Oysters and Muscles (1948)

Lou agrees to wrestle the Masked Marvel, believing he will be Bud's gentle friend McGuirk; but neither are aware that the Marvel's manager has substituted the menacing "Strangler" under the mask after McGuirk takes sick.

Director:

Jean Yarbrough

Writers:

John Grant (material), Edmund L. Hartmann (material) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Bud Abbott ... Slats [Bud, in silent versions] (archive footage)
Lou Costello ... Oliver [Lou, in silent versions] (archive footage)
Lon Chaney Jr. ... Strangler Johnson, wrestler (archive footage)
Sammy Stein ... 'Masked Marvel' McGuirk, wrestler (archive footage)
Joe Kirk Joe Kirk ... Dan Miller, manager (archive footage)
Martha O'Driscoll ... (scenes deleted) (archive footage)
June Vincent ... (scenes deleted) (archive footage)
Donald Cook ... (scenes deleted) (archive footage)
Charles Dingle ... (scenes deleted) (archive footage)
Peggy Ryan ... Ringside Girl (archive footage)
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Lou agrees to wrestle the Masked Marvel, believing he will be Bud's gentle friend McGuirk; but neither are aware that the Marvel's manager has substituted the menacing "Strangler" under the mask after McGuirk takes sick.

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Genres:

Comedy | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1948 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (other 16 mm prints)| Silent (8 mm and certain 16 mm prints)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Edited from Here Come the Co-eds (1945) See more »

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Oysters and Muscles
8 December 2013 | by ducatimatz28See all my reviews

This is one of two Castle Film Shorts from the 1945 Universal Feature "Here come the Coeds" A condensed version in both 8mm & 16mm intended for the home film market.Abbott & Costello representing a Women's College(Bixby)who are in financial trouble,need to obtain quick money to save the college from closing...

Bud cons Lou(Oliver) into a supposedly fixed wrestling match against the Masked Marvel who is a friend of Bud's character(Slatts).When the masked marvel(McGurk) becomes ill before the match and is substituted by another wrestler unaware to Lou,then all hell breaks loose as Lou realizes he isn't wrestling the right man...

Very entertaining Short Subject usually paired with the other related Castle A&C Short "Fun on the Run" from the same feature "Here come the Coeds".Both A&C short films were among the most popular ever distributed by Castle Films...


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