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Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955)

Unrated  |   |  Action, Adventure, Comedy  |  23 June 1955 (USA)
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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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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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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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Taglines:

It's Mummy's Day for Bud and Lou! (poster). See more »


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Release Date:

23 June 1955 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Meet the Mummy  »

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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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Trivia

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Goofs

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Quotes

Bud Abbott aka Peter Patterson: How stupid can you get?
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14 July 1999 | by (Essex, England) – See all my reviews

"How stupid can you get?" "How stupid do you want me to be?"

I thought this movie was better than I anticipated. It's a gentle comedy of 2 buffoons who stumble into an adventure in Egypt after one is mistaken for a murderer. It is relaxing and laid back but if you want funny Abbott and Costello then look else where. There's a cute scene which uses their poisoned drink routine where instead they use hamburgers and a cursed medallion. Again, Costello directed his comedy at the children by pulling faces and doing far too much talking at the camera. This was funny in some of their other films but not in this one. Another good scene is where Abbott and one of the bad guys dress up as the Mummy, this isn't laugh out loud comedy but one or two scenes should put a smile of any fan's face. Their last film for universal.


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