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

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

Director:

Charles Lamont

Writers:

Lee Loeb (screenplay), John Grant (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
Bud Abbott ... Slim
Lou Costello ... Tubby
Boris Karloff ... Dr. Henry Jekyll / Mr. Hyde
Craig Stevens ... Bruce Adams
Helen Westcott ... Vicky Edwards
Reginald Denny ... Inspector
John Dierkes ... Batley
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Storyline

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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The Laughs Are Twice as MONSTER-OUS as Ever Before! See more »


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Trivia

Despite clearly being a departure from the usual Jekyll/Hyde story, two classic characters are referenced. The victim of Hyde in the opening scene is Dr. Poole. In previous versions, Poole is the name of Jekyll's butler. Jekyll also mentions a Dr. Lanson, who is clearly a reference to Jekyll's good friend Dr. Lanyon See more »

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The demonstrators for votes for women are referred to as "suffragettes." That was the American term; in Britain they were called "suffragists." See more »

Quotes

Slim: 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.
Tubby: 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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Connections

Version of Dottor Jekyll e gentile signora (1979) See more »

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Till We Women Get to Vote
(uncredited)
Performed by Helen Westcott
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It Is One Of The best Abbott & Costello Monster Movies!!
20 June 1999 | by jeremy-44See all my reviews

Hi Im 13 years old. I love Abbott & Costello! Abbott And Costello Meet Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde Is A Very Funny Movie! It Is About Abbott And Costello As Cops Tracking Down Mr Hyde All Over London!! Stars Boris Karloff As Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde! I Have The Movie! Mixed With Comedy And Horror It Is A Good Movie!!!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 August 1953 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dr. Jekyll and Mrs. Hyde See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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