Fellow Svengoolie SvenPals from coast-to-coast will be jumping for joy this Sat. as he will present one of the definitive Universal Studios cinematic monster comedies!
Realart theatrical re-release trailer for Universal Studios’ 1948 monster comedy cross-over, “Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein.”
Svengoolie presents: “Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein” (1948)
The legendary Berwyn/Chicago-based horror film host will showcase “Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein” (1948) this Sat., Nov. 18 at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT on Me-TV.
The 1948 Abbott and Costello comedic cross-over with the Universal Monsters was directed by Charles T. Barton. This was Barton’s fifth feature with the iconic comedy duo; he had directed the “The Time of their Lives” (1946), “Buck Privates Come Home” (1947), “The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap” (1947, w/ Marjorie Main) and “The Noose Hangs High” (1948).
This will mark Sven’s sixth showing of “Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein” on Me-TV. He had previously shown the popular Universal monster farce back in Oct. 2011, Nov. 2013, Oct. 2014, April 2015 and Oct. 2016.
Who was in “Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein” (1948)?
The players who appeared in Barton’s Universal monster comedy 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” Talbot/the “Wolf Man”), Lenore Aubert (as Dr. Sandra Moray), Jane Randolph (as Joan Raymond), Frank Ferguson (as Mr. McDougal), Charles Bradstreet (as Dr. Stevens) and an uncredited voice-over cameo by a young Vincent Price (as a “monster” who makes a surprise appearance)*.
This would mark Glenn Strange’s third cinematic appearance as Frankenstein’s monster. He had previously played the role of Frankenstein’s monster in “House of Frankenstein” (1944) and “House of Dracula” (1945). This would be the second and final time that Bela Lugosi would portray the role of Count Dracula on the silver screen (according to IMDB).