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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 has been said that a man's best friend is his mummy... 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

Lou Costello had been suffering from rheumatic fever prior to filming, hence his slightly wan appearance. See more »

Goofs

When Dr. Zoomer is recording his entry at the point he says 'look there' and is killed he gasps quietly. Yet later when Costello plays back the recording at the point where Dr. Zoomer says 'look there' and is killed there's a loud scream on the recording instead. See more »

Quotes

Madame Rontru: There is no curse that a gun or a knife can't cure.
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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's Hand (1940) See more »

Soundtracks

Sing You Sinners
Written by Bob Russell and John Benson Brooks
Sung by Peggy King
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Good But BY NO Means Great
25 November 1999 | by BaronBl00dSee all my reviews

This was the last feature for Universal that the two box office champs of the 40s did. Having met Frankenstein, Dracula, the Wolfman, Dr. Jekyll, Mr Hyde, and the Invisible Man...Universal paired the two comedians with their mummy for one last go-round. The effort is not entirely satisfying, yet all together bad either. Bud and Lou seek their fortunes in Egypt when brought into a circle of intrigue, murder, and a curse of a mummy. The rest of the film centers around their bumbling, situational comedy, and a couple of dance hall numbers. The sets are pretty good, but the make-up for the mummy is definitely sub-par for the studio that brought us The Mummy in 1932. Richard Deacon stands out in a supporting role. Some pleasant scenes involve Bud and Lou playing hide-go-seek with a dead body(much like was done in A&C Meet the Killer), a trio of mummies treading through a hidden fortress, and a routine of Bud and Lou playing revolving hamburgers. Not their best to be sure, but sure to bring a smile to you.


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