Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955)

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Movie Info

Abbott and Costello are stranded in Egypt, where they enter an ancient crypt that's guarded by a living mummy.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Comedy , Horror
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Runtime:
Studio:
Universal Studios

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Cast

Bud Abbott
as Pete Patterson
Lou Costello
as Freddie Franklin
Marie Windsor
as Madame Rontru
Michael Ansara
as Charlie
Ed Parker
as Mummy
Dan Seymour
as Josef
Kurt Katch
as Dr. Gustav Zoomer
Mel Welles
as Iben
Jan Arvan
as Waiter
Michael Vallon
as Dr. Azzui
Kem Dibbs
as Policeman
Mitchell Kowal
as Policeman
Ken Alton
as Policeman
Lee Sharon
as Blonde Girl
Hank Mann
as Native
Donald Kerr
as Newspaperman
Peggy King
as Vocalist
Sharon Lee
as Blonde
Eddie Parker
as Khans, the Mummy
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Critic Reviews for Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy

All Critics (11)

They don't even make the monster look believable. I think you can see his underwear. It's a comedy, not a cartoon.

Full Review… | October 26, 2014
Movie Chambers

Pure shtick, played by men who absolutely did not have the energy or the motivation to do their shtick well.

Full Review… | October 15, 2013
Antagony & Ecstasy

Probably no worse than the usual Abbott and Costello comedies in the long running series, it just seems worse.

Full Review… | June 19, 2006
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

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July 12, 2005
EmanuelLevy.Com

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February 27, 2004
Las Vegas Review-Journal

Abbott and Costello were really the ones able to finally kill Universal's classic monsters.

August 13, 2003
Juicy Cerebellum

Audience Reviews for Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy

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

Jeff Boam
Jeff Boam

Super Reviewer

½

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.

Jim Woehr
Jim Woehr

Super Reviewer

½

Nice comedic moments with the comedy team.

Anthony Valletta
Anthony Valletta

Super Reviewer

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