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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!


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


Larry Talbot: You don't understand. Every night when the moon is full, I turn into a wolf.
Wilbur: You and twenty million other guys.
Larry Talbot: [slamming Wilbur into a locker with Chick going in behind him] Listen, I might tear you limb from limb!
Wilbur: [turning to Chick in the locker] Is that serious?
Chick Young: He'll murder ya!
Wilbur: That's serious.


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Although he would play similar vampires in other films since Dracula, this would be only the second, and last, time that Bela Lugosi would play Dracula in a feature film.
This film was such a hit that it was reportedly Universal-International's second highest grossing film of the year.
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.
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National Film Registry

Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein

Released 1948
Inducted 2001
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