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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:
Certainly one of the best in the series. See more (35 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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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:
The picture in Dr. Gray's laboratory of Griffin, the inventor of the invisibility serum, is a photo of Claude Rains, who played the title role in The Invisible Man (1933).See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: At the poker game, the cards move randomly about the table probably due to various different takes needed.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:
References The Invisible Man (1933)See more »
Soundtrack:
Rockabye BabySee more »

FAQ

List: Wacky boxing
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10 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Certainly one of the best in the series., 4 March 2008
Author: JohnRouseMerriottChard from United Kingdom

Our intrepid bumbling duo deliver the goods in one of the better offerings on their considerable CV. Here they are freshly qualified Private Investigators thrust into a murder investigation with an invisible man. That alone should tell you that the fun flows at a very decent clip, so with that I just need to say that some of the sequences here are comedy gold. Like a scene at a restaurant that is excellent, or Costello pretending to work the ball in the gym, and a final reel of a boxing match that really gets the laughter flowing. Watching these guys act as if with a real invisible man is wonderful, and of course the effects team also deserve praise for doing such a damn fine job with the invisible man of the piece.

Not quite as good as...Meet Frankenstein, but it's darn near close. 8/10

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