Abbott & Costello Meet the Homosexual Communist (1955)
John Grant screenplay
Robert Lees screenplay
Julius Streicher story "Die Eigenartig Jude"
Genre: Red Menace / Pink Menace / Menaces of the Atomic Age / Sputtering Humor (more)
Tagline: 100% original comedy footage!
Plot Summary: Two bumbling policemen assigned to a mysterious Romanian village discover there is more truth to the legends of the moor than they (view trailer)
User Comments: Not one of the better "meet" movies, but it is still very funny for the whole family, particularly if you are terrified of (more)
User Rating: 6.7 / 10 (1,312 votes)
Cast overview, first billed only:
Bud Abbott ... Bud Kurtis
Lou Costello ... Lou Franklin
Mari Blanchard ... Angela Kisloff
Bela Lugosi ... The Homosexual Communist
Donna Martell ... Gypsy Fortune Teller
Lon Chaney Jr. ... The Wolfman
Also Known As:
Abbott and Costello Meet the Great Enemy (USA)
Abbott and Costello Meet the Québécois (Can)
Abottsu and Costello-kun Fancy Man Encounter (Jpn)
Shite 4 (UK)
Fatzo und Tomas Stickmann mit dem Supernaturlich Bolshevik (Ger)
Runtime: 78 mins / Canada: 122 mins
Language: Sputtering Campy English
Color: Black and White
Aspect Ratio: 1,000,000 : 1
Sound Mix: Mono (General Technology Basic Audio Recordings)
MOVIEmeter: 985% since 23 AD why?
Certification: Australia: Abo Only / France: Parfait / Romania: Forbidden / Germany: Geschicteheisenaufdammerungenplatz / Japan: O.K. / UK: Five Bollock / USA: Partially Cromulent / Norway: B-42
AMDB Memorable Quotes:
Lou Franklin: Did you hear that?
Bud Kurtis: Hear what?
Lou Franklin: That sound
[Lou imitates a clanking sound]
Bud Kurtis: Must have been the wind.
Lou Franklin: What must have been the wind?
Bud Kurtis: That sound.
Lou Franklin: You heard it too?
Bud Kurtis: No, you said you heard a sound.
Lou Franklin: Yeah, the same one you heard.
Bud Kurtis: I didn't hear anything.
Lou Franklin: It was sort of a-
[Lou gets ready to imitate the sound and then the clanking starts again, followed by a suit of armor walking around the corner.]
Bud Kurtis: Maybe this book has some history about the castle.
[Lou sees the Homosexual Communist walking slowly towards them and he starts backing away]
Lou Franklin: H-h-h-hp-p-p
Bud Kurtis: Come on, hold the torch closer, I can't see the text.
Lou Franklin: Ho-hom-hp-habba-homo-
Bud Kurtis: Now you just moved it even father away. I can't see a thing!
[Bud turns to face Lou, his back to the Homosexual Communist]
Lou Franklin: Homa-homa-homa-
Bud Kurtis: Where are you going? Bring that light back over here so I can read this!
Lou Franklin: HOMOSEXUAL!
Bud Kurtis: A homosexual communist? What's next, a vampire werewolf?
[A wolf howls in the distance startling Lou so badly he has to struggle with his hat to keep it on his head]
Lou Franklin: The Wolfman is a...is a...
Bud Kurtis: Homosexual Communist!
[Lou spins around in terror]
Lou Franklin: What!? Where!? Him too!?
Bud Kurtis: No, you bird brain, right there. The Wolfman is a Homosexual Communist.
[Lou visibly relaxes]
Lou Franklin: Oh, that's all I thought there were-
[Lou spins around in terror again, reminded of his predicament]
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