Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff

Synopsis: Lost Caverns Hotel bellhop Freddie Phillips is suspected of murder. Swami Talpur tries to hypnotize Freddie into confessing, but Freddie is too stupid for the plot to work. Inspector Wellman uses Freddie to get the killer (and it isn't the Swami).
Director(s): Charles Barton
Production: Universal Studios
84 min

plenty of air.

Mr. Strickland,

come on, will ya!

I gotta do somethin'

to help you.

Come on, I...

I w...



He's dead.

Who did it,

Mr. Strickland?

Gee, that's funny.

I always thought that if I was in

a room alone with a dead person...

I would be scared.


But... Casey!

Hey, Mr. Melton!

Let go of me!

Casey! Let go of me!

Hey! Hey! What's the matter, Mr. Melton?

This idiot just attacked me. Take him

out of here before he kills somebody!

I didn't do it! I just happened

to find the body! What body?

Who's dead? What are you talking about?

M-M-Mr. Strickland!

H-He's been murdered!

Murdered.! Impossible.! We don't

permit murders in this hotel.!

Ahh, Mr. Smelton...


The poor man, he's dead,

dead, dead!

Come here!

Excuse me.

Th-Th-Th-There he is!

He is dead! I been tryin'

to tell ya... he's dead!

I'll see ya later. Wait

a minute! Don't go away.

And nobody touch that body. Touch

it? I don't even wanna look at it.

Not a word of this to the

guests; we must keep it quiet.

You'd better leave an extra sheet

for Casey to cover up the dead body.

Dead body?

Ohh! That's enough!

That's enough!

Get her quiet,

and don't touch a thing.

I'm gonna call

the police.



What's the matter?

There's been an accident.

Is it serious?




- Hello, Operator. Get me Inspector Wellman.

- Why, it's Mr. Strickland!

Jeff, take Betty

to her room.

No, I don't wanna speak to the

sergeant, I wanna speak to Wellman.!

That's awful.

He was such a nice man.

Do you have a handkerchief?



What happened?

Strickland was murdered.

He's dead.

I don't wanna speak to the sergeant,:

I wanna speak to Inspector Wellman.!

And hurry it up.!

What's going on here?

I caught this man trying to

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