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"Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein": Bud Abbott and Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein, or Bud Abbott Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein —although the film is usually referred to as simply Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein—is a 1948 American horror comedy film directed by Charles Barton and starring the comedy team of Abbott and Costello. The picture is the first of several films where the comedy duo meets classic characters from Universal's horror film stable. In this film, they encounter Count Dracula, Frankenstein's monster, and the Wolf Man, while subsequent films pair the duo with the Mummy, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and the Invisible Man. On a TV special in the early 1950s, the two did a sketch where they interacted with the latest original Universal Studios monster being promoted at the time, the Creature from the Black Lagoon. The film is considered the swan song for the "Big Three" Universal horror monsters – Count Dracula, the Wolf Man and Frankenstein's monster, none of whom had appeared in a Universal film since 1945's House of Dracula.
- also known as Bud Abbott Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein, Abbott and Costello Meet the Ghosts, Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein, Bud Abbott and Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein, The Brain of Frankenstein
- country: United States of America
- language: English Language
- producer: Robert Arthur
- art direction by Hilyard M. Brown & Bernard Herzbrun
- written by Frederic I. Rinaldo, Robert Lees, John Grant
- Bud Abbott as Chick Young
- Lou Costello as Wilbur Grey
- Glenn Strange as Frankenstein's monster
- Lon Chaney, Jr. as Larry Talbot
- Jane Randolph as Joan Raymond
- Lenore Aubert as Sandra Mornay
- Frank Ferguson as Mr. McDougal
- Bela Lugosi as Count Dracula
- Charles Bradstreet as Dr. Stevens
- Bobby Barber as Waiter
- Harry Brown as Photographer
- Joe Kirk as Man at Costume Party in Fez
- Howard Negley as Harris
- Vincent Price as The Invisible Man
- Carl Sklover as Man at Costume Party
- Helen Spring as Woman at Baggage Counter
- Paul Stader as Sergeant
- Clarence Straight as Man in Armor
- cinematography by Charles Van Enger
- edited by Frank Gross
- music by Frank Skinner
- costume design by Grace Houston
- set decoration by Oliver Emert & Russell A. Gausman
- genres: Comedy, Horror, Science Fiction
- More howls than you can shake a shiver at!!!
- 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!
- released on (66 years ago)
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Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948) American film in which the comedy team of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello contend with COUNT DRACULA, the Wolf Man, and Frankenstein. BELA LUGOSI stars as Dracula, and LON CHANEYJR.
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” In the postwar era, the comedic duo of William “Bud” Abbott and Lou Costello starred in a series of horror send-ups including Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948) and Abbott and ...
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