Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)

Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein was directed by Charles Barton. Barton was the principal director for Abbott and Costello comedies. He started his career in the 30’s and finished up in the 70’s doing lots of  TV shows.

Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)

Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)

The movie of course stars Bud Abbott and Lou Costello as two moving men given Dracula and Frankenstein to deliver to a house of horrors. It’s turns out to be the real Dracula (Bela Lugosi) and Frankenstein (Glenn Strange), then enter the Wolfman (Lon Chaney Jr.) to warn them about the monsters.

Lon Chaney (Wolf man) and Bela Lugosi (Dracula) were the original actors who actually played these roles, that really adds to the movie. Many people see this movie as a classic horror/comedy.  Humor when one person bully’s the other just doesn’t seem that funny to me.

“I’ve had this brain for thirty years. It hasn’t done me any good!”

06/10 Better than average—but not the classic movie I was expecting.