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ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET THE INVISIBLE MAN (1951) *** ½

This is the best of the team’s later Meet the… series and is one of their funniest.  The special effects are top notch.  The boxing sequences, (especially the scenes with the punching bag), spaghetti eating, and the last scene where Lou Costello becomes invisible are among the highlights.  The plot involves boxer Tommy Nelson who becomes invisible to clear his name of murder.  Abbott and Costello play bumbling detectives who try to help.  The scene where the Invisible Man helps Lou in the boxing ring is hilarious and the effects hold up even to today’s standards.  Even though Vincent Price did the voice of the Invisible Man in Meet Frankenstein, he is played by Arthur (Monster on the Campus) Franz in this movie.  Also with William Frawley, from I Love Lucy.

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