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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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They're back -- in their mummy's arms! 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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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

Bud and Lou play back recordings on Dr. Zooma's reel to reel tape recorder multiple times, but they never once rewind it. See more »

Quotes

Lou Costello aka Freddie Franklin: Ask Klaris, he's the one that got us into this.
Bud Abbott aka Peter Patterson: And he's going to get us out of it.
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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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A Fond Farewell
28 March 2005 | by (Biloxi, Mississippi) – See all my reviews

When the murder of an archaeologist puts a valuable medallion into their hands, Abbott and Costello waste little time in trying to sell it--only to find themselves pursued by police, a slinky adventuress, an Egyptian high priest, and the mummy himself. The concept is amusing, but the real charm of any Abbott and Costello film is the charismatic comic interplay between the stars. Unfortunately, the 1955 MEET THE MUMMY finds the two at a creative low ebb.

Featuring such notable character actors as Richard Deacon and Marie Windsor, the film is competently made and very easy to watch, but to say it lacks the inspiration of Abbott and Costello's best work would be a tremendous understatement. At most, MEET THE MUMMY is mildly amusing in a broadly slapstick sort of way, good for an occasional chuckle at best. It would be their last film at Universal and their next-to-last screen appearance together, so it might be best regarded as a fond farewell.

Gary F. Taylor, aka GFT, Amazon Reviewer


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