Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955)
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as Freddie Franklin
as Madame Rontru
as Dr. Gustav Zoomer
as Dr. Azzui
as Blonde Girl
as Khans, the Mummy
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They don't even make the monster look believable. I think you can see his underwear. It's a comedy, not a cartoon.
Pure shtick, played by men who absolutely did not have the energy or the motivation to do their shtick well.
Probably no worse than the usual Abbott and Costello comedies in the long running series, it just seems worse.
Abbott and Costello were really the ones able to finally kill Universal's classic monsters.
One of those movies that explain why Bud and Lou went out of style.
The boys were really winding down with this one...
Audience Reviews for Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy
Abbott and Costello have always been my favorite stars when it comes to comedy, I remember watching them on WOR channel 9 out of New York on Sunday mornings after church. That was analog channel 9 not digital, ha. Anyway this is one of the very few and maybe the only movie that I never saw as a kid, But had the pleasure of watching it today. The skits about Doctor Zoomer and with the mummy were about as good as one will see on the screen, They set the bar for comedy which we seldom see today. In this Movie Bud and Lou are over in Egypt when they run into the Mummy, It must have been later when they again ran into the Mummy and Frankenstein. I'd like to give it 5 stars but its not the best Abbott and Costello so 4 1/2 stars.
Repetitive more than rascally, Meet the Mummy sadly captures the classic comedy team near the end of their long road toward breaking up. Funny enough, they re-ignited interest in the classic Universal monster franchises even while they were losing popularity and their own spark. Not only is their brand of humor going out of style at this point, but they show pretty much zero interest in performing their craft well.
In this not-so-classic universal horror-comedy, Bud and Lou find themselves pursued by an Egyptian cult for a special medallion linked to a walking mummy.
The story matters little. For these team-ups with the classic Universal monsters, they already did. The laughs and (now) dated thrills keeps you vestedat least, they should. Instead, this go-round just drags its foot. Throughout the film, the Mummy actually shows more energy than this once-great duo. He even gets the most laughs with a bandaged outfit that looks less convincing than those worn by most pint sized trick or treaters.
Bottom line: Mummy Merest
This Abbott and Costello movie didn't get many good reviews, probably because it plays too much like Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein or anything else they have done. While a lot of the jokes can be repetitive.
Still, these two were fun to watch, especially on the same screen as monsters like the Mummy. While for comedies, these movies had surprisingly nice costumes and set pieces. I'm not sure what's not to like about anything Abbott and Costello did.
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