Abbott and costello meet frankenstein review notes

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Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein

Principal photography began on February 5 and ran through March 20, All I have to do is frighten the boys, a perfectly appropriate activity. As director Barton would later say: You have to understand that working with two zanies like Abbott and Costello was not the normal Hollywood set.

They never went by the script and at least once a day there would be a pie fight.

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Bela of course would have nothing to do with any of this. He would just glare at those involved with his famous deadly stare and the only emotion he would show physically was one of utter disgust.

An infamous story from filming also involved Strange who, during the scene in the laboratory where the Monster comes after Chick and Wilbur after throwing Sandra through the window, stepped on a camera cable, causing the camera to fall and break some bones in his foot.

abbott and costello meet frankenstein review notes

So in fact Chaney wound up playing two different monsters in this movie. Another humorous story from the set involved actress Lenore Aubert, who wrapped in a mink, put a leash on Strange and, accompanied by Abbott, Costello, and Chaney in full make-up, took the Monster out for a stroll on the lot just in time for the studio tour tram.

The rubber head appliance worn by Glenn Strange to play the Frankenstein monster fitted him so tightly that, after a few hours under the hot lights, he could shake his head and hear the sweat rattling around inside it.

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During the final chase scene, when Wilbur and Chick are standing in front of a door and the Frankenstein monster punches through it, Costello deliberately went off his mark and got hit on the jaw.

Director Barton liked his reaction, so he decided to keep it in the film. As a favor to Universal, even though he refused to actually see the film, he did help promote the film and can be seen in several publicity photos, including one where he is buying a ticket. Modern sources report that Lugosi wrote his autobiography on the set of the film. 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. They arrange to go together to a masquerade ball and go off to pick up Sandra.

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Talbot phones the house, and tells Wilbur that he believes they are in the house where Dracula is. Chick with a reluctant Wilbur searches the place but once again, Wilbur sees the monsters but Chick doesn't and still doesn't believe him. While this is going on, Sandra discovers that Joan is an insurance investigator and decides to not go through with Dracula's plan but Dracula bites her and possesses her.

abbott and costello meet frankenstein review notes

At the masquerade ball, Dracula hides in plain sight as himself, while Talbot changes into the wolf man and tries to attack Wilbur. He ends up attacking McDougall, who believes it was Chick because he has a wolf's mask. Chick runs and hides from the mob while Dracula takes off with Joan and an hypnotized Wilbur but not before Chick finally sees him himself.