Abbott & Costello Meet the Invisible Man

1951

Boxer Tommy Nelson is accused of killing his manager. While detectives Bud and Lou investigate they come across an invisibility formula with which Tommy injects himself rather than face the police. This sparks an idea for trapping gangster Morgan by having Lou fight champ Rocky Hanlon, with Tommy's invisible help.

Cast:
Bud Abbott .... Bud Alexander
Lou Costello .... Lou Francis
Nancy Guild .... Helen Gray
Arthur Franz .... Tommy Nelson
Adele Jergens .... Boots Marsden
Sheldon Leonard .... Morgan
William Frawley .... Det. Roberts
Gavin Muir .... Dr. Philip Gray
Sam Balter .... Radio announcer (voice)
John Daheim .... Rocky Hanlon (as John Day)
Paul Maxey .... Dr. Turner
Richard Bartell .... Bald man

 

Nancy Guild

Nancy Guild, the blond-haired leading lady in late-40's and early-50's Hollywood offerings, was born 11 October 1925 in Los Angeles, California. "Nancy Guild rhymes with Wild," so proclaimed 20th Century-Fox's publicity hacks when Guild was signed to a contract in 1946. Curiously, in most of her film appearances, Guild wasn't wild at all, but a demure, lady like screen presence. After starring in three Fox features, she began free-lancing, delivering a worthwhile dramatic performance opposite Orson Welles in Black Magic (1949) before going through the requisite leading-lady motions in Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man (1951) and Francis Covers the Big Town (1953). Nancy Guild dropped out of films in 1953 upon marrying Broadway producer Ernest Martin, returning only for a fleeting cameo in Otto Preminger's Such Good Friends (1971). Nancy passed away on 16 August 1999 in East Hampton, New York, USA. (emphysema)

Adele Jergens

Bottle-blonde bombshell of 40s and 50s "B" films who gained entry into Hollywood via the modeling and chorus girl venues. Adele Jergens gained national fame when she was elected "Miss World's Fairest" at the 1939 World's Fair. In the early 1940s, she worked as a Rockette, and was named the Number One Showgirl in New York City. She was dubbed "the girl with the million dollar legs" by one of her dancing instructors. She was also dubbed "The Eyeful" by a publicist at Columbia Studios.Got her first break into the big time understudying Gypsy Rose Lee as a burlesque strip artist in the Broadway show "Star and Garter" in 1942. Gypsy fell ill for two weeks during the show's run. A talent scout caught her performance and signed her to a Columbia contract., Jergens showed up in that studio's "A" and "B" product in a succession of hard-boiled and "loose" roles. Her most curious assignment at Columbia was 1949's Ladies of The Chorus, where she played Marilyn Monroe's mother despite the fact they were only 9 years apart. This was Marilyn's first co-starring role. She typically played hardcore floozies, burlesque dancers, and the like. Went on to TV and played sexy foils to Red Skelton, Abbott & Costello, Alan Young and even the Bowery Boys. Mostly consigned to programmers in the 1950s, Jergens enjoyed a rare "A" part in MGM's psychological melodrama The Cobweb. Adele Jergens was the widow of actor Glenn Langan, whom she married in 1949. Adele died on 22 November 2002 inCamarillo, California of natural causes.