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Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man (1951)

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

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Tommy Nelson
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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
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Radio Announcer
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Rocky Hanlon (as John Day)
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Storyline

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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Hair raising... Howl raising... HILARITY! See more »

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Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi | Sport

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7 March 1951 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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

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Budget:

$627,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This was originally intended to be a straight film in the Invisible Man series. After the huge grosses from Abbott and 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

At the poker game, the cards move randomly about the table probably due to various different takes needed. See more »

Quotes

Dr. James C. Turner, Police Psychiatrist: I know, you saw this man disappear into thin air. Do you always see things?
Lou Francis: Only when my eyes are open.
Dr. James C. Turner, Police Psychiatrist: Did you ever see somebody disappear before?
Lou Francis: Yes sir, I have.
Dr. James C. Turner, Police Psychiatrist: This may explain it, seeing things. When did this happen?
Lou Francis: One day me and my brother were walking down the street... my brother disappeared.
Dr. James C. Turner, Police Psychiatrist: Into thin air?
Lou Francis: No, into a man hole.
Dr. James C. Turner, Police Psychiatrist: How about voices? Do you ever hear strange voices?
Lou Francis: Yes sir.
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Connections

Follows Invisible Agent (1942) See more »

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Awesome

I have trouble sitting my friends down to watch a black and white movie but I still think it is awesome. Arthur Franz is my 3rd cousin, although I've never been to Nevada so I haven't met him yet. I hope it happens soon. I think that the whole story has a sense of action/adventure while still slipping in some romance, suspense, and can't forget the humor. I think it's funnier than some of today's comedies are. I'll have to thank my dad for suggesting I watch this movie. PLEASE watch this hysterical movie, with or without friends. The money scene is my personal favorite! Go on watch and let us all know your opinions of the movie! ps. I think Bud Abbott and Lou Costello are sooo funny!


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