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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 ...
Tommy Nelson
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Boots Marsden
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Boots Morgan
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Det. Roberts
Gavin Muir ...
Dr. Philip Gray
Sam Balter ...
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John Daheim ...
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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AS PRIVATE EYES...they're getting an Eyeful! See more »

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Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi | Sport

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Release Date:

7 March 1951 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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

Box Office

Budget:

$627,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Several shots are from Universal's The Invisible Man Returns (1940): the scenes where the guinea pig is turned Invisible (reversed footage), the harness of the invisible guinea pig moving around its cage and the scene where the Invisible Man is unpacking a suitcase of clothes left outside in the woods. See more »

Goofs

When Bud puts down the drink of the second bar guy, you can see the thin wires if you look very carefully. 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

Referenced in The Colgate Comedy Hour: Episode #1.27 (1951) See more »

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User Reviews

 
A Surprising Amount Of Laughs And Maybe A&C's Best
30 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I only watched this once, but that's my loss. I should see this again. Although not a big fan of these guys, I thought this was their funniest film, along with Abbot & Costello Meet Frankenstein. Although the latter is considered their best and most popular movie, my vote just might go to this one.

This film was simply a lot of laughs from start to finish and the special-effects with the invisible man are good, too - even over 50 years later! The boxing scenes at the end of the movie are incredibly hokey but they are humorous as the "invisible man" helps Costless in the ring.

Sometimes silly, sometimes stupid but generally fast-moving, this film is highly- recommended for those looking for an innocent, old-time comedy with a surprising amount of laughs.


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