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Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff (1949)

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Two employees of a secluded hotel investigate a murder on the premises in which the goofy bellboy is the prime suspect.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Lenore Aubert ...
Angela Gordon
Gar Moore ...
Jeff Wilson
Donna Martell ...
Betty Crandall
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Melton
James Flavin ...
Insp. Wellman
Roland Winters ...
T. Hanley Brooks
Nicholas Joy ...
Amos Strickland
Mikel Conrad ...
Sgt. Stone
Morgan Farley ...
Gregory Milford
Victoria Horne ...
Mrs. Hargreave
Percy Helton ...
Abernathy
Claire Du Brey ...
Mrs. Grimsby
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Storyline

Lost Caverns Hotel bellhop Freddie Phillips is suspected of murder. Swami Talpur tries to hypnotize Freddie into confessing, but Freddie is too stupid for the plot to work. Inspector Wellman uses Freddie to get the killer (and it isn't the Swami). Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Plot Keywords:

murder | hotel | bellhop | blood | hypnotism | See more »

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The maddest spree of Ghoulish Glee since they met . . . Frankenstein ! See more »


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Release Date:

1 February 1950 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Bud Abbott and Lou Costello Meet the Killer Boris Karloff  »

Box Office

Budget:

$686,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The film was originally banned in Denmark due to the scene where corpses play cards. See more »

Goofs

After Casey and Freddie leave the body of Relia in his closet, and he rolls into the laundry cart, he lands face down. But then, when Freddie gets the cart to put Milford's body in it, he and Casey find Relia face up. See more »

Quotes

Freddie Phillips: Who's the culprit?
Casey Edwards: The culprit and the murderer are the same!
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Crazy Credits

The film begins animated versions of Abbott & Costello on a scaffold painting their names on a wall. (The bucket is labeled "BLOOD")Then there is the sound of a car screeching to a stop, and machine gun fire. "Meet the Killer" is written in bullet holes. "Costello" yells "Yoohoo! You didn't dot the "I"!" Then a dagger flies in and "Dots the 'I'", while the bucket of "Blood" is spilled. Then the frame drops, following the "Blood" as it spells out "Boris Karloff", and then the rest of the credits. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Hold That Ghost (1941) See more »

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I didn't see him, the man who wasn't there.
28 April 2003 | by (Baker City) – See all my reviews

This is on of my favorite films with the comic duo right next to "The Times of thier Lives". This has a great script, great actors, and a good plot. Also stars Boris Karloff who sided out playing the Frankinstien monster in Abbott and Costello meet Frankinstein10/10, highly recomended.


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