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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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[Wilbur answers the door and Joan kisses him]
Wilbur Grey: Oh, oh...
Chick Young: Now who is this?
Wilbur Grey: She's, she's beautiful.
Joan Raymond: I'm Joan Raymond.
Wilbur Grey: [shrugging] She's Joan Raymond.


Wilbur Grey: [Chick calls Wilbur from across the room] Miss Raymond, will you excuse me.
[looking at himself in the mirror]
Wilbur Grey: Oh you irresistible boy.
Wilbur Grey: [to Chick] You want me.
Chick Young: [grabs Wilbur and pulls him towards the window] Yes I want you. Come over here. I just wanted to get a good look at you in the light.
Chick Young: I still don't get it.
Wilbur Grey: Jealous?


Chick Young: What I'd like to know is, what does he got they I haven't got?
Dr. Sandra Mornay: A brain.
Wilbur: [flattered] Oh, a brain.
Chick Young: I'd like to know where it is.


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Jane Randolph replaced Ella Raines, who backed out at the last minute.
The scene in which Wilbur (Lou Costello) is unknowingly sitting on the Frankenstein Monster's (Glenn Strange) lap required multiple takes. The scene allowed Costello to improvise wildly, which caused Strange to constantly break up laughing during the takes.
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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