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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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[Trying to evade the monster, Wilbur puts on a black cloak over his face]
Wilbur Grey: [imitating Dracula] Back! Back!
The Monster: Yes, master.
Wilbur Grey: [takes off cloak and turns to Chuck] He thinks I'm Dracula!


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?


Wilbur Grey: AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!
Wilbur Grey: Who screamed?
Chick Young: You did.
Chick Young: [amused] I did?


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Three actors in this film had previously played the Frankenstein Monster. Aside from Glenn Strange who actually plays the role again, both Bela Lugosi and Lon Chaney Jr. had experience under the flat top as well. Boris Karloff was the original Monster.
Technically, nobody in the film ever meets Frankenstein, although it had long since been accepted that the name of the monster was "Frankenstein's Monster", or for simplicity sake "Frankenstein".
"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.
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Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein

Released 1948
Inducted 2001
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