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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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Rocky Hanlon (as John Day)
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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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Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi | Sport

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Also Known As:

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$627,000 (estimated)
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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

Dr. James C. Turner, Police Psychiatrist: [hypnotizing a man from the bar who saw Bud and Lou carry Tommy out] Now tell us again what you saw.
Man at Bar: I saw 2 men, carrying no-man.
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Connections

Follows The Invisible Man (1933) See more »

Soundtracks

Rock-a-bye Baby
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Music by Effie I. Canning
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Lou "The Looper"
25 October 2005 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

Bud Abbot and Lou Costello were an amazing comic team who endeared themselves to their fans with the kind of humor they projected; theirs was the kind of good fun with a lot of sight gags that made them one of the favorite duo in the movies for quite a while.

Universal, their studio, decided to showcased them in a series of movies that involved the "monsters" in its roster. This film is not one of those, but because of the usage of the amazing visual effects employed in using the visual effects in the "Invisible Man", it became a winner from the start.

This was one of the best Abbot and Costello's best movies. Both do excellent work under the direction of Charles Lamont. Arthur Franz, who is not "seen" enough is good as Tommy, the man accused of a crime he didn't commit. Sheldon Leonard is one of the gangsters that are manipulating the boxing matches. Nancy Guild and Adele Jergens are welcome additions to the movie.

Best of all are the boxing scenes involving Lou Costello as the amazing new boxer, Lou, "The Looper", who goes to beat Rocky, his better equipped opponent with a little help of his invisible friend.


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