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Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man (1951)



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Technically, Abbott and Costello had already met the Invisible Man way back in Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, but here the comedy team gives the H. G. Wells character fuller treatment. The result, unfortunately, doesn't live up to the comic possibilities that immediately spring to mind. An early scene in which a psychologist tries to analyze Lou Costello is hilarious, and two later scenes involving Costello, the Invisible Man, and boxing are even funnier. But what's in between is uncharacteristically tame. Not bad -- certainly diverting enough -- but not Abbott and Costello's best effort.

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