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ABBOTT & COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN (1948)

Abbott & Costello at their very best with both horror and humor: When freight handlers, Chick Young and Wilbur Grey, run into the remains of Dracula and Frankenstein's monster , they are surprised to find that the remains are still alive, sort of. While Dracula pontificates ways to re-energize his monster's new brain, Larry Talbot makes his way from London in an attempt to stop the villainous monster. Meanwhile, the beautiful Dr. Sandra Mornay finds herself pulled into the plot after a quick interlude with Dracula; together. Chick and Talbot set out in search of the wily villains, hoping to stop them before the full moon rises and complications ensue upon the arrival of one Wolfman on-scene, with Dracula and Frankenstein adding to the chaos!

The cast includes: Bud Abbott and Lou Costello; with Bela Lugosi, Glenn Strange, Lenore Aubert, Jane Randolph, Frank Ferguson, Charles Bradstreet, and Lon Chaney Jr.

Directed by Charles Barton.

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"Jeepers! the creepers are after somebody - and guess who!"

"The LAUGHS are MONSTERous! Bud and Lou are in a stew when they tangle with the TITANS of TERROR!"

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Chick Young (Bud Abbott) and Wilbur Grey (Lou Costello) are two baggage clerks at a Florida train station, who receive a strange shipment for the local horror museum, of the remains of Count Dracula (Bela Lugosi) and Frankenstein (Glenn Strange). Far from dead, these monsters, plus a few other co-horts, lead / pursue these hapless clerks on a wild chase, giving them a scary adventure, on this "comedy-horror ride."

This "fabulous farce"of a screenplay, by Robert Lees, Frederic Rinaldo, and John Grant, is considered not only the best Abbott and Costello classic comedy, but also one of the finest mixes of horror and humor, ever created. The laughs and thrills come "a mile a minute," as Bud and Lou attempt to keep one step ahead of the movie's most memorable monsters, from the animated opening credits to the clever closing gag, featuring the voice of Vincent Price, as "The Invisible Man."

The monsters offer a scary contrast to the comic duo, Bud and Lou. Bela Lugosi recreates his original scary role as Dracula, Glenn Strange does a good job as the ailing Frankenstein, and Lon Chaney, Jr. breathes life into the character of the cursed Wolfman. Dracula, who wants to save the life of his friend, Frankenstein, comes up with a plan; he creates a female vampire to lure Bud to the island, so Bud's simple brain can be transplanted to Frankenstein. Luckily, Lou and friends are hot on the trail, and the resulting chase on and off the island becomes: Dracula vs. Frankenstein, Frankenstein vs. The Wolfman, and Abbot and Costello vs. them all, in this "unbeatable combination of excitement and hilarity."

If you enjoyed ABBOTT & COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN, you may like ABBOTT & COSTELLO MEET THE MUMMY, ABBOTT & COSTELLO MEET THE INVISIBLE MAN, ABBOTT & COSTELLO MEET DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE, and YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN.

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