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Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy

Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy Theatrical Poster
Directed by Charles Lamont
Produced by Howard Christie
Written by John Grant
Starring Bud Abbott
Lou Costello
Marie Windsor
Michael Ansara
Music by Joseph Gershenson
Editing by Russell Schoengarth
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date(s) May 23, 1955 (U.S. release)
Running time 79 min.
Language English
Budget $738,000
Preceded by The Mummy's Curse (1944)
Abbott and Costello Meet the Keystone Kops (1955)
Followed by Dance With Me Henry (1956)
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Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy is a 1955 film starring the comedy team of Abbott and Costello. It is also the 28th and final Abbott and Costello film produced by Universal Pictures. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Charles Lamont was a prolific film director of over 200 titles, and the producer and writer of many others. ... William Alexander “Bud” Abbott (October 2, 1895 – April 24, 1974) was an American actor, producer and comedian born in Asbury Park, New Jersey. ... Lou Costello, born Louis Francis Cristillo, March 6, 1906 - March 3, 1959), was an American actor and comedian best known as half of the comedy team of Abbott and Costello, with Bud Abbott. ... Marie Windsor Sometimes called Queen of the Bs because she appeared in so many noirs and b-movies like Cat-Women of the Moon (1953), Marie Windsor began life as Emily Bertelson in Marysvale, Utah on December 11, 1919. ... Michael Ansara (born April 15, 1922) is a stage, screen and voice actor. ... Universal Pictures is the main motion picture production/distribution arm of Universal Studios, a subsidiary of NBC Universal. ... is the 143rd day of the year (144th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... // Events November 3 - The musical Guys and Dolls, starring Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra, debuts. ... The Mummys Curse is the 1944 horror film follow-up to The Mummys Ghost which was also released in 1944. ... // July 20 - Since You Went Away is released. ... Abbott and Costello Meet the Keystone Kops is a 1955 film starring the comedy team of Abbott and Costello. ... // Events November 3 - The musical Guys and Dolls, starring Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra, debuts. ... Dance with Me, Henry is a 1956 film starring the comedy team of Abbott and Costello. ... See also: 1955 in film 1956 1957 in film 1950s in film years in film film // Events November 15 - The film Love Me Tender starring Elvis Presley (his first film) opens. ... // Events November 3 - The musical Guys and Dolls, starring Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra, debuts. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...

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Plot

Freddie Franklin (Lou Costello) and Peter Patterson (Bud Abbott) are Americans who are stranded in Cairo, Egypt. They overhear Dr. Gustav Zoomer (Kurt Katch) discussing the mummy Klaris, the guardian of the Tomb of Princess Ara. Apparently the mummy has a sacred medallion that shows where the treasure of Princess Ara can be found. The Followers of Klaris, led by Semu (Richard Deacon) and Madame Rontru (Marie Windsor), also overhear Dr. Zoomer's conversation. Lou Costello, born Louis Francis Cristillo, March 6, 1906 - March 3, 1959), was an American actor and comedian best known as half of the comedy team of Abbott and Costello, with Bud Abbott. ... William Alexander “Bud” Abbott (October 2, 1895 – April 24, 1974) was an American actor, producer and comedian born in Asbury Park, New Jersey. ... Richard Deacon (May 14, 1921 - August 8, 1984), born in Philadelphia, was a television and motion picture actor. ... Marie Windsor Sometimes called Queen of the Bs because she appeared in so many noirs and b-movies like Cat-Women of the Moon (1953), Marie Windsor began life as Emily Bertelson in Marysvale, Utah on December 11, 1919. ...


Pete and Freddie go to the doctor's house to apply for the position to accompany the mummy back to America. However, two of Semu's men, Iben (Mel Welles) and Hetsut (Richard Karlan), murder the doctor and steal the mummy just before Pete and Freddie arrive. However, the medallion has been left behind and is found by Pete and Freddie, who attempt to sell it. Rontru offers them $100, but Pete knows it is worth more and asks for $5,000, which Rontru agrees to pay. She tells them to meet her at the Cairo Café, where Pete and Freddie learn from a waiter that the medallion is cursed. They frantically try to give it to one another, until it winds up in Freddie's hamburger and he swallows it. Rontru arrives and drags them to a doctor's office to get a look at the medallion under a fluoroscope. However, she cannot read the medallion's inscribed instructions, which are in hieroglyphics. Semu arrives, telling everyone he is an archaeologist, and offers to guide them all to the tomb. Meanwhile, Semu's followers have returned life to Klaris. Mel Welles (1922? - August 18, 2005) was an American film actor. ...


They arrive at the tomb, where Freddie learns of Semu's plans to murder them all. Rontru captures Semu, and one of her men, Charlie (Michael Ansara), disguises himself as a mummy and enters the temple. Pete follows suit and also disguises himself as a mummy and he and Freddie rescue Semu. Eventually all three mummies are in the same place at the same time, and the dynamite that Rontru intended to use to dig up the treasure detonates, killing Klaris and revealing the treasure. Freddie and Pete convince Semu to turn the temple into a nightclub to preserve the legend of Klaris. Michael Ansara (born April 15, 1922) is a stage, screen and voice actor. ...


Trivia

  • It was filmed from October 28 through November 24, 1954.
  • This was the last film that Abbott and Costello made for Universal Pictures, although Universal released a compilation film of clips from their films, titled The World of Abbott and Costello in 1965.
  • In Universal's previous mummy films, the mummy was called "Kharis". In this film it is called "Klaris."
  • Although Abbott and Costello were called "Pete and Freddie" in the script and in the closing credits, they used their real names onscreen during filming.
  • The day after filming completed, on November 25, 1954, Abbott and Costello arrived in New York City to ride on the first float of the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

is the 301st day of the year (302nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 328th day of the year (329th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Universal Pictures is the main motion picture production/distribution arm of Universal Studios, a subsidiary of NBC Universal. ... The World of Abbott and Costello is a 1965 compilation film starring the comedy team of Abbott and Costello. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... is the 329th day of the year (330th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

DVD Releases

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External links

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Dracula and other vampires
Dracula (1931) | Dracula's Daughter (1936) | Son of Dracula (1943)
Frankenstein Monster
Frankenstein (1931) | Bride of Frankenstein (1935) | Son of Frankenstein (1939) | The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942)
The Wolf Man and other werewolves
The Wolf Man (1941) | Werewolf of London (1935) | She-Wolf of London (1946)
Multiple monsters (Dracula, Wolf Man, Frankenstein Monster)
Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943) | House of Frankenstein (1944) | House of Dracula (1945) | Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)
The Mummy
The Mummy (1932) | The Mummy's Hand (1940) | The Mummy's Tomb (1942) | The Mummy's Ghost (1944) | The Mummy's Curse (1944) | Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955)
The Invisible Man
The Invisible Man (1933) | The Invisible Man Returns (1940) | The Invisible Woman (1940) | Invisible Agent (1942) | The Invisible Man's Revenge (1944) | Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man (1951)
The Creature from the Black Lagoon
Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) | Revenge of the Creature (1955) | The Creature Walks Among Us (1956)
Edgar Allan Poe
Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932) | The Black Cat (1934) | The Raven (1935)
The Phantom of the Opera
The Phantom of the Opera (1925) | Phantom of the Opera (1943) | The Climax (1944)
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1953)
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923)

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Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955) (1421 words)
The drop-off between the funny and endearing Meet Frankenstein and the borderline-unwatchable Meet the Mummy seems astounding, however; it almost appears unthinkable that they were created by the same folks.
By the time of Meet the Mummy, Abbott and Costello neared the end of their collaboration, and Costello would be dead within a few years.
Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy appears in an aspect ratio of 1.33:1 on this single-sided, single-layered DVD; due to those dimensions, the image has not been enhanced for 16X9 televisions.
Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (184 words)
Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy is a 1955 film that marks the last of the "Abbott and Costello Meet" films and also the 28th and final Abbott and Costello film produced by Universal Pictures.
Previously Abbott and Costello met Frankenstein, Dracula, the Wolfman, Dr. Jekyll, Mr Hyde, the Killer (Karloff) and the Invisible Man.
Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man (1951)
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