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Director:
Writers:
Hugh Wedlock Jr. (story) and
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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:
A Surprising Amount Of Laughs And Maybe A&C's Best 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)
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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)
 
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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 last names of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello's characters, Bud Alexander and Lou Francis, are actually their real middle names.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:
Det. Roberts:[Tommy Nelson is gone] How did he get out?
Lou Francis:Installments.
Det. Roberts:Installments?
Lou Francis:Yeah, he did a Gypsy Rose Lee, come here!
[they find Tommy's clothes lying about]
Lou Francis:That, that's all that's left of him.
Det. Roberts:Evidently Nelson changed clothes... what was he wearing when you last saw him?
Lou Francis:Air... nothing but air... and then he asked me how he looked.
Det. Roberts:Wearing air? What are you talking about?
Lou Francis:I went to shake his hand, his hand was gone, I looked up to speak to him, his head was gone. Then he took off his shirt, his body was gone, he took off his pants, his legs were gone! Then he spoke to me, I was gone.
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Soundtrack:
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FAQ

List: Wacky boxing
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14 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
A Surprising Amount Of Laughs And Maybe A&C's Best, 30 March 2007
Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States

I only watched this once, but that's my loss. I should see this again. Although not a big fan of these guys, I thought this was their funniest film, along with Abbot & Costello Meet Frankenstein. Although the latter is considered their best and most popular movie, my vote just might go to this one.

This film was simply a lot of laughs from start to finish and the special-effects with the invisible man are good, too - even over 50 years later! The boxing scenes at the end of the movie are incredibly hokey but they are humorous as the "invisible man" helps Costless in the ring.

Sometimes silly, sometimes stupid but generally fast-moving, this film is highly- recommended for those looking for an innocent, old-time comedy with a surprising amount of laughs.

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