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Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein Details


It seems that Count Dracula (Bela Lugosi), in league with a beautiful but diabolical lady scientist (Lenore Aubert), needs a "simple, pliable" brain with which to reactivate Frankenstein's creature (Glenn Strange). The "ideal" brain belongs to the hapless Lou Costello, whom the lady doctor woos to gain his confidence and lure him to the operating table. Lawrence Talbot (Lon Chaney Jr.), better known as the Wolf Man, arrives on the scene to warn Costello and his pal Bud Abbott of Dracula's nefarious schemes. Throughout the film, the timorous Costello witnesses the nocturnal rituals of Dracula and the Monster, but can't convince the ever-doubting Abbott--until the wild climax in Dracula's castle, where the comedians are pursued by all three of the film's monstrosities. As a bonus, the Invisible Man (voiced by an unbilled Vincent Price) shows up for "all the excitement." ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:June 15, 1948


Bud Abbott
as Chick Young
Lou Costello
as Wilbur Grey
Lon Chaney, Jr.
as Lawrence Talbot/The Wolf Man
Bela Lugosi
as Dracula
Glenn Strange
as The Monster
Lenore Aubert
as Sandra Mornay
Jane Randolph
as Joan Raymond
Frank Ferguson
as McDougal
Charles Bradstreet
as Dr. Stevens
Helen Spring
as Woman
Carl Sklover
George Barton
Paul Stader
as Sergeant
Bobby Barber
as Waiter
Joe Kirk
as Man
Clarence Straight
as Man in Armor
Howard Negley
as Harris
Vincent Price
as Invisible Man


Charles Barton
Robert Arthur
John Grant
Robert Lees
Charles Van Enger
Frank Skinner
Composer (Music Score)
Frank Gross
Bernard Herzbrun
Art Director
Hilyard M. Brown
Art Director
David S. Horsley
Special Effects
Bud Westmore