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Meanwhile, Lawrence Talbot has tracked Dracula and the Monster from Europe and has taken the apartment across the hall from Wilbur and Chick.
Talbot asks Chick and Wilbur to help him find and destroy Dracula and the Monster. Wilbur believes, but Chick remains skeptical. That night Wilbur, Chick and Joan go to Sandra's castle to pick her up for the ball. Wilbur answers a telephone call from Talbot, who informs them that they are in fact in the "House of Dracula".
Wilbur reluctantly agrees to search the castle with Chick and soon stumbles upon a basement staircase that leads to a boat and dock. Chick insists they search for Dracula and the Monster to prove to Wilbur that they do not really exist.
Behind a revolving door, Wilbur experiences a few close calls with the monsters; whenever he tries to get Chick's attention, the monsters have disappeared. Meanwhile, Joan discovers Dr.
Frankenstein's notebook in Sandra's desk and Sandra finds Joan's insurance company employee ID in her purse. As the men and women prepare to leave for the ball, a suavely dressed Dr. Dracula introduces himself to Joan and the boys. Also working at the castle is the naive Prof. Stevens Charles Bradstreetwho questions some of the specialized equipment that has arrived.
After Wilbur admits that he was in the basement, Sandra feigns a headache and tells Wilbur and the others that they will have to go to the ball without her. In private, Sandra admits to Dracula that Stevens' suspicions, Joan's credentials, and Wilbur's snooping in the basement have made her nervous enough to put the experiment on hold.
Dracula asserts his will by hypnotizing her and biting her in the neck in a continuity error, Dracula's reflection is visible in a mirror. Vampires do not have reflections, as stated in Dracula Everyone is now at the masquerade ball. Talbot arrives and confronts Dr.
Lahos, who is in costume as Dracula. Lejos easily deflects Talbot's accusations and takes Joan to the dance floor. Sandra lures Wilbur to a quiet spot in the woods and attempts to bite him, but Chick and Larry approach and she flees. Wilbur escapes, but the Wolf Man attacks McDougal, who is also at the ball. Since Chick's costume includes a wolf mask, McDougal accuses Chick of attacking him out of revenge.
Chick escapes and witnesses Dracula hypnotizing Wilbur. Chick is also hypnotized and rendered helpless, while Dracula and Sandra bring Wilbur and Joan back to the castle. The next morning, Chick and Talbot, both fugitives, meet up in the bayou. Talbot confesses to Chick that he is indeed the Wolf Man.
Chick explains that Dracula has taken Wilbur and Joan to the island and they agree to work together to rescue them. Wilbur is held in a pillory in the cellar. Sandra explains her plan to transplant his brain into the Monster. When she and Dracula leave him to prepare the Monster for the operation, Chick and Talbot sneak in to set Wilbur and Stevens free.
Dracula and Sandra return to the cellar and find Wilbur missing; Dracula easily recalls Wilbur and he soon finds himself strapped to an operating table in the lab. The Monster is on an adjacent table, receiving electric shocks. As Sandra brings a scalpel to Wilbur's forehead, Talbot and Chick burst in. Talbot pulls Sandra away from Wilbur and Chick unintentionally knocks her out while fending off Dracula with a chair.
Chick flees the lab, pursued by Dracula. Talbot is about to untie Wilbur when he once again transforms into the Wolf Man. The Monster throws Sandra through a window in the climax. Frankenstein's diary makes an appearance yet again.
Sandra, Dracula and the Wolf Man. The Monster and Sandra are this to Dracula. Larry Talbot's reaction to Chick putting on a Wolf Man mask at the costume ball. Exactly What It Says on the Tin: The story of this film is that a famous comedic duo encounters a lumbering reanimated monster. If you have to ask which ones, you've not been paying attention.
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Both Wilbur and Chick faint when they see Dracula turning from a bat to man in front of their eyes. Glenn Strange suffered a leg injury during production likely one reason he spends a lot of time shown sitting or lying down in this film. For the scene in which the Monster throws Sandra out the window, Lon Chaney who had previously played the Monster in The Ghost of Frankenstein put on the make-up and the suit and did the shot in his place.
Did we mention this is Abbott and Costello? The Wolf Man does this in the climax. When Dracula joins the costume party where our protagonists have gone, he is dressed as a Classical Movie Vampire. A Slapstick Monster Mash. When Wilbur and Chick search the basement, the door closes behind them. It may not have been intended this way, but this ended up being the final entry in the "main" Universal Horror series that had begun in with the original Dracula and Frankenstein films.
Talbot gets one possibly unintentional when, as the Wolf Man, he leaps off the balcony to stop Dracula from getting away. Being Larry Talbot, he probably survived. They even live in the same apartment together. Lou, of all people, does this to the Monster when they first meet.
Dracula hypnotizes Sandra with his eyes to ensure her obedience. Then later bites her and drinks her blood to make absolutely sure. Sandra attempts it on Wilbur, but he's Too Dumb to Fool. The Monster relentlessly pursues the heroes for much of the last act of the film. This film is actually the first - and one of the only - films to actually depict the Monster as embodying this trope, even though the concept of the Monster being an implacable man is one of its most enduring stereotypes.
Kill It with Fire: In the end when Frankenstein's Monster is occupied with throwing stuff at escaping Wilbur and Chick, Stevens sets the pier on fire with gasoline, thus burning the Monster. For all the monsters who show up, the movie is pretty lighthearted. Indeed, the Frankenstein Monster himself generates one of the film's funniest moments when Wilbur frightens him.
Sandra Mornay is both this and a Hot Scientist. Mornay sets one up in the House of Dracula.Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (2/11) Movie CLIP - Keep Your Shirt On (1948) HD
Abbott and Costello meet not only the Frankenstein monster but Count Dracula, the Wolf Man, a brain-swapping mad scientist, and a cameo from the Invisible Man— with most of the action taking place in the House of Dracula! They don't meet the actual Frankenstein, only his creation. At least the dialogue is careful to identify him as "the Frankenstein monster," but this doesn't carry over to the title.
Everyone else in the movie is either evil or an idiot.
Naturally, they all think he's nuts While he played other vampires, this is the only time that Bela Lugosi explicitly recreated the role that he made famous in Dracula Wilber repeatedly screams "Chiiiiick!
Neither Wilbur nor Chick is smart enough to suspect that the multiple gorgeous women coming onto Wilbur, of all people, might possibly have ulterior motives. Joan is working as an insurance investigator, and Sandra wants to steal his brain for the Frankenstein Monster. Screams Like a Little Girl: Wilbur stumbles into one accidentally. As would be expected in an Abbott and Costello movie.
Sliding Scale of Comedy and Horror: Very much on the comedy side of things, with Bud and Lou hamming it up and wisecracking to perfection, but the Universal Horror monsters are quite real and played just as straight as in their own movies, so there are several genuinely scary moments. Strapped to an Operating Table: Wilbur and the Monster during the brainswitch operation.
The Monster has the ability to speak again after being silent since the end of The Ghost of Frankenstein. Tap on the Head: When Steven starts asking too many questions, Sandra gives him a whack in the head with a fire extinguisher.
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Lejos" compliments Wilbur by telling him, "What we need today is young blood and brains! Talbot turning into a werewolf and Dracula turning into a bat.
Talbot says this to Dracula when they meet at the costume party.