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Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1953)

Approved | | Comedy, Horror, Mystery | 1 August 1953 (USA)
Two bumbling American cops hunt for the mysterious Mr. Hyde in London, England.

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Slim and Tubby are American cops in London to study police tactics. They wind up in jail and are bailed out by Dr. Jekyll. Jekyll has been murdering fellow doctors who laugh at his experiments. He has more murders in mind. At one point the serum that turns Jekyll into the murderous Hyde gets injected into Tubby. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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In Britain it was given an X certificate though it later played on children's television. See more »

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In the Hyde Park sequence, when Abbott and Costello fall through the pothole, the carpet covering the pothole is clearly visible as they try to pull themselves out. See more »

Quotes

Slim: Follow me.
Tubby: Follow you? You're always pushing me first!
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Till We Women Get to Vote
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Performed by Helen Westcott
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Great fun
10 August 1999 | by (Essex, GB) – See all my reviews

I found this to be Abbott and Costello's last great movie. It's most underrated. The music and sets create a good Victorian atmosphere. Bud and Lou aren't at their funniest but they are highly enjoyable. Karloff is good too. Kids should love this movie though A+C aren't given much screen time in the first quarter of an hour, but the story is well set by then. Great stuff.


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