Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man

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"Two bumbling private eyes help a man wrongly accused of murder who has become invisible clear his name."
  • Passed
  • 1951
  • 1 hr 22 min
  • 6.6  (6,051)

Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man is a classic comedy-horror film released in 1951, starring the legendary comedy duo, Bud Abbott and Lou Costello, and actress Nancy Guild. Directed by Charles Lamont, the film follows the hilarious misadventures of Bud and Lou as they help a boxing friend accused of murder prove his innocence with the help of the invisible man.

The story begins with Bud and Lou working as private investigators. They are approached by boxer Tommy Nelson (Arthur Franz), who has been accused of murdering his wealthy fiancé. Faced with overwhelming evidence against him, Tommy insists on his innocence and claims that he is being framed by a gang trying to force him into throwing a fight.

Enter Dr. Philip Gray (Gavin Muir), a scientist who has developed an invisibility serum. He offers to help clear Tommy's name by giving him the serum, which will allow him to investigate on his own stealthily. However, after Tommy vanishes, Gray is killed, leaving Bud and Lou to find a way to catch the real killer before they are framed for the murder themselves.

The plot includes a dizzying array of twists and turns, as Bud and Lou's bumbling antics get them deeper into trouble. They are followed by a mysterious woman, played by Nancy Guild, who has an interest in the outcome of the case. As the story progresses, it becomes clear that the gang is led by a mastermind who seeks to use the invisibility serum for his own ends.

The film features classic Abbott and Costello humor with their signature vaudeville-style jokes and gags. However, the addition of the invisible man adds an element of horror and suspense to the plot, making this film a unique and engaging blend of comedy and thriller genres.

The special effects used in the film are impressive for its time, with the invisibility effects being particularly noteworthy. However, the real draw of this film is the comedic chemistry between Abbott and Costello. Their banter and slapstick humor bring a lightheartedness to the otherwise tense and sinister plotline.

Overall, Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man is a timeless classic that holds up surprisingly well today. The film is a must-watch for Abbott and Costello fans, as well as anyone who enjoys a good comedy-horror film.

Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man is a 1951 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 22 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.6.

Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man
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    6.6  (6,051)