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Director:
Writers:
Hugh Wedlock Jr. (story) and
Howard Snyder (story) ...
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Release Date:
7 March 1951 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
AS PRIVATE EYES...they're getting an Eyeful! See more »
Plot:
Two bumbling private eyes help a man wrongly accused of murder who has become invisible to help clear his name. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
Lou "The Looper" See more (34 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Bud Abbott ... Bud Alexander

Lou Costello ... Lou Francis
Nancy Guild ... Helen Gray
Arthur Franz ... Tommy Nelson
Adele Jergens ... Boots Marsden

Sheldon Leonard ... Boots Morgan

William Frawley ... Det. Roberts
Gavin Muir ... Dr. Philip Gray
Sam Balter ... Radio Announcer
John Daheim ... Rocky Hanlon (as John Day)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Walter F. Appler ... Professor Dugan (uncredited)
Howard Banks ... Officer (uncredited)

Bobby Barber ... Sneaky (uncredited)
Richard Bartell ... Bald Man (uncredited)
John Breen ... Trainer in Gym (uncredited)
Milt Bronson ... Ring Announcer (uncredited)
Ralph Brooks ... Man at Bar (uncredited)
Tom Coleman ... Dugan Detective School Graduate (uncredited)
Russ Conway ... Newspaperman (uncredited)
Frank Dae ... Col. Duffie (uncredited)
Roy Darmour ... Man (uncredited)
Sayre Dearing ... Reporter (uncredited)
Ralph Dunn ... Motorcycle Cop (uncredited)
Edward Gargan ... Milt (uncredited)
Harold Goodwin ... Bartender (uncredited)
Dick Gordon ... Man (uncredited)
Kit Guard ... Fighter on Rowing Machine (uncredited)
Chuck Hamilton ... Policeman (uncredited)
Stuart Holmes ... Ringsider with Cigar (uncredited)
Kenner G. Kemp ... Policeman (uncredited)
Donald Kerr ... Fight Spectator Behind Boots (uncredited)
Perc Launders ... Cop (uncredited)
George J. Lewis ... Torpedo Al (uncredited)
Rory Mallinson ... Tough Guy at Bar (uncredited)
Paul Maxey ... Dr. James C. Turner, Police Psychiatrist (uncredited)
Mathew McCue ... Graduation Spectator (uncredited)
Ralph Montgomery ... Photographer (uncredited)
William H. O'Brien ... Fight Crowd Extra (uncredited)
Franklin Parker ... Photographer (uncredited)
Jack Perrin ... Dugan Detective School Graduate (uncredited)
Jack Perry ... Rocky's Handler (uncredited)
Syd Saylor ... Waiter (uncredited)
Edith Sheets ... Nurse (uncredited)
Jack Shutta ... Attendant (uncredited)
Carl Sklover ... Lou's Handler (uncredited)
Billy Snyder ... Newspaperman (uncredited)
Brick Sullivan ... Dugan Detective School Graduate (uncredited)
Frankie Van ... Referee (uncredited)
Herb Vigran ... Stillwell (uncredited)
Billy Wayne ... Rooney - Rocky's Manager (uncredited)

Directed by
Charles Lamont 
 
Writing credits
Hugh Wedlock Jr. (story) and
Howard Snyder (story)

Robert Lees (screenplay) and
Frederic I. Rinaldo (screenplay) and
John Grant (screenplay)

H.G. Wells  story "The Invisible Man"

Produced by
Howard Christie .... producer
 
Cinematography by
George Robinson (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Virgil W. Vogel  (as Virgil Vogel)
 
Art Direction by
Bernard Herzbrun 
Richard H. Riedel  (as Richard Riedel)
 
Set Decoration by
John P. Austin  (as John Austin)
Russell A. Gausman 
 
Makeup Department
Joan St. Oegger .... hair stylist
Bud Westmore .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ronald R. Rondell .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Ed Keyes .... property master (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Leslie I. Carey .... sound
Robert Pritchard .... sound
 
Visual Effects by
David S. Horsley .... special photography
Roswell A. Hoffmann .... optical cinematography (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Joseph Gershenson .... musical director
Daniele Amfitheatrof .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Joseph Gershenson .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Johnny Green .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
William Lava .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Milton Rosen .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Miklós Rózsa .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Hans J. Salter .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Walter Scharf .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Frank Skinner .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Eric Zeisl .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Also Known As:
"Bud Abbott and Lou Costello ...Meet the Invisible Man" - USA (long title)
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Runtime:
82 min | Argentina:86 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:G | Finland:K-12 | Sweden:15 | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #15003)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
This was originally intended to be a straight film in the Invisible Man series. After the huge grosses from Bud Abbott Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948), the script was rewritten to make it another thrill comedy with Bud Abbott and Lou Costello. As it happened, Abbott and Costello met an invisible man in the earlier film, too, but it was a different character.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: 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:
Lou Francis:If that's not Tommy Nelson it's Frankenstein. FRANKENSTEIN!See more »
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Soundtrack:
Rockabye BabySee more »

FAQ

List: Wacky boxing
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Lou "The Looper", 25 October 2005
Author: jotix100 from New York

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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