Abbott & Costello Meet DR Jekyll and Mr Hyde

1953

Slim and Tubby are American cops in London to study police tactics. They wind up in jail and are bailed out by Dr. Jekyll. Jekyll has been murdering fellow doctors who laugh at his experiments. He has more murders in mind. At one point the serum that turns Jekyll into the murderous Hyde gets injected into Tubby.

Cast:

Bud Abbott .... Slim
Lou Costello .... Tubby
Boris Karloff .... Dr. Henry Jekyll, Mr. Hyde
Craig Stevens .... Bruce Adams
Helen Westcott .... Vicky Edwards
Reginald Denny .... Inspector
John Dierkes .... Batley

 

Helen Westcott

Myrthas Helen Hickman was born January 1, 1928 in Hollywood, CA. Helen Westcott launched her stage career at the age of 5, the daughter of actor Gordon Westcott. It has long been presumed that she made only one screen appearance in her preteen years, as a fairy in Midsummer Night's Dream (1935); in fact, she played a major role in the 1934 B western Thunder Over Texas, which starred Guinn "Big Boy" Williams. Be that as it may, Westcott would not achieve film prominence until the late 1940s-early 1950s, with such roles as Gregory Peck's ex-wife in The Gunfighter (1950) and the imperiled heroine of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1953). Horror Fans remember her for her role in MONSTER ON THE CAMPUS(1958)When her starring career in films faded, Helen Westcott turned to television, where she flourished as a character actress; her last screen appearance was as Mrs. Burrows in 1970's I Love My...Wife. Helen passed away March 17, 1998 in Edmunds, WA

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