Friday, August 3, 2012

Bud Abbott and Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein

Bud Abbott and Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein
Released Date: June 15, 1948
Director: Charles Barton
Actors: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Lon Chaney Jr., Bela Lugosi, Glenn Strange, Lenore Aubert, Jane Randolph, Frank Ferguson, and Charles Bradstreet

     You will notice while watching this film that Costello is wearing a bracelet. The bracelet has engraved, his son's name that died. His son drowned one day at the families home pool. They are not certain how the boy got into the pool. He was in his own play pin outside, and it was not that close to the pool. The boy was too young to walk and he could not have gotten himself out of the play pin. The only person at the home was supposedly the house keeper. The mother, Lou's wife was not at the house, but out shopping. Suspicious, yes?

     Wilbur (Lou Costello) and Chick (Bud Abbott) work at a package delivery company. Then then discover that they have two large packages for the McDougol's House of Horrors. The packages contain remains of Dracula (Bela Lugosi) and Frankenstein (Glenn Strange). Wilbur and Chick take the two packages over to the house of horrors. Which makes Larry Talbot (Lon Chaney) fly from London to stop Dracula and Frankenstein's awake. Dracula and Frankenstein become alive in front of Chick but poor old Chick is not believed, for the two monsters become like stone whenever someone looks at them. McDougol (Frank Ferguson) comes to his house of horrors, only to discover that the two monsters are not in their rightful place. When Chick tries to tell them that the two monsters got out themselves, McDougol, who brought along an officer, believes that they stole the two remains and throws the two in jail overnight. The two men, Wilbur and Chick are invited to a party. Where the two monsters will attend. Will everyone realize that Wilbur was telling the truth? Or will Wilbur lose his brain for Dracula's Frankenstein? Find out during the film. And laugh out loud as Abbott and Costello run around and run into walls. Costello is one funny man and it is amazing how Abbott has to have a straight face. It is said that Costello was paid less than Abbott, and that was because of how hard Abbott had to work on not laughing. 

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