|Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff|
Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff Theatrical Poster
|Directed by||Charles Barton|
|Produced by||Robert Arthur|
|Written by||John Grant|
Hugh Wedlock, Jr. For the passenger on Atlantic Southeast Airlines Flight 529, see that article----------------- Charles Barton ( 25 May 1902, San Francisco - Robert Arthur may refer to Robert Arthur (radio announcer (b 1925 American radio announcer and actor Robert Arthur Jr
|Music by||Milton Schwarzwald|
|Editing by||Edward Curtiss|
|Distributed by||Universal Pictures|
|Release date(s)||August 22, 1949|
|Running time||82 min. William Alexander “Bud” Abbott ( October 2, 1895 – April 24, 1974) was an American Actor, producer and Lou Costello (born Louis Francis Cristillo; March 6, 1906 - March 3, 1959) was an American Actor and Comedian Boris Karloff ( 23 November, &ndash 2 February,) was an English actor who emigrated to Canada in the 1910s Universal Studios (sometimes called Universal Pictures or Universal City Studios) a subsidiary of NBC Universal, is a major Global American Events 392 - Arbogast has Eugenius elected Western Roman Emperor. The year 1949 in film involved some significant events Events Top grossing films (U|
|Preceded by||Africa Screams (1949)|
|Followed by||Abbott and Costello in the Foreign Legion (1950)|
Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff is a 1949 comedy horror film starring Abbott and Costello and Boris Karloff. English is a West Germanic language originating in England and is the First language for most people in the United Kingdom, the United States Africa Screams is a 1949 film starring the comedy team of Abbott and Costello. The year 1949 in film involved some significant events Events Top grossing films (U Abbott and Costello in the Foreign Legion is a 1950 film starring the comedy team of Abbott and Costello. The year 1950 in film involved some significant events Events February 15 - Walt Disney Studios The year 1949 in film involved some significant events Events Top grossing films (U Horror films are Movies that strive to elicit Fear, Horror and terror responses from viewers William (Bud Abbott and Lou Costello (born Louis Francis Cristillo performed together as Abbott and Costello, an American comedy duo whose Boris Karloff ( 23 November, &ndash 2 February,) was an English actor who emigrated to Canada in the 1910s The full onscreen title is Bud Abbott and Lou Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff.
In 1956 the film was re-released along with Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein. Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (which has the onscreen title Bud Abbott Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein) is a comedy / Horror film
Prominent criminal attorney Amos Strickland (Nicholas Joy) checks into the Lost Caverns Resort Hotel, and is later discovered murdered by the bellboy, Freddie Phillips (Lou Costello), who is implicated in the crime. Lou Costello (born Louis Francis Cristillo; March 6, 1906 - March 3, 1959) was an American Actor and Comedian Casey Edwards (Bud Abbott), the house detective, tries to clear Freddie, but Inspector Wellman (James Flavin) and Sergeant Stone (Mikel Conrad) keep him in custody. William Alexander “Bud” Abbott ( October 2, 1895 – April 24, 1974) was an American Actor, producer and James William Flavin Jr (born Portland Maine 14 May 1906 - died Los Angeles California 23 April 1976 was an American character actor whose career lasted nearly Mikel Conrad ( 30 July 1919 in Columbus Ohio — 11 September 1982 in Los Angeles, California) was an Amercian
Seven of Strickland's former clients happen to be at the resort, and they are all suspects. These former clients are Swami Talpur (Boris Karloff), Angela Gordon (Lénore Aubert), Mrs. Boris Karloff ( 23 November, &ndash 2 February,) was an English actor who emigrated to Canada in the 1910s Hargreave (Victoria Horne), T. Victoria Horne ( 1 November 1911 - 10 October 2003) was an American character-actress appearing in 49 films (uncredited in 25 of these Hanley Brooks (Roland Winters), Lawrence Crandall (Harry Hayden), Mrs. Roland Winters (1904-1989 was an American actor who portrayed Charlie Chan in six films Harry Hayden ( 8 November 1882&ndash 24 July) was a Canadian film Character actor who appeared in over 250 films between 1936 and 1954 Grimsby (Claire DuBrey) and Mike Relia (Vincent Renno). Claire Du Brey ( 31 August, 1892 &ndash 1 August, 1993) was an American actress They gather for a meeting, and decide that they must conceal their pasts and that Freddie must take the blame for Strickland's murder. They try unsuccessfully to get Freddie to sign a confession, e. g. , Angela tries to seduce him, and the Swami attempts to hypnotize him.
Freddie and the two police officers, in an attempt to lure the real killer, inform everyone that Freddie is in possession of a blood-stained handkerchief that was found at the murder scene. Soon afterwards, several attempts to kill Freddie are made, including booby trapping his room, and locking him in a steam cabinet. Eventually Freddie hears a voice that calls him to bring the handkerchief to the Lost Cavern. There he meets up with a masked figure who offers to save him from the hole he has just fallen into in exchange for the handkerchief. Freddie makes the mistake of telling the mysterious figure that he left it in his room. He is left in the hole, but is eventually rescued by the two police officers.
Back at the hotel, everyone has gathered together and Stone returns with some muddy shoes that belong to Melton (Alan Mowbray), the hotel manager, which proves that he was the one in the caverns with Freddie. Alan Mowbray MM, (18 August 1896 - 25 March 1969 was an English stage and film actor who found success in Hollywood. His motive for the murder was to blackmail Strickland's former clients, which seems to have failed. He attempts to escape through a window, but is caught by a booby trap previously set by Freddie.
It was filmed from February 10 through March 26, 1949. Events 1355 - The St Scholastica's Day riot breaks out in Oxford, England, leaving 63 scholars and perhaps 30 locals dead Events 1026 - Pope John XIX crowns Conrad II as Holy Roman Emperor.
The original script, titled Easy Does It, was written with actor-comedian Bob Hope in mind. Bob Hope, KBE KCSG ( May 29, 1903 &ndash July 27, 2003) was an American comedian and actor who appeared in However, Universal then purchased the rights and reworked it for Abbott and Costello. Universal Studios (sometimes called Universal Pictures or Universal City Studios) a subsidiary of NBC Universal, is a major Global American .
The role eventually played by Boris Karloff in the film was originally a female character named Madame Switzer in the final shooting script which was then titled, Abbott and Costello Meet the Killers. Boris Karloff ( 23 November, &ndash 2 February,) was an English actor who emigrated to Canada in the 1910s Five days before shooting, Karloff was hired and the character was changed to a swami. .
After filming was completed, Costello was bedridden for several months due to a relapse of rheumatic fever, which he originally battled in 1943. Year 1943 ( MCMXLIII) was a Common year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1943 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. As a result, the duo would not make another film together until one year later, 1950's Abbott and Costello in the Foreign Legion. Year 1950 ( MCML) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Abbott and Costello in the Foreign Legion is a 1950 film starring the comedy team of Abbott and Costello.
In Australia and New Zealand, every scene with a corpse was removed prior to distribution. In Denmark, due to the scene in the film where corpses play cards, this film was banned. .
Swami Talpur: Perhaps you should choose the manner of your death. Boris Karloff ( 23 November, &ndash 2 February,) was an English actor who emigrated to Canada in the 1910s How would you like to die?
Freddie Phillips: Old age.
Freddie Phillips: I don't know.
Casey Edwards: Freddie! I am going to ask you for the last time. Where did you get that gun?
Freddie Phillips: I don't know.
Casey Edwards: Where did you get that gun?
Freddie Phillips: Hey, that's not fair. You said "for the last time". I answered it.
Casey Edwards: For what?
Freddie Phillips: For boobs.
Freddie Phillips: [looking around and answering] The culprit.
Angela Gordon: Well, who is the culprit?
Freddie Phillips: The murderer. Casey has a full report on him, and he only has to find out one thing before he turns him in. [pauses] If he did it.
Angela Gordon: If who did it?
Freddie Phillis: The murderer, don't you understand?
Casey Edwards: [to Freddy] Ready to go?
Freddie Phillips: I didn't see him.
Casey Edwards: You didn't see who?
Freddie Phillips: The man who wasn't here.
Casey Edwards: What're you talking about?
Freddie Phillips: All I did was open the door, see if the coast was clear, my mind went blank.
Casey Edwards: You mind's always been blank.
Angela Gordon: You did it?
Freddie Phillips: No, I mean that stuff [champagne]
Freddie Phillips: I don't drink that stuff, that's like drinking poison.
Angela Gordon: Oh come on. . .
Freddie Phillips: Oh stop it, the bubbles' is tickling my nose.
Angela Gordon: For little Angela. . .
Freddie Phillips: I wouldn't drink it for big Angela.
Freddie Phillips: Oh yeah? Well let me tell you something, if the murderer comes in here alone, somebody else is gonna carry him out.