Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1953)

Admittedly inferior to their arguably best “Meet” film ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN five years earlier during their golden age, this was easily the best of their films in their declining years of the early to mid fifties.

The boys play a pair of NY cops on a work-experience exchange in Victorian London. They are soon on the trail of the diabolical MR HYDE (played on and off by Karloff) having already met Dr Jekyll in “polite society”

The story makes for some top comedic moments for Bud and Lou. The climactic chase after Lou is turned accidentally into a mouse is funny stuff. And thats all this is – funny stuff. A few reviewers here have gotten themselves into the psychology of the characters and seem miffed in the extreme at the liberties taken with R L Stevenson’s original characters. Live with it…this was a highly watchable comedy and should be viewed upon the impact it made in 1953 NOT the new millennium.