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Aug 2-12, 2018 • El Paso, TX Twitter iconFacebook icon

Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man

Plaza Family
Thursday, August 10
Philanthropy Theatre
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Home to the great creature franchises of the 1930s (Dracula, Frankenstein, The Wolf Man), Universal Pictures decided to capitalize on its assets by combining its hit comedy team with its monsters in a series of spoofs. The second in the studio’s “Meet” mash-ups, Invisible Man casts Abbott and Costello as private detectives hired by a boxer accused of murder (Arthur Franz, criminally underappreciated throughout his career). Fancying themselves as Holmes and Watson, A&C don a deerstalker’s cap and cape as they set off on the trail of their suspect. During their investigations, they come across an invisibility formula that they use to trap the real killer. As one critic wrote: “Much camera mugging and invisible insanity ensue.”

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Starring: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Nancy Guild
Rated: NR