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.
Abbott & Costello Meet FrankensteinBy 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: But you and I 'have a date with destiny'.
Wilbur Grey: Let Chick go with Destiny.
Chick Young: You're making enough noise to wake up the dead!
Wilbur: I don't have to wake him up. He's up.
Wilbur Grey: I've had this brain for thirty years. It hasn't done me any good!
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This film has been the subject of controversy for decades over whether it should be considered part of the official Universal Horror series (thus making it a sequel to House of Dracula) or a non-canon, standalone film.
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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