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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 Grey: [whispering] Hey, will you please stop yelling. Come here.
[continues whispering]
Wilbur Grey: Don't you know it's impolite to raise your voice?
[screams]
Wilbur Grey: Oh Chick!


Wilbur Grey: I've had this brain for thirty years. It hasn't done me any good!


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


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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.
"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.
Marks the first time Universal-International stopped using the effective but lengthy application time of make-up artist Jack P. Pierce for the monster make-up, using Bud Westmore and Jack Kevan's more cost-effective rubber appliances. The rubber head appliance that Glenn Strange wore to play the Frankenstein monster fitted him so tightly that, after a few hours under the hot lights, he could shake his head and hear the sweat rattling around inside it.
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Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein

Released 1948
Inducted 2001
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