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With Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Lon Chaney Jr., Bela Lugosi. Bud Abbott Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein (original title) .. Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis. Critic Reviews for Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein yet never diminishing the standing of the classic Universal Studios monsters that figure in its plot. Nov 18, Bud Abbott and Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein () — the perfect genre, I'd like to celebrate Lon Chaney Jr. with some fun quotes and silly Note: Abbott and Costello respected the three monsters and made sure no.
Sandra Mornay Lenore Auburn invites Dracula and the monster to her castle home on ain island, and tells him she has found the perfect body for the monster's brain - Wilbur. After being bailed from jail, Wilbur and Chick are visited by Talbot, who tells them he is on their trail and has been following them all over Europe.
They don't believe him and he insists on being locked in his room out of fear of transforming. The next morning, they discover it was Joan Raymond who bailed them out.
She's an insurance investigator pretending to like Wilbur in order to get McDougall's exhibits back for him.
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They arrange to go together to a masquerade ball and go off to pick up Sandra. Talbot phones the house, and tells Wilbur that he believes they are in the house where Dracula is.
Classic Costello meets monster fare ensues. Whose brain do they intend to use? In order to put a stop to all the terrible plans, Talbot needs the help of Wilbur and Chick, all the while fighting his own demons and an ever-full moon. I must say poor Talbot, as far as monsters go, is quite the downer. Anyway, I think you get the picture. His is always a character that is in the wrong place at the wrong time.
There are plenty of scares and opportunities for the wonderful, classic repartee that made Abbott and Costello such a hit during the golden ages of three mediums of mass communications — radio, movies and television.
But having all these monsters around who not only want to get at Wilbur but also hate each other — the Wolf Man and Dracula in particular — lends itself to grand mayhem and several frights as well whereby Wilbur and Chick run into a classic monster in every room of the castle. One has to love the apparent demise of Dracula as well — trying to escape the pursuing Wolf Man, the Count starts to turn into a bat then out comes the Wolf Man, grabs a hold of the animal before it flies away and they both fall into the rocks and crashing waves below.
Meanwhile, The Monster continues his relentless pursuit of Wilbur and Chip who do all they can, in hilarious fashion, to evade being killed by the creature. He chases them out of castle where he meets his demise in an ending that rivals the best climax in any of the classic Universal horrors.
Then just before the film ends, as the boys are trying to escape in a little boat, another monster appears. A must mention — the gorgeous, classic horror film score by Frank Skinner in this film. From the moment the Universal logo appears and that first, loud, distinctive note plays I want to run for cover — it evokes such wonderful thrills. I might add that animation is also used beautifully in the scenes where Dracula turns into a bat.
Particularly interesting are the stories concerning the actors who play the famous monsters but, in truth, everything about the making of this film fascinates me. The transition scenes where Talbot Chaney turn into the monster are really great in this film too — the editing is less clumsy, for lack of a better word, than in the version.
Meanwhile, Joan discovers Dr. Frankenstein's notebook in Sandra's desk and Sandra finds Joan's insurance company employee ID in her purse.
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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.
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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.
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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.Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (3/11) Movie CLIP - Dracula Rises (1948) HD
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.