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Abbott and Costello Meet The Mummy (1955)

When Abbott and Costello go hunting for lost Egyptian treasures, they get involved with live crooks and a mummy returned from the dead.

The comic duo team up with a life-like mummy to search for the jewels from Princess Ara’s tomb. But they find themselves heading for trouble when the mummy turns on them.

Abbott and Costello ended 15 years at Universal with this dismal low-budget attempt. Having run through the rest of the studio’s horror gallery earlier, Bud and Lou now stir up the Mummy (here played by minor actor Eddie Parker) who’s a rather lifeless figure compared to the likes of Dracula and the Wolf Man.

At least veteran character actress Marie Windsor brings waspish authority to her role of the villainess.

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Peter
Bud Abbott
Freddie
Lou Costello
Madame Rontru
Marie Windsor
Charlie
Michael Ansara
Josef
Dan Seymour
Dr Zomer
Kurt Katch
Hetsut
Richard Karlan
Semu
Richard Deacon
Klaris, the mummy
Eddie Parker

Director
Charles Lamont

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