Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man

1951 comedy

Rating: 12/20

Plot: Bud and Lou graduate from detective school and are ready to solve some crimes. They get their first case when a boxer accused of murdering a manager arrives to get help in finding the real murderer. This particular boxer, Tommy Nelson, is also able to turn himself invisible and plans on using that ability to help them in their search.

Another misleading movie poster here. This movie isn't the riot it promises to be, and there is no scene where Abbott (or Costello since I don't care to know which is which) fondles a woman's left breast with his neck. The best thing about this is that they use the invisible man special effects, pretty much the same ones used almost twenty years before in The Invisible Man, in some creative and mildly humorous ways. The problem is that Abbott and Costello aren't really funny. I'm far from an expert on the history of comedic cinema, but surely this kind of comedy was dated by the time the early 50s rolled around. I can't think of anything else to write about Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man.

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