Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein

  • Sat Feb 23
    2:00
    $4 / $3 kids 12 + under
Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein

director:
Charles Barton
cast:
Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Bela Lugosi, Lon Chaney Jr.

The first of many horror spoofs taken on by this comic duo is one of their best. In it, Dracula (Lugosi) plans to put Costello’s brain in Frankenstein’s monster, and a werewolf (Chaney) tries to tip the boys off to his plans. “All-time great horror-comedy still works beautifully, mainly because the monsters play it straight.” (Leonard Maltin) Recommended for ages 7+.

website: universal100th.com

format
35mm bw
runtime
1 hour 23 minutes
release year/country
1948 USA