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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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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Pete Patterson
... Freddie Franklin
... Madame Rontru
... Charlie
... Josef
... Semu
... Dr. Zoomer
Richard Karlan ... Hetsut
... Iben
George Khoury ... Habid
... Klaris (as Edwin Parker)
Mazzone-Abbott Dancers ... Dance Troupe (as The Mazzone-Abbott Dancers)
Chandra Kaly and His Dancers ... Dance Troupe
... Vocalist
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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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They're back -- in their mummy's arms! See more »


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23 June 1955 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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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

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

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

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

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Soundtracks

Sing You Sinners
Written by Bob Russell and John Benson Brooks
Sung by Peggy King
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14 July 1999 | by See 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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