The legendary Berwyn/Chicago-based monster film host will present his big broadcast of the classic Universal monster-comedy farce masterpiece, “Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein” (1948); this Sat., Nov. 21 at 8 p.m. Eastern/7 p.m. Central on Me-TV.
“Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein” (1948) was directed by veteran Abbott and Costello feature film director Charles T. Barton. Barton’s other classic Abbott and Costello comedy masterpiece features include “The Time of their Lives” (1946), “Buck Privates Come Home” (1947, the sequel to Arthur Lubin’s classic 1941 Universal wartime comedy masterpiece with Abbott and Costello, “Buck Privates”) and “The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap” (1947, featuring Marjorie Main of Universal’s “Ma and Pa Kettle” feature comedy masterpieces). The 1948 classic Universal monster-comedy masterpiece was produced by veteran Universal producer Robert Arthur. The screenplay for “Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein” (1948) was written by veteran Abbott and Costello gag writer John Grant, along with Robert Lees and Frederic I. Rinaldo.
This will mark Sven’s ninth big broadcast of the classic 1948 Abbott and Costello Universal mammoth monster-comedy masterpiece on the airlanes of Me-TV. He had previously showcased “Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein” (1948) on Me-TV from coast-to-coast back in Oct. 2011*, Nov. 2013, Oct. 2014, April 2015, Oct. 2016, Nov. 2017, Oct. 2018 and May 2019 (showcased during Sven’s “Monstrous May” 2019 festival of classic Universal “Frankenstein” mammoth monster masterpiece features).
“Who’s on first?” Who was in the classic 1948 Abbott and Costello-Universal monster/comedy masterpiece?
The players who appeared in Charles Barton’s classic mammoth Universal monster-comedy masterpiece production of “Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein” (1948) were Bud Abbott (as Chick Young), Lou Costello (as Wilbur Grey), Glenn Strange (as Frankenstein’s monster), Bela Lugosi (as Count Dracula), Lon Chaney Jr. (as Lawrence/Larry “Wolf Man” Talbot), Lenore Aubert (as Dr. Sandra Mornay), Jane Randolph (as Joan Raymond), Vincent Price (in an uncredited cameo role as a “surprise” Universal monster character, for those who have not seen “Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein;” the writer of “Silver Screen Reflections” will not reveal Price’s character), Charles Bradstreet (as Dr. Stevens), Frank Ferguson (as Mr. McDougal), Bobby Barber (in an uncredited role as a waiter) and Harry Brown (in a non-credited role as a photographer).