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Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955)

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


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Release Date:

23 June 1955 (USA)  »

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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

Though Bud Abbott's character in this film was named Peter Patterson and Lou Costello's character's name was Freddie Franklin, they addressed each other by their own, real names ("Heeeeey Abbott!") throughout the entire picture. The credits are the only place where their characters' names are used. See more »

Goofs

While the boys are digging the hole, and after Lou has disappeared; Abbott sits down in the same place. Abbott is tipped backward, head first through the wall; but when he falls into the room below though a small hole in the ceiling; he comes through feet first. See more »

Quotes

Madame Rontru: There is no curse that a gun or a knife can't cure.
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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

Spoofs The Mummy's Hand (1940) See more »

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Written by Bob Russell and John Benson Brooks
Sung by Peggy King
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Good But BY NO Means Great
25 November 1999 | by (NC) – See all my reviews

This was the last feature for Universal that the two box office champs of the 40s did. Having met Frankenstein, Dracula, the Wolfman, Dr. Jekyll, Mr Hyde, and the Invisible Man...Universal paired the two comedians with their mummy for one last go-round. The effort is not entirely satisfying, yet all together bad either. Bud and Lou seek their fortunes in Egypt when brought into a circle of intrigue, murder, and a curse of a mummy. The rest of the film centers around their bumbling, situational comedy, and a couple of dance hall numbers. The sets are pretty good, but the make-up for the mummy is definitely sub-par for the studio that brought us The Mummy in 1932. Richard Deacon stands out in a supporting role. Some pleasant scenes involve Bud and Lou playing hide-go-seek with a dead body(much like was done in A&C Meet the Killer), a trio of mummies treading through a hidden fortress, and a routine of Bud and Lou playing revolving hamburgers. Not their best to be sure, but sure to bring a smile to you.


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