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ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET THE KILLER, BORIS KARLOFF (1949) ***

Second in Abbott and Costello’s Meet the… series takes a while to get going but is loaded with laughs.  Bud Abbott tries to solve a murder in a hotel where Lou Costello is the prime suspect.  Karloff is a swami who tries to hypnotize Lou into committing suicide, but can’t because Lou is too dumb (just like in Meet Frankenstein).  The scene where Bud and Lou try to dispose of an incriminating dead body is the black comedy highlight.  The film was originally titled Easy Does It, but it was changed due to the success of Meet Frankenstein.  As in Abbott and Costello Go To Mars, the title is all wrong because Boris is NOT the Killer! 

Tags: a, abbott and costello, comedy, karloff
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