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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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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.


Insp. Wellman: I'm going to locate Milford and Relia if I have to take this hotel apart with my own hands.


[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.


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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 original script 'Easy Does It', was originally intended as a vehicle for Bob Hope. After the huge success of Bud Abbott Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein, Universal-International wanted another "horror" comedy with Bud Abbott and Lou Costello, so the script was rewritten for them. Oddly enough, the role played by Boris Karloff was originally written for a woman.
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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