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Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955)

Approved | | 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.

Director:

Charles Lamont

Writers:

Lee Loeb (story), John Grant (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bud Abbott ... Pete Patterson
Lou Costello ... Freddie Franklin
Marie Windsor ... Madame Rontru
Michael Ansara ... Charlie
Dan Seymour ... Josef
Richard Deacon ... Semu
Kurt Katch ... Dr. Zoomer
Richard Karlan Richard Karlan ... Hetsut
Mel Welles ... Iben
George Khoury George Khoury ... Habid
Eddie Parker ... Klaris (as Edwin Parker)
Mazzone-Abbott Dancers Mazzone-Abbott Dancers ... Dance Troupe (as The Mazzone-Abbott Dancers)
Chandra Kaly and His Dancers Chandra Kaly and His Dancers ... Dance Troupe
Peggy King ... Vocalist
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paul Marion Paul Marion ... Native (scenes deleted)
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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's Mummy's Day for Bud and Lou! (poster). See more »


Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

23 June 1955 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bud Abbott and Lou Costello Meet the Mummy See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$738,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In Back to the Future Part III (1990), this film, Ma and Pa Kettle at Waikiki (1953) and Francis in the Navy (1955) are playing at the Pohatchee Drive-In Theater in Hill Valley on November 16, 1955. See more »

Goofs

Despite Lou Costello's name in the film being "Freddy Franklin". Bud Abbott keeps calling him "Lou" or "Costello" throughout the film, especially in the temple scenes. See more »

Quotes

Madame Rontru: [looking at a fluroscope of Freddie's insides] A marble, two buttons, a safety pin...
Bud Abbott aka Peter Patterson: I lost a tie clasp two years ago, see if that's in there.
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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 (1932) 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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14 July 1999 | by Russell DoddSee all my reviews

"How stupid can you get?" "How stupid do you want me to be?"

I thought this movie was better than I anticipated. It's a gentle comedy of 2 buffoons who stumble into an adventure in Egypt after one is mistaken for a murderer. It is relaxing and laid back but if you want funny Abbott and Costello then look else where. There's a cute scene which uses their poisoned drink routine where instead they use hamburgers and a cursed medallion. Again, Costello directed his comedy at the children by pulling faces and doing far too much talking at the camera. This was funny in some of their other films but not in this one. Another good scene is where Abbott and one of the bad guys dress up as the Mummy, this isn't laugh out loud comedy but one or two scenes should put a smile of any fan's face. Their last film for universal.


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