Bud Abbott and Lou Costello meet Frankenstein
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.
Lawrence Talbot (Lon Chaney Jr.) makes an urgent phone call from London to a Florida railway station where Chick Young (Bud Abbott) and Wilbur Grey (Lou Costello) work as baggage clerks. Talbot tries to impart to Wilbur the danger of a shipment due to arrive for "McDougal's House Of Horrors", a local wax museum. The crates purportedly contain the remains of Count Dracula (Béla Lugosi) and the Frankenstein monster (Glenn Strange). However, before Wilbur can understand, a full moon rises and Talbot transforms into a werewolf. He proceeds to destroy his hotel room while Wilbur is on the line. Wilbur thinks the call is a prank and hangs up. Meanwhile, the museum owner, McDougal (Frank Ferguson), has arrived to claim the shipments. When Wilbur badly mishandles the crates, McDougal demands that the boys deliver them to his museum so his insurance agent can inspect them.
|author||John Grant Robert Lees|
|award||National Film Registry|
|genre||comedy fantasy horror science fiction|
|keywords||after hours arrest béla lugosi bite count dracula electric shock even fight float frankenstein monster full moon full moon rises gift hotel room house of horrors insurance agent insurance company kill larry talbot lawrence talbot masquerade ball morning phone call pillory railway station rescue revolving door rock shadow snoop telephone call the invisible man the wolf man tug of war voice wax museum werewolf|
|theme||buddy comedy comedy horror fantasy-comedy horror comedy monster movie parody sequel|