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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
Dan Seymour ...
Josef
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Semu
Kurt Katch ...
Dr. Gustav Zoomer
Richard Karlan ...
Hetsut
Mel Welles ...
Iben
George Khoury ...
Habid
Eddie Parker ...
Klaris, the Mummy (as Edwin Parker)
Mazzone-Abbott Dancers ...
Dance Troupe (as The Mazzone-Abbott Dancers)
Chandra Kaly and His Dancers ...
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Peggy King ...
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Paul Marion ...
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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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They're back -- in their mummy's arms! See more »


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23 June 1955 (USA)  »

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Meet the Mummy  »

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$738,000 (estimated)
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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

When Abbott and Costello are eating the hamburgers and trying to distract each other by pointing out beautiful women in order to slip the other the cursed medallion, they call each other by their real names, not their characters' names. See more »

Quotes

Lou Costello aka Freddie Franklin: Ask Klaris, he's the one that got us into this.
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Crazy Credits

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Connections

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Their Day Had Passed
29 December 2007 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

For their final film with Universal Studios Bud Abbott and Lou Costello visit Egypt and get themselves in one beautiful mess where the police think Abbott murdered Kurt Katch and both of them get caught between two rival gangs.

The first is the cult of Klaris, an ancient mummy buried alive and still alive through many incarnations at Universal in the horror film days and a gang of treasure hunters headed by Marie Windsor doing a poor girl's Gale Sondergaard imitation. Marie is so much better in modern noir films. Her henchmen are the well cast Michael Ansara and Dan Seymour, a menacing pair as ever graced the screen.

Richard Deacon plays the cult leader, an archeology professor by day and a high priest of the ancient Egyptian religion by night. I take my hat off to him for keeping an absolutely straight face through some of this insanity.

A&C sad to say were getting old and tired. In those last few films Abbott was developing as big a paunch as Costello. The team was running out of gas and Universal was now pushing to the forefront such young juvenile stars as Rock Hudson and Tony Curtis who were the big breadwinners for the studio the way Abbott&Costello were in the previous decade.

There were still a few laughs left in them yet. In fact Abbott in this one is almost as much a target for the physical comedy as Costello. Best bit is towards the end when Abbott and Ansara both disguised in mummy bandages meet the real Klaris.

Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy is nowhere near the kind of sparkle these two had in their films for Universal in the early Forties. Sad that their time had passed.


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