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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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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 ...
Radio Announcer
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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It's all NEW and a RIOT too! 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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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

A reporter asks Lou Francis (Lou Costello) who he has fought in the past. Lou replies, "Chuck Lamont, Bud Grant". Charles Lamont is the film's director and John Grant (nicknamed Bud) is the screenwriter. See more »

Goofs

When Lou is on his knees in the ring, the referee counts to six before he tries to rise. Lou however, slightly slips initially and stays briefly on one knee. Technically, therefore, the referee should have continued the count until seven at least. See more »

Quotes

Lou Francis: [about graduating] This is the happiest day of my life, how did I ever graduate?
Bud Alexander: [whispering] I slipped the guy twenty bucks. Now keep quiet.
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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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