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Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1953)

Approved | | Comedy, Horror, Mystery | 1 August 1953 (USA)
Two bumbling American cops hunt for the mysterious Mr. Hyde in London, England.

Director:

Charles Lamont

Writers:

Lee Loeb (screenplay), John Grant (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bud Abbott ... Slim
Lou Costello ... Tubby
Boris Karloff ... Dr. Henry Jekyll / Mr. Hyde
Craig Stevens ... Bruce Adams
Helen Westcott ... Vicky Edwards
Reginald Denny ... Inspector
John Dierkes ... Batley
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Storyline

Slim and Tubby are American cops in London to study police tactics. They wind up in jail and are bailed out by Dr. Jekyll. Jekyll has been murdering fellow doctors who laugh at his experiments. He has more murders in mind. At one point the serum that turns Jekyll into the murderous Hyde gets injected into Tubby. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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The Laughs Are Twice as MONSTER-OUS as Ever Before! See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 August 1953 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dr. Jekyll and Mrs. Hyde See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

There have been more than 40 versions of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic tale but the one that eclipses them all for ingenuity is Dr. Pyckle and Mr. Pryde (1925), a two-reeler in which Stan Laurel creates a brilliant parody of John Barrymore's performance in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920). See more »

Goofs

When Costello was standing by the mannequin of George Washington, the mannequin blinked. See more »

Quotes

Tubby: Hey Slim? Slim? I gotta go home. I forgot something.
Slim: What did you forget?
Tubby: I forgot to stay there.
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Connections

Version of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

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Performed by Helen Westcott
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Laughs, Lunacy, and Karloff
29 August 1999 | by BaronBl00dSee all my reviews

Abbott and Costello started with Frankenstein in 1948, and then proceeded to meet all the great monsters. In this film, the cowardly, hilarious duo team up with the King of Horror, Boris Karloff, as the misguided, evil Dr. Jekyll and his counterpart as the malicious, psychotic Mr. Hyde. This is the next best horror-comedy film for the duo after Frankenstein. It has wonderful sets, funny moments, and fantastic makeup as various individuals turn into Hyde-like beasts and Lou turns into a giant mouse. Karloff somehow remains his ever so serious self, amidst the slapstick humour. You can all most look in his eyes and see him thinking he is above this, but he turns in a very nice performance nonetheless.


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