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

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This was Bud Abbott and Lou Costello's 28th and final film for Universal Pictures , although Universal released a compilation film of clips from their films, titled The World of Abbott and Costello (1965). 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

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 »


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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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