ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE (1953)

 

Abbott and Costello tangle with the ultimate bipolar monster in this fun horror comedy, made near the end of the duo’s film career.  Boris Karloff is his usual sinister self as Jekyll, but it is stuntman Eddie Parker who actually plays the more athletic Hyde.  The expected scare takes and chases are in full force, though Bud and Lou seem a bit tired in spots. Karloff, good atmosphere and Frank Skinner’s score (lifted from ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN) help. The scene where Lou repeatedly sits on a hypodermic needle is a highlight.

 

 

Zevk,

 

Poe

 

 

Jon Abrams

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Jon Abrams is a New York-based writer, cartoonist, and committed cinemaniac whose complete work and credits can be found at his site, Demon’s Resume. You can contact him on Twitter as @JonZilla___.
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