Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein

Synopsis: The world of freight handlers Wilbur Grey and Chick Young is turned upside down when the remains of Frankenstein's monster and Dracula arrive from Europe to be used in a house of horrors. Dracula awakens and escapes with the weakened monster, who he plans to re-energize with a new brain. Larry Talbot (the Wolfman) arrives from London in an attempt to thwart Dracula. Dracula's reluctant aide is the beautiful Dr. Sandra Mornay. Her reluctance is dispatched by Dracula's bite. Dracula and Sandra abduct Wilbur for his brain and recharge the monster in preparation for the operation. Chick and Talbot attempt to find and free Wilbur, but when the full moon rises all hell breaks loose with the Wolfman, Dracula, and Frankenstein all running rampant.
Director(s): Charles Barton
Production: Universal Studios Home Video
  2 wins & 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
83 min



Operator, haven't you

been able to get me...

the express office

in Florida yet?

Yes, I know it takes time to

call from London to the States.

But please hurry.

It's terribly important!

Answer that phone.

Answer the bell!

Answer the phone!

- Which do you want me to answer first?

- Both of'em.

Both of'em.

Both of'em!

Hold the line, please.

Thank you.

I'd like to have my

grip, please. Yes, ma'am.

Let me see that.

They came in on the last train.

We haven't unloaded the truck yet.

Go out and get the lady's grip.

Hurry up.

Excuse me, please.

Lady, here's your bag.

What are you trying to do, ruin the

lady's baggage? Where is it? This one.

There you are. I'm sorry. Thank you.

Come on, clean this up.

Straighten it out.

Wilbur, darling,

are you all right?

Sandra, I hurt

my poor little head.

Your head?


Oh, no.

Does this hurt?


Does that hurt?


Thank heaven. If anything

happened to you, dearest,

I'd never

forgive myself.

That kiss made everything

all better.

You worry about me

an awful lot, don't you?

You mean an awful lot to me. Tell me more.

I will... at dinner tonight. Okay.

Get up and go to work! That is, if

your head doesn't bother you too much.

His head is all right. It is?

But is your head all right?

Certainly. Frankly, I don't get it.

And frankly,

you never will.

I can't understand

that dame.

Of all the guys around here, that classy

dish has to pick out a guy like you.

What's wrong with that? Look at

yourself in the mirror sometime.

Why should I hurt

my own feelings?

Go answer the phone.

I'll pick these up.

Baggage room.


Calling here?

This ain't collect, is it?

Oh, all right.

Put him on.

Hello? Do you have two crates addressed

to the McDougal House of Horrors?

What's the number on the

checks? Never mind that.

Tonight the moon will be full.

I haven't much time.

Listen closely.

I'm flying out of here at dawn.

Under no circumstances are you to

deliver those crates until I arrive.




Mr. McDougal, will you stop

gargling your throat?

Hey, you'll have to get your dog away from

the phone. I can't hear a word you're sayin'.

You're silly to call me all the way from

London just to have your dog talk to me.

That's great conversation.

The guy growls like a wolf.

The nerve of some people!

What can I do for you, bub?

I have two crates addressed to my House

of Horrors, and I want immediate delivery.

My name's McDougal. McDougal? I just

talked to you on the phone from London.

How'd you get here so fast? They shoot

you out of a cannon? Are you crazy?

I've been here all the time.

Now get me those crates!

How long you been here? Five minutes.

I've been here five years,

you don't see me yelling...

There's the insurance slip and the

bill of lading. Now get me those crates!

Will you please stop yellin'? Come

here. It's impolite to raise your voice.

Chick! Why didn't you give

me these in the first place?

Chi... Chick, this man

wants these crates.

Insured for $20,000.

We better look these up.

Must be valuable. I'll

say they're valuable.


Yes, Sandra?

He's busy.


That little fellow's impossible.

Hurry up with those crates!

Do you know what I've got in

there? Haven't the slightest idea.

The greatest attraction the House

of Horrors ever had, that's all.

One of them's a coffin containing the

remains of the original Count Dracula.

The other's the body

of the Frankenstein monster.

That combination's enough to scare the pants...

I mean, shirt right off your back, ain't it?

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Robert Lees

Robert Lees (July 10, 1912 – June 13, 2004) was an American television and film screenwriter. Lees was best known for writing comedy, including several Abbott and Costello films. more…

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