History Film / AbbottandCostelloMeetFrankenstein

21st Apr '17 9:51:00 PM skidoo23
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* FakeShemp: Glenn Strange suffered a leg injury during production. For the scene in which the Monster throws Sandra out the window, Lon Chaney put on the make-up and the suit and did the shot instead.

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* FakeShemp: Glenn Strange suffered a leg injury during production. production (likely one reason he spends a lot of time shown sitting or lying down in this film). For the scene in which the Monster throws Sandra out the window, Lon Chaney (who had previously played the Monster in ''Film/TheGhostOfFrankenstein'') put on the make-up and the suit and did the shot instead.in his place.



* GrandFinale: It may not have been intended this way, but this ended up being the final entry in the "main" Universal Horror series that had begun in 1931 with the original ''Dracula'' and ''Frankenstein'' films. (Although Universal Horror movies continued to be produced with characters like The Mummy - who got his own A&C film a few years later - those films had no narrative connection to the Dracula, Frankenstein and Wolf Man films.)

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* GrandFinale: It may not have been intended this way, but this ended up being the final entry in the "main" Universal Horror series that had begun in 1931 with the original ''Dracula'' and ''Frankenstein'' films. (Although Although Universal Horror movies continued to be produced with characters like The Mummy - who got his own A&C film a few years later - those films had no narrative connection to the Dracula, Frankenstein and Wolf Man films.)films. as such this marks the final canonical appearance of the versions of Dracula, the Wolf Man and the Monster as originally played by Lugosi, Chaney and (initially) Boris Karloff.


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* SuddenlyVoiced: The Monster has the ability to speak again.
19th Apr '17 10:51:23 AM CosmicFerret
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But that's not all; Larry Talbot (Lon Chaney, Jr.), [[Film/TheWolfMan1941 The Wolf Man]] himself, joins our heroes to stop Dracula. Too bad that he happens to turn into a werewolf at most inappropriate times...

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But that's not all; Larry Talbot (Lon Chaney, Jr.), (Creator/LonChaneyJr), [[Film/TheWolfMan1941 The Wolf Man]] himself, joins our heroes to stop Dracula. Too bad that he happens to turn into a werewolf at most inappropriate times...
5th Mar '17 1:31:57 PM skidoo23
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* AffectionateParody: Of Franchise/UniversalHorror.

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* AffectionateParody: Of Franchise/UniversalHorror.Franchise/UniversalHorror, while at the same time remaining within the (very loose) canon of the 1930s-40s series.



* FakeShemp: Glenn Strange suffered a leg injury during production. For the scene in which the Monster throws Sandra out the window, Lon Chaney put on the make-up and the suit and did the shot instead.



* GrandFinale: It may not have been intended this way, but this ended up being the final entry in the "main" Universal Horror series that had begun in 1931 with the original ''Dracula'' and ''Frankenstein'' films. (Although Universal Horror movies continued to be produced with characters like The Mummy - who got his own A&C film a few years later - those films had no narrative connection to the Dracula, Frankenstein and Wolf Man films.)



%%* VillainProtagonist: The Wolf Man.



%%* VillainProtagonist: The Wolf Man.

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%%* VillainProtagonist: * WouldHitAGirl: The Wolf Man.Monster could care less what gender Sandra is. Having a female villain die - and rather horrifically, too - was rather rare for 1940s cinema, so this also applies to the movie in general.
11th Feb '17 9:31:01 AM maxwellsilver
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* AbsurdlyIneffectiveBarricade: At one point Chick and Wilbur slam a door in the face of Frankenstein's Monster and try barricading it. Alas, they forgot that it opened ''[[TooDumbToLive the other way]]'' and get a very nasty surprise.

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* AbsurdlyIneffectiveBarricade: At one point Chick and Wilbur slam a door in the face of Frankenstein's Monster and try barricading it. Alas, they forgot that it opened ''[[TooDumbToLive the ''the other way]]'' way'' and get a very nasty surprise.



* HeroicSacrifice: Talbot gets one (possibly unintentional) when, as the Wolf Man, he leaps off the balcony to stop Dracula from getting away. Being [[DeathSeeker Larry]] [[WhoWantsToLiveForever Talbot]], he probably survived.

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* HeroicSacrifice: Talbot gets one (possibly unintentional) when, as the Wolf Man, he leaps off the balcony to stop Dracula from getting away. Being [[DeathSeeker Larry]] [[WhoWantsToLiveForever Talbot]], Larry Talbot, he probably survived.



* OnlySaneMan: Poor Larry Talbot. Everyone else in the movie is either evil or an idiot. Naturally, they all think he's nuts... except for Dracula, who knows the truth, but acts like ''he'' thinks Talbot is nuts [[EvilIsPetty just to tick him off]].

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* OnlySaneMan: Poor Larry Talbot. Everyone else in the movie is either evil or an idiot. Naturally, they all think he's nuts... except for Dracula, who knows the truth, but acts like ''he'' thinks Talbot is nuts [[EvilIsPetty just to tick him off]].off.



-->'''Wilbur:''' [[SelfDeprecation Why should I hurt my own feelings?]]

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-->'''Wilbur:''' [[SelfDeprecation Why should I hurt my own feelings?]]feelings?
8th Jun '16 7:10:10 PM Jeduthun
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%%* FatAndSkinny: Of course.

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%%* * FatAndSkinny: Of course.Did we mention this is Abbott and Costello?



%%* LightmareFuel

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%%* LightmareFuel* LightmareFuel: For all the monsters who show up, the movie is pretty lighthearted.



%%* MadScientistLaboratory

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%%* MadScientistLaboratory* MadScientistLaboratory: Dr. Mornay sets one up in the House of Dracula.



* MonsterMash: Abbott and Costello meet not only the Frankenstein monster but Count Dracula, the Wolf Man, a brain-swapping mad scientist, and a cameo from [[spoiler:the Invisible Man]]-- with most of the action taking place in the House of Dracula!



* OfficiallyShortenedTitle: The on-screen title is "Bud Abbott Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein," but it's better known as "Abbott and Costello..."



%%* SayMyName: "Chiiiiick!"
%%* ScreamsLikeALittleGirl: Wilbur.

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%%* * SayMyName: Wilber repeatedly screams "Chiiiiick!"
%%* * ScreamsLikeALittleGirl: Wilbur.Poor Wilbur does this many times, inevitably leading to YouHaveToBelieveMe.



%%* StraightManAndWiseGuy: Naturally.

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%%* * StraightManAndWiseGuy: Naturally.You remember this is an Abbott and Costello movie, right?
6th Jun '16 8:11:09 AM Doug86
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''Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein''[[note]](the official title is actually ''Bud Abbott Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein'', but we're using the current one because it is more known)[[/note]] is a 1948 horror comedy. It is a {{crossover}} between Universal's MonsterMash horror films and Creator/{{Abbott and Costello}} series of comedies.

Detaching itself from the continuity of the previous UniversalHorror films, this movie centers around the cowardly Wilbur (Costello) and his [[StraightMan no-nonsense]] buddy Chick (Abbott) who work as baggage clerks. One day they receive an order to take two boxes, which have just come from London to the States, to [=McDougal's=] House of Horrors. The boxes contain the remains of Count {{Dracula}} (Creator/BelaLugosi) and FrankensteinsMonster (Glenn Strange), who are in fact alive and soon escape the place.

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''Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein''[[note]](the official title is actually ''Bud Abbott Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein'', but we're using the current one because it is more known)[[/note]] is a 1948 horror comedy. It is a {{crossover}} between Universal's MonsterMash horror films and Creator/{{Abbott and Costello}} Creator/AbbottAndCostello series of comedies.

Detaching itself from the continuity of the previous UniversalHorror Franchise/UniversalHorror films, this movie centers around the cowardly Wilbur (Costello) and his [[StraightMan no-nonsense]] buddy Chick (Abbott) who work as baggage clerks. One day they receive an order to take two boxes, which have just come from London to the States, to [=McDougal's=] House of Horrors. The boxes contain the remains of Count {{Dracula}} (Creator/BelaLugosi) and FrankensteinsMonster (Glenn Strange), who are in fact alive and soon escape the place.



* AffectionateParody: Of UniversalHorror.

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* AffectionateParody: Of UniversalHorror.Franchise/UniversalHorror.
11th Mar '16 4:27:26 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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'''''Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein'''''[[note]](the official title is actually ''Bud Abbott Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein'', but we're using the current one because it is more known)[[/note]] is a 1948 horror comedy. It is a {{crossover}} between Universal's MonsterMash horror films and Creator/{{Abbott and Costello}} series of comedies.

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'''''Abbott ''Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein'''''[[note]](the Frankenstein''[[note]](the official title is actually ''Bud Abbott Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein'', but we're using the current one because it is more known)[[/note]] is a 1948 horror comedy. It is a {{crossover}} between Universal's MonsterMash horror films and Creator/{{Abbott and Costello}} series of comedies.
25th Jan '16 5:26:21 PM ErichoTOME
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* CrossoverPunchline: The movie ends with [[spoiler: the Invisible Man appearing.]]
19th Jan '16 10:30:52 AM nombretomado
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* {{Slapstick}}: As would be expected in an AbbottAndCostello movie.

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* {{Slapstick}}: As would be expected in an AbbottAndCostello Creator/AbbottAndCostello movie.
25th Nov '15 2:36:31 PM Doug86
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* HorrifyingTheHorror: ''Lou'', of all people, does this to [[FrankensteinMonster the Monster]] when they first meet.

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* HorrifyingTheHorror: ''Lou'', of all people, does this to [[FrankensteinMonster [[FrankensteinsMonster the Monster]] when they first meet.
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