Charles Barton

Directed from the 20s to the 60s. Made lots o' movies.

Like It Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948) -- A pretty good idea, to pair Abbott and Costello with all the classic monsters--and not just the monsters, but the famous people who played them (including Bela Legosi, Lon Chaney, and the voice of Vincent Price--though not Boris Karloff, unfortunately). All of the monster movies had run their course by now (actually, many of them had after their first movie), so it was good to give them a bit of a send-up, while still maintaining a certain respect for them.  Bud and Lou are always funny together and make this movie more watchable than many of the "real" monster movies.

Like It The Shaggy Dog (1959) -- The original shaggy dog movie. About what you'd expect from live-action Disney at this time, which translates to something like "averagely good." I haven't seen this one since I was a kid either. (See Robert Stevenson for the sequel, The Shaggy D.A.)

Indifferent Toby Tyler, or Ten Weeks with a Circus (1959) -- As I recall, not that great of a Disney movie. That didn't stop me from watching it twenty times as a kid.

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