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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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Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Boris Karloff
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Cast

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Nancy Guild ...
Helen Gray
Arthur Franz ...
Tommy Nelson
Adele Jergens ...
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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Did You Know?

Trivia

The last names of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello's characters, Bud Alexander and Lou Francis, are actually their real middle names. 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

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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Rockabye Baby
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Written by Traditional
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User Reviews

 
I'm commenting on how great this movie is!(I give it a7.6)
27 December 2000 | by (Indiahoma,Oklahoma) – See all my reviews

Sheer brilliance in comedy and special-effects!Truly a Universal master-work!The ending (which I can't tell you about)is just great!One interesting part is that it pays tribute to the original invisible man movie.And Abbot and Costello are truly comical!


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