After 15 years of hit movies, Abbott and Costello departed from Universal studios in the twilight of their partnership with 1955's Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy, the last of their monster comedies. Decked out in desert safari gear, the boys go looking for a job with an Egyptologist and wind up in the middle of a conspiracy concerning the murdered professor, an ancient mummy, and a magical medallion that, true to form, bumbling Costello manages to eat for dinner. Marie Windsor, the boss lady of a gang of treasure-hunting crooks, dresses in a harem outfit to vamp... for our chubby little hero, and the eternally stiff Richard Deacon hilariously plays the leader of an Egyptian mummy cult like a high school principal decked out for Halloween. Directed by longtime collaborator Charles Lamont, it's a typical Abbott and Costello farce with disappearing corpses, mistaken identities and wacky word plays ("Take your pick" riffs on "Who's on first" with garden tools). While not as clever or spirited as their original monster mash Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, the vaudeville veterans are still masters of the double-take and fast-talk patter, and the picture climaxes with a screwball chase that involves not one, not two, but three mummies skittering through the phoniest looking pyramid this side of community theatre. You were expecting realism? The boys appeared together once more on film, in Dance with Me, Henry, and then split up. --Sean Axmaker, Amazon.com [show more]
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Classic US comedy horror directed by Charles Lamont. Friends Pete (Bud Abbott) and Freddie (Lou Costello) are in Egypt when they offer to help archaeologist Dr Gustav Zoomer (Kurt Katch) transport his newly-discovered mummy back to America. However, upon arrival at Zoomer's house the duo discover that the doctor has been murdered and the mummy has vanished. Their problems increase when they inherit a medallion which carries an ancient curse, and they soon find themselves doing battle with villainous treasure seekers while struggling to keep the mummy's existence under wraps. The cast also includes Marie Windsor, Dan Seymour and Richard Deacon.
Please note this is a region B Blu-ray and will require a region B or region free Blu-ray player in order to play. Pete and Freddie (Abbott and Costello) overhear a Cairo archaeologists’s chatter about discovering a legendary mummy and decide to apply as chaperones for the corpse’s journey to America. But when they arrive at the archaeologists' home, he has been murdered, the mummy seems to have have disappeared, and to top it all off, the boys become owners of a sacred medallion that holds the key to the location of an ancient buried treasure that many would kill for! Learning that the medallion is cursed, Pete hides it in a most appetising place and Freddie bites the bait. Then it’s up to the bumbling Americans to preserve the legend of the mummy and keep the treasure from falling into the wrong hands. Abbott and Costello Meet The Mummy is loaded with surprises. One of the most interesting is Lou Costello's daughter Carole appearing as the cigarette girl who pours water all over her dad! This gem of a film is filled with laughs for everyone in your family - especially Mummy!