"Abbot & Costello Meet Frankenstein" & "Never Give a Sucker an Even Break"
"Abbot & Costello Meet Frankenstein" & "Never Give a Sucker an Even Break" |
Universal Pictures: Celebrating 100 Years "I was in love with a beautiful blonde once, dear. She drove me to drink. That's the one thing I am indebted to her for."—W. C. Fields, in Never Give a Sucker an Even Break
The landmark genre mash-up Abbot & Costello Meet Frankenstein finds the star comedy duo delivering the yuks while matching wits with some of the studio’s most famous monsters including Dracula (Bela Lugosi), the Wolf Man (Lon Chaney Jr.), and Frankenstein’s monster (Glenn Strange). (83 mins., 35mm)
The inimitable W. C. Fields plays himself (that is, misanthropic, stewed, and hilarious) in Never Give a Sucker an Even Break, the last starring role for the great comedian. Fields visits Esoteric Pictures to pitch a script that, during the reading, comes alive, sending Fields into a series of unconnected and utterly surreal vignettes, culminating in a wild car ride through the streets of Los Angeles. (71 mins., 35mm)
|Date and time:||December 14, 2012|
|Location:||Wexner Center Film/Video Theater|
|Event category:||Wexner Center|