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Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein
The style of shenanigans Abbott and Costello specialized in hasn't exactly improved with age. But what they did they did very well. It was a combination of mugging, slapstick and misunderstood repartee. Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein is ridiculous fun. There are plenty of harmless laughs to be found. I laughed hardest when Frankenstein's monster first sees and is afraid of Costello and Dracula tells him, "Don't be afraid.
He won't hurt you. It hasn't done me any good! Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein was a huge hit when it first came out and remains to this day a great Halloween watch for children of all ages. The key phrase used by either of my brothers is when Eric refers to this movie as, "good, clean, 'G', rated family fun. As Patrick wrote, not all of the classic comedy duo's schtick has aged particularly well. It's the kind of joke I chuckled at the first time, but was more apt to groan at as the story progressed and it was repeated.
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The best non-verbal moment comes near the end when Costello whips the table cloth out from under some candles. His reaction shows an expression such happy surprise, I couldn't help but laugh.
It's also one of his more subtle reaction shots. I laughed more at the verbal banter than I did at the physical hijinks, such as when Wilbur Costello tells Larry Talbot Chaney"I've got a date. In fact, I've got two dates. Although I think the line I laughed at most was when Larry tells Wilbur that at night he turns into a wolf and Wilbur replies with a nudge and a wink, "Oh pal, that's alright; I'm sort of a wolf myself.
It's a shame that Boris Karloff turned down the chance to play the Monster. Wilbur reluctantly agrees to search the castle with Chick and soon stumbles upon a basement staircase that leads to a boat and dock.
Chick insists they search for Dracula and the Monster to prove to Wilbur that they do not really exist.
Behind a revolving door, Wilbur experiences a few close calls with the monsters; whenever he tries to get Chick's attention, the monsters have disappeared. Meanwhile, Joan discovers Dr.
Frankenstein's notebook in Sandra's desk and Sandra finds Joan's insurance company employee ID in her purse. As the men and women prepare to leave for the ball, a suavely dressed Dr. Dracula introduces himself to Joan and the boys. Also working at the castle is the naive Prof. Stevens Charles Bradstreetwho questions some of the specialized equipment that has arrived. After Wilbur admits that he was in the basement, Sandra feigns a headache and tells Wilbur and the others that they will have to go to the ball without her.
In private, Sandra admits to Dracula that Stevens' suspicions, Joan's credentials, and Wilbur's snooping in the basement have made her nervous enough to put the experiment on hold.
Dracula asserts his will by hypnotizing her and biting her in the neck in a continuity error, Dracula's reflection is visible in a mirror. Vampires do not have reflections, as stated in Dracula Everyone is now at the masquerade ball.
Talbot arrives and confronts Dr. Lahos, who is in costume as Dracula. Lejos easily deflects Talbot's accusations and takes Joan to the dance floor. Sandra lures Wilbur to a quiet spot in the woods and attempts to bite him, but Chick and Larry approach and she flees.
Wilbur escapes, but the Wolf Man attacks McDougal, who is also at the ball. Since Chick's costume includes a wolf mask, McDougal accuses Chick of attacking him out of revenge.
Chick escapes and witnesses Dracula hypnotizing Wilbur. Chick is also hypnotized and rendered helpless, while Dracula and Sandra bring Wilbur and Joan back to the castle. The next morning, Chick and Talbot, both fugitives, meet up in the bayou.
Talbot confesses to Chick that he is indeed the Wolf Man. Chick explains that Dracula has taken Wilbur and Joan to the island and they agree to work together to rescue them.
Wilbur is held in a pillory in the cellar. Sandra explains her plan to transplant his brain into the Monster.
When she and Dracula leave him to prepare the Monster for the operation, Chick and Talbot sneak in to set Wilbur and Stevens free. Dracula and Sandra return to the cellar and find Wilbur missing; Dracula easily recalls Wilbur and he soon finds himself strapped to an operating table in the lab.
The Monster is on an adjacent table, receiving electric shocks.
As Sandra brings a scalpel to Wilbur's forehead, Talbot and Chick burst in. Talbot pulls Sandra away from Wilbur and Chick unintentionally knocks her out while fending off Dracula with a chair.
Chick flees the lab, pursued by Dracula. Talbot is about to untie Wilbur when he once again transforms into the Wolf Man.
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Dracula returns to the lab and engages in a brief tug of war with the Wolf Man over Wilbur's gurney. Dracula flees and the Wolf Man gives chase. Chick returns to untie Wilbur just as the Monster, now at full power, breaks his restraints and climbs off his gurney.
Sandra attempts to command him, but the Monster picks her up and tosses her out the lab window to her death. Chick and Wilbur escape the lab and run from room to room with the Monster following them.