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Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man -- There's more than meets the eye when Abbott and Costello help an invisible man look for a killer and head into the boxing ring for one of the most hilarious fight sequences ever filmed.

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Director:
Writers:
Hugh Wedlock Jr. (story) and
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Release Date:
7 March 1951 (USA) See more »
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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:
This one is "under wraps"! See more (38 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 (uncredited)
Milt Bronson ... Ring Announcer (uncredited)
Ralph Brooks ... Man at Bar (uncredited)
Steve Carruthers ... Reporter (uncredited)
Tom Coleman ... Dugan Detective School Graduate (uncredited)

Russ Conway ... Newspaperman (uncredited)
Paul Cristo ... Fight Spectator (uncredited)
Frank Dae ... Col. Duffie (uncredited)
Roy Darmour ... Man (uncredited)
Sayre Dearing ... Reporter (uncredited)
Jack Deery ... Hospital Visitor (uncredited)
Ralph Dunn ... Motorcycle Cop (uncredited)
George Ford ... Reporter (uncredited)
Edward Gargan ... Milt (uncredited)
Slim Gaut ... Graduation Spectator (uncredited)
Harold Goodwin ... Bartender (uncredited)
Dick Gordon ... Man (uncredited)
Kit Guard ... Fighter on Rowing Machine (uncredited)
Chuck Hamilton ... Policeman (uncredited)
Stuart Holmes ... Fight Spectator (uncredited)
Kenner G. Kemp ... Policeman (uncredited)
Donald Kerr ... Fight Spectator (uncredited)
Perc Launders ... Cop (uncredited)

George J. Lewis ... Torpedo Al (uncredited)
Rory Mallinson ... Tough Guy at Bar (uncredited)
Paul Maxey ... Dr. Turner (uncredited)
Hans Moebus ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Ralph Montgomery ... Photographer (uncredited)
Mike Morelli ... Training Spectator (uncredited)
William H. O'Brien ... Fight Spectator (uncredited)
Monty O'Grady ... Fight Spectator (uncredited)
Franklin Parker ... Photographer (uncredited)

Jack Perrin ... Dugan Detective School Graduate (uncredited)
Jack Perry ... Rocky's Handler (uncredited)
Victor Romito ... Waiter (uncredited)
Clark Ross ... Fight Spectator (uncredited)
Syd Saylor ... Waiter (uncredited)
Sammy Shack ... Fighter (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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Additional Details

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:
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:
Plot holes: Since Lou never completes counting out the bribe money that he has found in the box of flowers, Bud could not know that it totals $15,000.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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Movie Connections:
Featured in 100 Years of Horror: Phantoms (1996) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
Rockabye BabySee more »

FAQ

List: Wacky boxing
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7 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
This one is "under wraps"!, 15 July 2002
Author: slincoln from Arizona, USA

I am amazed by the special effects in this Abbott and Costello thriller.

An invisible man manages to smoke? How did they do it? This is a fun one since the boys spend most of their time talking to a man they can't see! Creepy for the time...now curl up with it on a rainy day. That's a great way to enjoy Bud and Lou's crime capers!

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