Retro Review | Abbott And Costello Meet Frankenstein

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Continuing with Abbott and Costello week, I thought I’d go way back.

Review 2017 by Flytrap

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Written by: Robert Lees, Frederic I. Rinaldo, John Grant

Directed by: Charles T. Barton

Starring: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Bela Lugosi, Lon Chaney, Jr., Glenn Strange, Lenore Aubert, Jane Randolph
Complete cast and crew here

Not rated 
Running time: 1hr 22 Mins

A couple of baggage clerks encounter a diverse and quarreling trio of monsters, which leaders to danger and many yucks.

This is a great family movie and one of Abbott and Costello’s best, certainly my favorite. It is helped immensely by having the villains play it straight. Lugosi, Chaney, and Strange are in fine form as Dracula, the Wolfman, and the Monster. Plenty of action along with the gags keeps the movie moving merrily along. This was the last of the Universal Monster movie mash-ups and only the second time Lugosi played Dracula.

My only concern is that the Wolfman was an incredible klutz.

I’ll recommend this one. I could not find it streaming anywhere, but I’ll bet you could find the DVD cheap.

Flytrap rating: 9/10

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