Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Sunday Funnies: Abbott & Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (1953)

Abbott & Costello are American detectives working in London, and run afoul of Robert Louis Stevenson's Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde in this 1953 comedy adventure.

Boris Karloff is Dr. Jekyll, but stuntman Eddie Parker, who went uncredited, was under the makeup of Jekyll's homicidal alter-ego, Edward Hyde. Chaos ensues, of course. Reginald Denny and Craig Stevens (a few years before Peter Gunn) co-star.

Check out the trailer.

Abbott, Costello, & Karloff would meet again. While this wasn't a faithful, but rather loose, adaptation of Stevenson's novel, this was by this point a by-the-numbers A & C adventure.

Rating: B--.


SaturdayMorningFan said...

I liked this one as a kid, and I still do. Thanks for bringing it up, you have reminded me to watch it this month in the run-up to All Hallows' Eve.

hobbyfan said...

There's more where that came from.