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Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948) was a Comedy - Horror Film directed by Charles Barton and produced by Robert Arthur.

Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein was inducted into the National Film Registry in 2001.

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Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein

By RBuccicone on Oct 25, 2012 From MacGuffin Movies

Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948) I made my first forray into the films of Abbott and Costello earlier this week and had the great fortune of doing so in the theater. I would not say I have avoided the comic team’s movies so much as I just have not gotten around to them, instead bei... Read full article


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Chick Young: You're making enough noise to wake up the dead!
Wilbur: I don't have to wake him up. He's up.


Joan Raymond: Oh Wilbur, can't we both come along too?
Wilbur Grey: Yes, mon amour.
Wilbur Grey: That's Spanish.
Chick Young: That's French.
Wilbur Grey: How do you like that, I speak French too.


Wilbur Grey: AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!
Wilbur Grey: Who screamed?
Chick Young: You did.
Chick Young: [amused] I did?


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Three actors in this film had previously played the Frankenstein Monster. Aside from Glenn Strange who actually plays the role again, both Bela Lugosi and Lon Chaney Jr. had experience under the flat top as well. Boris Karloff was the original Monster.
"Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid" was shooting near a set where "Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein" was filming. Tourists were shocked to see Glenn Strange's Frankenstein Monster having lunch with Ann Blyth in her fishtail costume. Both Strange and Lon Chaney in his Wolfman make-up were invited to the Mr. Peabody wrap party, where they hammed it up in make-up.
Boris Karloff was never approached to play the monster, but as a favor to Universal, he agreed to do publicity work for this film as long as he didn't have to see the film. In several photos taken by Universal's publicity department, he is seen standing in line purchasing a ticket at a theater in New York City where the film is playing, and in other stills, he is shown admiring the poster art for the film outside the theater lobby. Karloff later starred with Abbott & Costello in Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff as well as _Abbott and Costello meet Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde. (1953)_.
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Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein

Released 1948
Inducted 2001
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