Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein

1948 • 82 minutes
255 reviews
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Abbott and Costello, as railroad baggage clerks, receive a strange shipment the last remains of Dracula and Frankenstein's monster. But this deadly duo is still very much alive. So when the shipment arrives at the House of Horrors, the Monsters are not in their crates but have disappeared to a secret hideaway island. Blamed for the disappearance, Abbott and Costello follow their trail to the island, where not only do they meet up with Dracula (Bela Lugosi) and the Monster (Glenn Strange), but a Mad Scientist (Charles Bradstreet) who wants to switch Costello's brain with that of the Monster. With everyone chasing each other, the Wolf Man (Lon Chaney, Jr.) shows up to scare them all. In the end, everything works out: Costello finds romance and the Monsters find their final resting places...or do they?

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255 reviews
Jason Davis
February 18, 2017
I watched this movie a lot as a kid....tonight i got to pass this classic on to my 9 and 5 year old...this is a classic comedy that still holds its own... its a bummer they couldnt get Boris Karloff bac for Frankensteins monster, but its not exactly a showstopper... I would recommend this to any Universal Monster fan... and definitely to fans of Mel Brook's Young Frankenstein.. kind of a bummer that you cant buy this for $5!! but $3.99 isnt the worst thing ive ever done!!! "only 91 words dad?? so close to 100" that was my daughters take on my review!!! LOL
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Jeffrey Doak
August 14, 2019
The perfect blend of the comedy of Abbott and Costello combined with the legendary Universal monsters, Dracula, the Wolf Man, and of course the Frankenstein monster. arguably one of the best Abbott and Costello features.
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Didymos Rex
December 4, 2015
If you've never seen an 'Abbot and Costello’ movie and, (or) you're so 'new' that you've never ever seen a classic 'Universal Studios' Frankenstein, Dracula or, Wolfman motion picture I, imagine this movie would be for you and, your indigenous subtitles then.
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