Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff

Aurora has put together two very treasured items, the comedic genius of Abbott & Costello and the guy I wish was my grandfather Boris Karloff – Always witty, and entertaining as can be- read Once Upon A Screen’s take on Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff-Cheers Aurora

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Amos Strickland arrives at the secluded Crandall’s Lost Cavern Hotel on a dark, rainy night.  He is greeted by hotel detective, Casey Edwards (Bud Abbott) who wonders what the most important criminal attorney in the country is doing at Crandall’s.  Strickland is in a foul mood, a mood worsened by the hotel’s bumbling bell boy, Freddie Phillips (Lou Costello) who hits the lawyer with an umbrella and breaks his glasses before he ever picks up a bag.  Strickland makes a fuss, complains to the hotel manager and Freddie is fired.

Fast forward to a few hours later and we see Freddie entering Strickland’s room.  Hoping to get his job back the former bell boy is delivering a half-hearted apology when he notices the old man has been murdered.  Murdered, I tell ya!  And so the mystery begins.

Now, we know from the get-go Freddie hasn’t murdered anyone, but he ends up…

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