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Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955)

Unrated | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 23 June 1955 (USA)
Bud and Lou find themselves pursued by an Egyptian cult for a special medallion linked to a walking mummy.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Pete Patterson
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Freddie Franklin
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Madame Rontru
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Charlie
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Josef
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Semu
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Dr. Zoomer
Richard Karlan ...
Hetsut
Mel Welles ...
Iben
George Khoury ...
Habid
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Klaris (as Edwin Parker)
Mazzone-Abbott Dancers ...
Dance Troupe (as The Mazzone-Abbott Dancers)
Chandra Kaly and His Dancers ...
Dance Troupe
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Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paul Marion ...
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Storyline

In Egypt Peter and Freddie find the archaeologist Dr. Zoomer murdered before they can return to America. A medallion leads them to a crypt where a revived mummy provides the terror. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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It has been said that a man's best friend is his mummy... See more »


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23 June 1955 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$738,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Stuntman Eddie Parker who plays Klaris the mummy previously doubled Lon Chaney Jr. as Kharis in Universal's earlier Mummy films. See more »

Goofs

Bud and Lou play back recordings on Dr. Zooma's reel to reel tape recorder multiple times, but they never once rewind it. See more »

Quotes

Lou Costello aka Freddie Franklin: Ask Klaris, he's the one that got us into this.
Bud Abbott aka Peter Patterson: And he's going to get us out of it.
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Crazy Credits

In the final credits, the boys are listed with fake character names. Throughout the movie, they use their real names. See more »

Connections

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Soundtracks

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The Shovel is My Pick
24 April 2003 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

Considering how late in their career this came, and how lame some of its predecessors were, this one is not too bad. And it's a joy to see some of the wordplay they were famous for make a welcome return amidst the routine slapstick. Sure, "Take your pick" "The shovel is my pick" is not on the same level as "Who's On First?", but it's still amusing enough, and it's fun to see them deal with one last Universal monster. 6/10


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