Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein

1948

The world of freight handlers Wilbur Grey and Chick Young is turned upside down when the remains of Frankenstein's monster and Dracula arrive from Europe to be used in a house of horrors. Dracula awakens and escapes with the weakened monster, who he plans to re-energize with a new brain. Larry Talbot (the Wolfman) arrives from London in an attempt to thwart Dracula. Dracula's reluctant aide is the beautiful Dr. Sandra Mornay. Her reluctance is dispatched by Dracula's bite. Dracula and Sandra abduct Wilbur for his brain and recharge the monster in preparation for the operation. Chick and Talbot attempt to find and free Wilbur, but when the full moon rises all hell breaks loose with the Wolfman, Dracula, and Frankenstein all running rampant.

Cast:
Bud Abbott .... Chick Young
Lou Costello .... Wilbur Grey
Lon Chaney Jr. .... Lawrence "Larry" Talbot, aka The Wolfman/The Monster
Bela Lugosi .... Dracula/Dr. Lajos
Glenn Strange .... The Monster
Lénore Aubert .... Dr. Sandra Mornay
Jane Randolph .... Joan Raymond
Frank Ferguson .... Mr. McDougal
Charles Bradstreet .... Dr. Stevens
Vincent Price .... Invisible Man at the end (voice)

Jane Randolph

Poised and pretty actress Jane Randolph was briefly in the limelight in films from 1941 through 1948. Born in Ohio in 1919, Jane grew up in Indiana. When she was in high school, I thought it must be a marvelous thing to be an actress like Joan Crawford." Her father dissuaded her from the acting profession when she spoke of studying at the Academy of Arts in New York. A couple of years after graduating from high school, her interest in an acting career accelerated. She studied at Max Reinhardt's school and eventually was picked up by Warner Bros. and groomed in bit parts in 1941. The following year RKO picked up her contract and she received the leading lady part in her first part in Highways by Night (1942). She would become known for her vulnerable femmes in film noir, which included Jealousy (1945) and Railroaded (1947), and in atmospheric horrors, particularly Cat People (1942) and its sequel The Curse of the Cat People (1944). The scenes of Jane Randolph being stalked by cat people are among the lasting images of film history. Jane Randolph was active Her beauty, poise, and compelling voice helped create some memorable and striking screen portrayals. She worked in films of many genres, including horror, fantasy, serials, westerns, mysteries, and comedies, including Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948), where she danced with Bela Lugosi and kissed Lou Costello. A year later she married sometime producer Jaime del Amo and retired to Spain and the life of a socialite. In later years she returned to Los Angeles, but also maintains a home in Switzerland.

Lénore Aubert

Born Eleanore Maria Leisner, Lénore Aubert was born on 18 April 1918 in Cilli, Austria-Hungary (now Celje, Slovenia) Femme fatale in 40's Hollywood suspensers. Was discovered by a talent scout while performing in a Los Angeles community theatre production. She started her film career in 1938 appearing in Bluebeard's Eight Wife But horror fans will always remember her talents tied the the Abbott & Costello movies, Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein(1948) and Abbott & Costello Meet The Killer (1949). She continued in films and Television through the early 50s. In the 1960s was active in the United Nations Activity and Housing Section. Lenore died 31 July 1993 Great Neck, Long Island, New York, USA.

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