Abbott and Costello in the Horror Universe: ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE

30 May

Robert E. Wronski, Jr.

Every Friday I will be posting here an excerpt from my book, the Horror Crossover Encyclopedia.  These excerpts will be entries from the book featuring some of my favorite series, often series you might not expect to find in a book about horror crossovers.  

ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE (FILM)

Release Date: August 10, 1953 (Setting is 1883 during the events of Stevenson’s original novel)

Series: Abbott and Costello; Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

The Story: “Slim” and “Tubby” are cops in London who wind up getting mixed up during the events of Jekyll and Hyde.

Notes: Through this film, I’ve determined that the Universal version and original novel are likely the same Jekyll and Hyde. See my Notes on Abbott and Costello under the entry for A&C Meet Frankenstein. This is Bud Abbott Senior and Lou Costello Senior. They would have sons that…

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