Bud Abbott Lou Costello Meet the Killer Boris Karloff

1949

Comedy / Crime / Horror / Mystery / Thriller

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IMDb Rating 6.9 10 3619

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Cast

Billy Gray as Boy With Bow and Arrow
Percy Helton as Abernathy
Boris Karloff as Swami Talpur
Alan Mowbray as Melton
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776.19 MB
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English 2.0
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23.976 fps
1 hr 24 min
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1.41 GB
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English 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
1 hr 24 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by django-1 8 / 10

If you like Abbott and Costello, you should like this

Much of Abbott and Costello's late 40s/early 50s output put them in parodies of various film genres--this one is a parody of murder mysteries. I saw this as a child and liked it, although I was let down that Boris Karloff had such an insignificant role. Now that it's out on DVD as part of the third A&C boxset, I'm seeing it again, and I still think it's quite funny. There are many well-paced comic set-ups and the boys don't look bored as they do in some of their later vehicles. No great analysis is needed for a film like this--it's just classic comedy and has held up very well.

Reviewed by whpratt1 10 / 10

KARLOFF TRIES TO HYPNOTIZE LOU COSTELLO!

A well-known attorney is murdered at the Lost Caverns Hotel. Murder evidence points to Freddie Phillips(Lou Costello), a bellhop. and his friend, Casey Edwards(Bud Abbott), is the hotel detective. Many murders are committed and casts more suspicion on the bellhop. Swami Talpur(Boris Karloff) tries to hypnotize Freddie into signing a false confession, and then killing himself. However, the bellhop's below average mentality prevents this from happening. Because of the great success of "Abbott & Costello" Meet Frankenstein the year before, Universal decided to team their former horror star, Karloff with their top comics. Boris Karloff played himself perfectly and with the great talents of Bud & Lou, it is a must see Classic Comedy. It is well worth viewing and owning!

Reviewed by SmileysWorld 6 / 10

Excellent whodunnit/comedy

We have here the excellent slapstick performances of straight man Bud Abbott and comic genius Lou Costello,combined with the always menacing Boris Karloff,though here he is much more lighthearted of course.Freddy Phillips(Costello)is suspected of murder.Of course we all know he didn't do it,and the hilarious journey to the real killer begins from there. While this is not Abbott and Costello's greatest effort,it is certainly good enough,and it is a great combination of murder mystery and comedy. Today's comedy writers and performers could learn a lot from A and C, as well as many others from their era.If you want to know what real comedy is all about,the films of Abbott and Costello are the way to go. Great stuff.

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