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Bud Abbott and Lou 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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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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$627,000 (estimated)
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1.37 : 1
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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

At the end of the fight when Tommy knocks Rocky out, Boots yells, "Get up, Tommy!" from the audience (instead of "Get up, Rocky!"). See more »

Quotes

Bud Alexander: [grabbed by the invisible man] Oh no! It's Tommy Nelson, Lou, he's here!
[grabs the air]
Bud Alexander: I touched him!
[gets slapped]
Lou Francis: I think he touched you back.
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Connections

Follows The Invisible Woman (1940) See more »

Soundtracks

Rock-a-bye Baby
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Music by Effie I. Canning
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Awesome
7 December 2004 | by See all my reviews

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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