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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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Larry Talbot: [gives Wilbur a key] Lock me in, and no matter what you hear or what you might think, don't let me out!


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.


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The studio hired two additional comedians to add laughs between takes on the set.
Lou Costello did not want to film the movie, declaring, "No way I'll do that crap. My little girl could write something better than this." A $50,000 advance in salary and the signing of director Charles Barton, the team's good friend and the man whom some call their best director, convinced him otherwise.
The opening scene of "London", then "Big Ben" is followed by a constable on patrol. This shot was lifted from Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man in the scene a constable finds the unconscious Lawrence Talbot after his "resurrection", that same constable is murdered by the Wolf Man the following night. A filter was used to darken the shot for inclusion in this film.
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Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein

Released 1948
Inducted 2001
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