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Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff (1949) was a Comedy - Mystery Film directed by Charles Barton and produced by Robert Arthur.

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[the Swami tries to get a hypnotized Freddie to kill himself]
Swami Talpur: Perhaps you should choose the manner of your death. How would you like to die?
Freddie Phillips: Old age.


Freddie Phillips: Ain't I a lucky stiff? Lucky stiff? I should've never left Paterson.


Insp. Wellman: Were you and Relia in cahoots?
Freddie Phillips: [having seen Relia's body] The last time I saw Relia, he didn't talk to me.
Insp. Wellman: If I could only find Relia. I could make him talk.
Freddie Phillips: If you could, that would be a good trick.
Sgt. Stone: He could make him talk. You don't know Wellman.
Freddie Phillips: You don't know Relia.


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After filming was completed, Lou Costello was bedridden for several months due to a relapse of rheumatic fever, which he originally battled in 1943. As a result, the duo did not make another film together until Abbott and Costello in the Foreign Legion, a year later.
The film was originally banned in Denmark due to the scene where corpses play cards.
The role eventually played by Boris Karloff was originally a female character named Madame Switzer in the final shooting script which was then titled, 'Abbott and Costello Meet the Killers'. Five days before shooting, Karloff was hired and the character was changed to a swami.
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