Have Rocket, Will Travel
Oct 10, 20:36 by IROSF
Thread for the discussion of William I. Lengeman's essay on this science fiction oddity.
The article is here
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No complaint on your assessment of the Stooges film, but you're dead wrong about Abbott and Costello. Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein is a great blend of comedy and horror precisely because the monsters are NOT "reduced to caricature." Bela Lugosi plays Dracula for the last time, Lon Chaney, Jr. is Larry Talbot a/k/a the Wolfman, and Glenn Strange -- who had played the Frankenstein monster in several of the later Universal horror films, does so again. The comedy is left to A&C. The monsters play it straight which makes it both funny and scary.
Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy isn't in the same league, but is a far from shabby effort. (To see the boys at their worst, check out Abbott and Costello Go to Mars. Now thatfilm would be a hellish double feature with Have Rocket, Will Travel).
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