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Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff (1949)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Horror, Mystery | 22 August 1949 (USA)
Two employees of a secluded hotel investigate a murder on the premises in which the goofy bellboy is the prime suspect.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Casey Edwards
... Freddie Phillips
... Swami Talpur
... Angela Gordon
Joseph Garland Moore Jr. ... Jeff Wilson (as Gar Moore)
... Betty Crandall
... Melton
... Insp. Wellman
... T. Hanley Brooks
... Amos Strickland
... Sgt. Stone
... Gregory Milford
... Mrs. Hargreave
... Abernathy
... Mrs. Grimsby
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Lost Caverns Hotel bellhop Freddie Phillips is suspected of murder. Swami Talpur tries to hypnotize Freddie into confessing, but Freddie is too stupid for the plot to work. Inspector Wellman uses Freddie to get the killer (and it isn't the Swami). Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Yipes! Those Killer-Dillers are out to get the King of the Killers ! See more »


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22 August 1949 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bud Abbott and Lou Costello Meet the Killer Boris Karloff  »

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$686,000 (estimated)
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1.37 : 1
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The film was originally banned in Denmark due to the scene where corpses play cards. See more »

Goofs

During the opening credit animation, after machine gun fire writes "Meet The Killer", the animated Costello says, "You didn't dot the 'I'!". This wouldn't be necessary, however, since the words are written in all capital letters. See more »

Quotes

Freddie Phillips: Mr. Strickland! He's been murdered!
Melton: Murdered? That's impossible, we don't permit murders in this hotel!
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Crazy Credits

The film begins animated versions of Abbott & Costello on a scaffold painting their names on a wall. (The bucket is labeled "BLOOD")Then there is the sound of a car screeching to a stop, and machine gun fire. "Meet the Killer" is written in bullet holes. "Costello" yells "Yoohoo! You didn't dot the "I"!" Then a dagger flies in and "Dots the 'I'", while the bucket of "Blood" is spilled. Then the frame drops, following the "Blood" as it spells out "Boris Karloff", and then the rest of the credits. See more »

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I didn't see him, the man who wasn't there.
28 April 2003 | by See all my reviews

This is on of my favorite films with the comic duo right next to "The Times of thier Lives". This has a great script, great actors, and a good plot. Also stars Boris Karloff who sided out playing the Frankinstien monster in Abbott and Costello meet Frankinstein10/10, highly recomended.


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