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Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy

7 Ratings: 2.0
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: January 1, 2003
MPAA Rating: Unrated
1 review about Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy

Short on laughs

  • Nov 1, 2008
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While in Egypt, Peter and Freddie (Abbott and Costello) get involved with a walking mummy, his cult followers, and a cursed medallion.

That's a pretty short summary, but honestly, that's all there is to this disappointing comedy. Abbott and Costello were past their prime in 1955 and the film shows it. The jokes aren't much unless you think endless punchlines with "mummy" instead of "mommy" and snake charmers with rubber snakes are funny. Abbott yells too much at Costello and they both are barely going through the motions; in fact, they call each other "Bud" and "Lou" throughout. The ridiculous casting of Richard Deacon ("Mel Cooley" in The Dick Van Dyke Show) and Michael Ansara (TV's "Cochise") as Egyptian mummy-worshippers makes the story even more far-fetched. It's about thirty minutes too long and plays like a bad SNL skit. Definitely not one of their best.
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June 11, 2011
heh. like the review anyhoo, Kona!
June 11, 2011
Disagreed. Many of Bud & Lou's earlier routines are worked well into this film which is what made the "Meet Frankenstein" film so well loved. I thought the mix-up of several guys all dressed as mummies was very funny.
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