History Film / AbbottandCostelloMeetFrankenstein

27th Nov '17 10:41:12 AM Jeduthun
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* GenreBusting: A {{Slapstick}} MonsterMash.
18th Nov '17 6:47:41 PM Jeduthun
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%%* YourOtherLeft

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%%* YourOtherLeft* YourOtherLeft: As they're escaping the castle, Chick tells Wilbur to run to the Left. Wilbur pauses, considers his hands, turns and runs smack into the wall.
18th Nov '17 6:40:22 PM Jeduthun
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* DudeNotFunny: Larry Talbot's reaction to Chick putting on a Wolf Man mask at the costume ball.


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* TheSchlubPubSeductionDeduction: Neither Wilbur nor Chick is smart enough to suspect that the multiple gorgeous women coming onto Wilbur, of all people, might possibly have ulterior motives. (Joan is working as an insurance investigator, and Sandra wants [[spoiler: to steal his brain for the Frankenstein Monster.]])
18th Nov '17 6:26:23 PM Jeduthun
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* HypnoticEyes: Dracula hypnotizes Sandra with his eyes to ensure her obedience. Then later bites her and drinks her blood to make absolutely sure.

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* HypnoticEyes: Dracula hypnotizes Sandra with his eyes to ensure her obedience. Then later bites her and drinks her blood to make absolutely sure. Sandra attempts it on Wilbur, but he's TooDumbToFool.



* KavorkaMan: Chick is repeatedly perplexed that beautiful women keep coming onto Wilbur, of all people. Neither of them is GenreSavvy enough to make TheSchlubPubSeductionDeduction.


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* TermsOfEndangerment: AffablyEvil "Dr. Lejos" compliments Wilbur by telling him, "What we need today is young blood and brains!" He also advises him to "Make the most of life, while it lasts."
18th Nov '17 5:59:18 PM Jeduthun
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* KavorkaMan: Chick is repeatedly perplexed that beautiful women keep coming onto Wilbur, of all people. Neither of them is GenreSavvy enough to make TheSchlubPubSeductionDeduction.
4th Nov '17 12:50:15 PM Jeduthun
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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 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. 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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* GrandFinale: It may not have been intended this way, but this ended up being the final entry in the "main" Universal Horror Franchise/UniversalHorror 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. 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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* SlidingScaleOfComedyAndHorror: Very much on the comedy side of things, with Bud and Lou hamming it up and wisecracking to perfection, but the UniversalHorror monsters are quite real and played just as straight as in their own movies, so there are several genuinely scary moments.
3rd Aug '17 9:51:56 PM Jeduthun
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* NonIndicativeName [=/=] IAmNotShazam: They don't meet the ''actual'' Frankenstein, only his creation.

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* NonIndicativeName [=/=] IAmNotShazam: They don't meet the ''actual'' Frankenstein, only his creation. At least the dialogue is careful to identify him as "the Frankenstein monster," but this doesn't carry over to the title.
8th Jul '17 5:14:46 PM name_already_chosen
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* WouldHitAGirl: The 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.

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* WouldHitAGirl: The Monster could not 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.
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...
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