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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
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Semu
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Dr. Gustav Zoomer
Richard Karlan ...
Hetsut
Mel Welles ...
Iben
George Khoury ...
Habid
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Klaris, the Mummy (as Edwin Parker)
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Chandra Kaly and His Dancers ...
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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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23 June 1955 (USA)  »

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$738,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Stuntman Eddie Parker who plays Klaris the mummy previously doubled Lon Chaney Jr. as Kharis in Universal's earlier Mummy films. See more »

Goofs

After Bud and Lou switch burgers in the cafe, Lou eats the medallion in pieces yet, when he's X-rayed later, the medallion is intact. See more »

Quotes

Bud Abbott aka Peter Patterson: I overheard Doctor Zoomer say he needed a couple of men to accompany his mummy back to the States.
Lou Costello aka Freddie Franklin: Is she afraid to travel by herself?
Bud Abbott aka Peter Patterson: She? No, Lou. This mummy is a he. What's wrong with that? Some mummies are men, some mummies are women.
Lou Costello aka Freddie Franklin: Such a strange country.
Bud Abbott aka Peter Patterson: What's strange about it Lou?
Lou Costello aka Freddie Franklin: Your mummy, your mummy. Wasn't she a woman?
Bud Abbott aka Peter Patterson: I never had a mummy.
Lou Costello aka Freddie Franklin: What did your Father do? Win you in a crap game?
Bud Abbott aka Peter Patterson: What's the matter?
Lou Costello aka Freddie Franklin: I thought you were gonna slap me!
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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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