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Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein  (1948)
Directed by: Charles Barton
Cast: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Bela Lugosi, Lon Chaney Jr. IMDB Database page about Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein page about Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein

Studio(s): - Universal Studios Hollywood

Universal Studios Hollywood: Stage 06 [Lon Chaney Jr's transformation to the Wolfman, Staircase to basement], Stage 15 [Hotel Room set], Stage 17 [Lab set], Stage 19 [House of Horrors set], Stage 22 [Insurance Office set] at Universal.

Classic mix of horror and great comedy from the masters of the genre.
Universal hit on the ideal way of reviving the fortunes of Abbott & Costello, and also bringing the classic Universal monsters to the public again. Although the majority of the film is shot inside soundstages, the backlot was used for at least one sequence (Frankenstein Monster at the lake).

From the DVD commentary:

  • Stage 19 - Filming commenced on February 5th 1948 (this is now Stage 22)
  • Stage 6 - Lon Chaney Jnr's transformation to the Wolfman (now Stage 3)
  • Stage 19 - House of Horrors set (now Stage 22)
  • Stage 15 - Hotel Room set (now Stage 18)
  • Stage 22 - Insurance Office set (now Stage 25)
  • Stage 6 - Staircase to basement (now Stage 3)
  • Stage 17 - Lab (still Stage 17!)

Thanks to unibacklot, Dennis Dickens and acqtrly for soundstage information 


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