Abbott and costello meet the killer script

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abbott and costello meet the killer script

movie review of Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff - a very thrill comedy with Bud Abbott and Lou Costello so the script was rewritten for them. Bud Abbott and Lou Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff (the film's poster title), or Bud Abbott was originally a female character named Madame Switzer in the final shooting script which was then titled, Abbott and Costello Meet the Killers. Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff credits of a film I inevitably joked that its script was “out of Wedlock” — and Howard Snyder.

Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff

You're tryin' to kill me! Inspector, I demand you arrest this homicidal maniac. Nothin' I can do to help you now. Stop puttin' ideas in the Inspector's head.

abbott and costello meet the killer script

He doesn't need to. I'm glad you're all here.

Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff

It saves the trouble of me sendin' for you. I caught him by myself. No help whatsoever from the Inspector.

abbott and costello meet the killer script

Caught him all by myself. I've known for some time why Amos Strickland was killed: Strickland When you phoned him that you wouldn't pay another penny, he came down here He was miles away.

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So he must've been working with somebody in this hotel, a partner in the blackmail. Now I know how you can afford to smoke them 20c cigars.

abbott and costello meet the killer script

You killed Strickland so he couldn't get to Crandall who had the goods on you. Freddie, you shouldn't talk like that. We have the same blood. Freddie makes the mistake of telling the mysterious figure that he left it in his room. He is left in the hole, but is eventually rescued by the two police officers.

Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff (1949) Movie Script

Back at the hotel, everyone has gathered together and Sgt. Stone returns with some muddy shoes that belong to Melton Alan Mowbraythe hotel manager, which proves that he was the one in the caverns with Freddie. His motive for the murder was that he, Relia and Millford, Strickland's secretary, were blackmailing the owner, Mr.

What the blackmail was for is never explained. When Strickland found out he came to investigate, so Melton killed him. It starts off quite promising with wonderfully animated opening titles. And Costello voices his own character — a lovely touch.

I think Boris did what he could with the horribly underwritten parts he was handed. I think Karloff knew that the marketing department was behind his inclusion in this movie, so he delivered exactly what was mandated — a shadowy, sinister figure just a few diabolical plots away from being a UK cousin of Fu Manchu. But one thing is certain, both Karloff and Costello play the scene with conviction, with Karloff doing all he can to make the threat palpable while Costello does all he can to make a farce out of the whole affair.

abbott and costello meet the killer script

When Karloff tells Costello to jump from the window sill, he jumps into the room. When Karloff gives Costello a knife, Costello uses it to clean beneath his fingernails. Costello tries to sell an incriminating handkerchief to Karloff. This scene was obviously tacked on — Karloff merely walks into the scene, trades some lines with Costello and then walks off again. Despite other reviews and in the case of Costello reports to the contraryit seems Bud and Lou threw themselves into their roles.

But he is quite game in many of the scenes, rising to the challenge of the mayhem and chaotic situations the plot throws his character into.

And what trappings they are! As people begin to die one-by-one and are innocently found by Freddie and Casey in various closets, it becomes a game of transporting dead bodies around to avoid suspicion to Freddie.