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
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This is the team's second to last film of a career that should have ended far sooner, or at least might have been better if their hack writing pal John Grant had been cut loose earlier. This one is another in their tepid horror-comedy cycle that is neither scary or funny, just horrifyingly bad. Perhaps it has an appeal to young children, but otherwise it is as painfully unfunny as they come. Every gag is stale; obviously Grant couldn't be bothered to even try at this point. You get the "Who's on First" retread with a pick and shovel, and you get the positively ancient snake charming routine as a running gag, and also the point-and-switch-stuff-on-the-table routine that is not only not funny but makes no sense. All this tired patter is surrounded by cheap sets and even cheaper-looking mummy costumes. A & C can't even be bothered to call each other by their character names half the time, using their own more than once. And a perfect example of the mindless agony of these two is the final scene wherein Costello arrives improperly dressed at the new nightclub then cleverly suits himself up---which elicits a startling slap to the face and angry shove by Abbott for no apparent reason. It's that kind of violent, ugly behavior consistently attached to Bud Abbott's "character" throughout his career with Costello that made this team so annoying to watch.
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