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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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Casey Edwards: It's Milford. Strickland's secretary.
Freddie Phillips: What's he hangin' around here for?
Casey Edwards: He's hang - - He's dead, you dope.


Freddie Phillips: Who's the culprit?
Casey Edwards: The culprit and the murderer are the same!


Freddie Phillips: I have a confession to make.
Angela Gordon: You did it?
Freddie Phillips: No, I mean that stuff
[champagne]
Freddie Phillips: I don't drink that stuff, that's like drinking poison.
Angela Gordon: Oh come on...
Freddie Phillips: Oh stop it, the bubbles' is tickling my nose.
Angela Gordon: For little Angela...
Freddie Phillips: I wouldn't drink it for big Angela.


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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 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.
The film was originally banned in Denmark due to the scene where corpses play cards.
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