Lester and Orville accidentally launch a rocket which is supposed to fly to Mars. Instead it goes to New Orleans for Mardi Gras. They are then forced by bank robber Mugsy and his pal Harry ... See full summary »
Harry and Willie buy the Edison Movie Studio in the year 1912 from Joseph Gorman, a confidence man. They follow Gorman to Hollywood where, as stunt men, they find him directing movies as Sergei Trumanoff and stealing the studio payroll.
Jonesy and Lou are in Algeria looking for a wrestler they are promoting. Sergeant Axmann tricks them into joining the Foreign Legion, after which they discover Axmann's collaboration with ... See full summary »
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
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In Britain it was given an X certificate though it later played on children's television. See more »
When Costello was standing by the mannequin of George Washington, the mannequin blinked. See more »
Now look! You can't make two persons out of one. If there's a monster, there's a monster. If there's a Dr. Jekyll, there's a Dr. Jekyll. But one can't be the other.
Now listen Slim. All I know is that I locked up the monster and when I came back, Dr. Jekyll was there. You know I'm no magician.
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Admittedly inferior to their arguably best "Meet" film ABBOTT AND COSTELLO
MEET FRANKENSTEIN five years earlier during their golden age, this was
easily the best of their films in their declining years of the early to mid
The boys play a pair of NY cops on a work-experience exchange in Victorian
London. They are soon on the trail of the diabolical MR HYDE (played on and
off by Karloff) having already met Dr Jekyll in "polite
The story makes for some top comedic moments for Bud and Lou. The climactic
chase after Lou is turned accidentally into a mouse is funny stuff. And
thats all this is - funny stuff. A few reviewers here have gotten themselves
into the psychology of the characters and seem miffed in the extreme at the
liberties taken with R L Stevenson's original characters. Live with
it...this was a highly watchable comedy and should be viewed upon the impact
it made in 1953 NOT the new millennium.
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