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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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Robert Lees (original screenplay) &
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Release Date:
15 June 1948 (USA) See more »
It's a grand new Idea for FUN ! See more »
Two hapless freight handlers find themselves encountering Dracula, the Frankenstein Monster and the Wolf Man. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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The first "meets" and the best! See more (152 total) »


  (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)
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)
Walter Lantz .... title designer (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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83 min | Argentina:90 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
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)

Did You Know?

Jane Randolph replaced Ella Raines, who backed out at the last minute.See more »
Audio/visual unsynchronized: After Frankenstein gets off the table, Wilbur is heard screaming but his mouth is closed.See more »
Dr. Lejos/Dracula:Young people making the most of life - while it lasts.See more »
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How many Frankenstein movies did Universal Studios make?
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25 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
The first "meets" and the best!, 8 November 2003
Author: uds3 from Longmont, Colorado

Made during A & C's golden era, this was not only the first and best of the "meets" series but arguably their best film.

Everything worked, the routines, the premise, the sets, the chills and the direction. Bud and Lou are a couple of bumbling railroad porters who end up delivering crates containing Dracula, Frankenstein and the Wolf Man to a certain gothic edifice. In better physical condition than by the time ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET DR JEKYLL AND MR HYDE rolled around in '53, it shows in their timing and delivery - Lou especially is spot on throughout.

Some great lines too. Dracula to Lou, addressing him lovingly, "What we need is young blood.....AND brains!"

Many believe this is the quintessential Bud and Lou film to survive! I'd be inclined to agree.

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