I. Rinaldo (original screenplay) &
John Grant (original screenplay)

Mary Shelley  characters (uncredited)
Bram Stoker  characters (uncredited)

Produced by
Robert Arthur .... producer
 
Original Music by
Frank Skinner 
 
Cinematography by
Charles Van Enger (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Frank Gross (film editor)
 
Art Direction by
Hilyard M. Brown  (as Hilyard Brown)
Bernard Herzbrun 
 
Set Decoration by
Oliver Emert (set decorations)
Russell A. Gausman (set decorations)
 
Costume Design by
Grace Houston (gowns)
 
Makeup Department
Carmen Dirigo .... hair stylist
Bud Westmore .... makeup artist
Jack Kevan .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Emile LaVigne .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Henry Spitz .... production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joseph E. Kenney .... assistant director (as Joseph E. Kenny)
 
Sound Department
Leslie I. Carey .... sound
Robert Pritchard .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Jerome Ash .... special photography
David S. Horsley .... special photography
Fred Knoth .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Eddie Parker .... stunts (uncredited)
Helen Thurston .... stunt double: Lenore Aubert (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Glen Adams .... still photographer (uncredited)
Robert Pierce .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Walter Lantz .... director: animation sequence (uncredited)
 
Music Department
David Tamkin .... orchestrator
 
Other crew
Norman Abbott .... dialogue director (uncredited)
Betty A. Griffin .... script supervisor (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein" - USA (alternative title)
"Bud Abbott and Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein" - USA (poster title)
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Runtime:
83 min | Argentina:90 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:G | Canada:G (Quebec) | Finland:(Banned) (1949) | Germany:12 (DVD rating) | Netherlands:14 (original rating) (1949) | Sweden:15 | UK:PG | USA:TV-G | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #13109)

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Trivia:
Originally the Mummy was to be included in the cast of monsters, but that idea was eventually dropped.See more »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: After Wilbur, Chick, and Joan Raymond arrive at the castle, Sandra enters the room and her reflection can be seen in a large mirror. She exclaims "Wilbur!" in surprise of added guests. However, in the reflection, her lips don't move.See more »
Quotes:
Larry Talbot:Soon the moon will rise. I've taken the room across the hall; here's the key, lock me in.
Wilbur Grey:Lock you in?
Larry Talbot:Yes, please. Hurry.
[to Chick]
Wilbur Grey:He's scared too.
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17 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Still the finest scare comedy, 18 February 2001
Author: Bill Slocum (sloke@discovernet.net) from Greenwich, CT USA

When Abbott and Costello were good, there was no one to touch them. Here they were at maybe their best, working with a great script and their best-by-a-mile concept. I prefer "Time Of Their Lives" as a film, but this is their finest hour or so as comedians.

As someone who grew up watching A&C Sundays at 11:30 AM in the NY area back when Cheech and Chong were the comedy team of the moment, it's great to revisit this one and see how well it all stands up. It's also nice to think, with all the personal sadness and cinematic dreck he was forced to go through, that Bela Lugosi managed to bat 1.000 in playing his greatest role, as he only played the Count in two film classics, this and "Dracula."

Playing the monsters straight probably was the best idea the filmmakers had, but there's other good stuff here. These guys were not resting on their laurels. The scenes with Chaney, the final chase, the dames (two for Lou, none for Bud), the music, all of it well-thought-out and very effective. Would the film have been better with Karloff than Strange as the Monster? Probably not, as the Monster is the least interesting character of the monster trio by necessity of plot (he's weak and needs to be continuously charged up by Drac, necessitating the immediate operation on Lou.) Karloff would have detracted from Lugosi's role more than adding anything of his own. Besides, Strange is very good.

Too bad Vincent Price couldn't make it when Bud and Lou went up against the Invisible Man for real two years later.

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