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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 ...
Dance Troupe
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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They're back -- in their mummy's arms! See more »


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Unrated | See all certifications »
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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

In Universal's previous mummy films, the mummy was called "Kharis". In this film, the name of the mummy has been changed from "Kharis" to "Klaris." 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

Waiter with Flaming Kabob: A waiter will be with you in a moment.
Lou Costello aka Freddie Franklin: Hey! The meat's on fire!
[throws a glass of water at the kabob but hits Abbott instead]
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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 Curse (1944) See more »

Soundtracks

You Came A Long Way From St. Louis
Written by Bob Russell and John Benson Brooks
Sung by Peggy King
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Last Picture For Universal
22 July 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was the boys last picture for Universal. Actually it is better than some of the prior ones.

It has a better supporting cast than some with Marie Windsor & Richard Deacon. It has a better drawn story line than others too, as the script almost gets the idea right.

For the first time in many pictures, it has some of Abbott & Costellos better comic dialog which had been missing for several films. It includes the crisp "take your pick" routine and it is a breath of fresh air for the first time in a while.

There is a clever sequence where A & C pull a clever escape using some stunts that are cleverly done. There is a little music but it is not as obtrusive as some previous films. Overall, this is just slightly below their best films, much better than their worst ones.


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