|Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff|
|Title:||Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff|
|Directed by:||Charles T. Barton|
|Written by:||Hugh Wedlock, Jr.|
|Produced by:||Robert Arthur|
|Music by:||Milton Schwarzwald|
|Cinematography:||Charles Van Enger|
|Edited by:||Edward Curtiss|
|Distributed by:||Universal Pictures|
|Released:||September 18th, 1949|
|Running time:||84 min.|
|Previous:||Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein|
Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff is a 1949 horror/comedy directed by Charles T. Barton and features the comedy team of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello. This film is the third Abbott and Costello "horror" series produced by Universal Pictures and follows the spooky 1941 film Hold That Ghost as well as the popular Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein in which the duo engage in hijinx with the classic Universal Monsters. In this film, Bud and Lou play Casey Edwards and Freddie Phillips, two employess of the Lost Caverns Hotel. When a hotel guest is found murdered, Freddie becomes the number one suspect. Lurking throughout the hotel corridors however is the mysterious Swami Talpur.
|Bud Abbott||Casey Edwards|
|Lou Costello||Freddie Phillips|
|Boris Karloff||Swami Talpur|
|Lenore Aubert||Angela Gordon|
|Gar Moore||Jeff Wilson|
|Donna Martell||Betty Crandall|
|Roland Winters||T. Hanley Brooks|
|Nicholas Joy||Amos Strickland|
|James Flavin||Inspector Wellman|
|Mikel Conrad||Sgt. Stone|
|Morgan Farley||Gregory Milford|
|Victoria Horne||Mrs. Hargreave|
|Claire Du Brey||Mrs. Grimsby|
|Harry Hayden||Lawrenec Crandall|
|Vincent Renno||Mike Relia|
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Notes & Trivia Edit
- Alternately known as Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Meet the Killer and Bud Abbott and Lou Costello Meet the Killer Boris Karloff.
- Included in The Best of Abbott and Costello, Vol. 3 and Abbott & Costello: The Complete Universal Pictures Collection on DVD.
- Filming for Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff began on February 20th, 1949 and concluded in March of that year.
- Was made available on Laserdisc in 1993. List price was $34.95
- Originally intended as a Bob Hope vehicle.