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Bud Abbott Lou Costello Meet the Invisible Man (1951)

Passed | | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi | 7 March 1951 (USA)
Two bumbling private eyes help a man wrongly accused of murder who has become invisible to help clear his name.

Director:

Charles Lamont

Writers:

Hugh Wedlock Jr. (story), Howard Snyder (story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bud Abbott ... Bud Alexander
Lou Costello ... Lou Francis
Nancy Guild ... Helen Gray
Arthur Franz ... Tommy Nelson
Adele Jergens ... Boots Marsden
Sheldon Leonard ... Morgan
William Frawley ... Detective Roberts
Gavin Muir ... Dr. Philip Gray
Sam Balter Sam Balter ... Radio Announcer
John Daheim John Daheim ... Rocky Hanlon (as John Day)
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Storyline

Boxer Tommy Nelson is accused of killing his manager. While detectives Bud and Lou investigate they come across an invisibility formula with which Tommy injects himself rather than face the police. This sparks an idea for trapping gangster Morgan by having Lou fight champ Rocky Hanlon, with Tommy's invisible help. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Taglines:

AS PRIVATE EYES...they're getting an Eyeful! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi | Sport

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 March 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Meet the Invisible Man See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$627,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

This was originally intended to be a straight film in the Invisible Man series. After the huge grosses from Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948), the script was rewritten to make it another thrill comedy with Bud Abbott and Lou Costello. As it happened, Abbott and Costello met an invisible man in the earlier film, too, but it was a different character. See more »

Goofs

At the poker game, the cards move randomly about the table probably due to various different takes needed. See more »

Quotes

Lou Francis: If that's not Tommy Nelson it's Frankenstein. FRANKENSTEIN!
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Connections

Follows The Invisible Man Returns (1940) See more »

Soundtracks

Rock-a-bye Baby
(uncredited)
Music by Effie I. Canning
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Frequently Asked Questions

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User Reviews

 
great Abbott and Costello film.
17 August 2007 | by kyle-mcdonaldSee all my reviews

This another great bud Abbott and Lou Costello and because of all the same reasons it has great comedy in it the acting is good in it the actors are good in it it has a good story line to it and the effects are good in it everything is good in it. so i'm sure that you will not be disappointed with bud Abbott and Lou Costello meet the invisible man. so make sure that you rent or buy bud Abbott and Lou Costello meet the invisible man because it is a great bud Abbott and Lou Costello movie. so i'm sure that you will have a good time watching it and you will watch it over and over again.

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***1/2 out of *****


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