Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)

I watched the Universal 1948 comedy horror Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein on Svengoolie. The movie stars Bud Abbott and Lou Costello as baggage clerks that receive two packages, Dracula and Frankenstein for McDougal’s House of Horrors wax museum. Larry Talbot (The Wolfman) is trying to stop the delivery because he knows they are really alive.

The Wolfman is Lon Chaney Jr. (he plays Frankenstein in the scene where the monster throws the lady out the window), Dracula is Bela Lugosi (Only the second time he had played Dracula) and the Monster is Glenn Strange (the bartender on Gunsmoke, played Frankenstein’s monster in 3 movies).

The movie also stars Lenore Aubert ( a model and Hollywood actress best known for her movie roles as exotic, mysterious women), Jane Randolph (Cat People, Curse of the Cat People), Frank Ferguson (My Friend Flicka, Lassie, No Time for Sergeants, 3 different characters on The Andy Griffith Show,

2 on Petticoat Junction, 4 on Bonanza, 4 on Perry Mason, 4 on the ABC/WB western, Maverick), Charles Bradstreet, and an uncredited voice appearance by Vincent Price (as the Invisible Man). This wonderful comedy was directed by Charles Barton

(Zane Grey, The Shaggy Dog, Amos ‘n’ Andy, Dennis the Menace, Family Affair), produced by Robert Arthur (Abbott and Costello movies, Francis movies, Operation Petticoat), music by Frank Skinner (The Wolf Man, The Life of Riley, Harvey, Shenandoah),

animation by Walter Lance (Woody Woodpecker, Chilly Willy, Felix the Cat) and makeup by Jack Pierce. I really love this movie so I’ll give it 4.25 out of 5. For more information read Wikipedia, IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes.

Author: Doyle

I was born in Atlanta, moved to Alpharetta at 4, lived there for 53 years and moved to Decatur in 2016. I've worked at such places as Richway, North Fulton Medical Center, Management Science America (Computer Tech/Project Manager) and Stacy's Compounding Pharmacy (Pharmacy Tech).

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