Tuesday, October 09, 2018

31 Days of Halloween - Day 9 - Movie

In Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man (1951), the two comedians graduate from a detective school. Their fist case involves a boxer who escapes from prison after being sentenced for the murder of his manager. The boxer wants to clear his name, and while they work their investigation against a group of crooks who fix fights, the boxer hides via the use of the invisibility formula used by Jack Griffin in the original The Invisible Man (1933).

Universal hit gold by combining the creaky comedy duo with their creaky monsters to great effect in Abbot and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948), where the pairing made both the funny men and the monsters shine. No such luck for this outing which is just simply not that funny. What should have been a comedic standout with Lou in the boxing ring and the invisible boxer doing the actual fighting for him, was clumsily staged and seemed to go on for far too long. Overall, with this movie, there isn't much to see.

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