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Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man (1951)

Passed  -  Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi  -  7 March 1951 (USA)
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Two bumbling private eyes help a man wrongly accused of murder who has become invisible to help clear his name.

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Arthur Franz ...
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Boots Marsden
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Boots Morgan
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Det. Roberts
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Dr. Philip Gray
Sam Balter ...
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Rocky Hanlon (as John Day)
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Boxer Tommy Nelson is accused of killing his manager. While detectives Bud and Lou investigate they come across an invisibility formula with which Tommy injects himself rather than face the police. This sparks an idea for trapping gangster Morgan by having Lou fight champ Rocky Hanlon, with Tommy's invisible help. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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7 March 1951 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bud Abbott and Lou Costello ...Meet the Invisible Man  »

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$627,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

This was originally intended to be a straight film in the Invisible Man series. After the huge grosses from Bud Abbott Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948), the script was rewritten to make it another thrill comedy with Bud Abbott and Lou Costello. As it happened, Abbott and Costello met an invisible man in the earlier film, too, but it was a different character. See more »

Goofs

Since Lou never completes counting out the bribe money that he has found in the box of flowers, Bud could not know that it totals $15,000. See more »

Quotes

Det. Roberts: [Tommy Nelson is gone] How did he get out?
Lou Francis: Installments.
Det. Roberts: Installments?
Lou Francis: Yeah, he did a Gypsy Rose Lee, come here!
[they find Tommy's clothes lying about]
Lou Francis: That, that's all that's left of him.
Det. Roberts: Evidently Nelson changed clothes... what was he wearing when you last saw him?
Lou Francis: Air... nothing but air... and then he asked me how he looked.
Det. Roberts: Wearing air? What are you talking about?
Lou Francis: I went to shake his hand, his hand was gone, I looked up to speak to him, his head was gone. Then he took off his shirt, his body...
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THE WHITE RABBIT'S REVIEW OF ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET THE INVISIBLE MAN
27 June 2002 | by (BELLINGHAM,WA) – See all my reviews

Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man- ***

Here we are again, drawn into yet another Abbott and Costello movie. This time, the special effects out due the original Invisible man, and the humor from Abbott and Costello is at its best. This is one of the better films by them, most of the others are slow and somewhat boring. Here, its exciting and funny at the same time.

This is when Abbott and Costello are actually enjoyable to watch. Sure they overuse a lot of the same jokes, but at least there's some new ones too. I've never been a big admirer of Abbott and Costello, however there are a couple of their films that I really do love. I especially like their short skits, because they usually tend to be funnier. Here are some of my other favorites: Who's on First? Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein -Micah Knapp


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