Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955)

Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy¬†is a 1955 American¬†horror comedy¬†film directed by¬†Charles Lamont¬†and starring the comedy team of¬†Abbott and Costello. It is the 28th and final Abbott and Costello film produced by¬†Universal-International. Rounding out the cast are Marie Windsor, Michael Ansara & Dan Seymour. This is 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. The day after filming completed, Abbott and Costello arrived in New York City to ride on the first float of the annual¬†Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Two bumblers get mixed up with Egyptian grave robbers and a murderous mummy. Pete and Freddie (Abbott and Costello) overhear a Cairo archaeologist’s chatter about discovering a legendary mummy and decide to apply as chaperons for the corpse’s journey to America. But when they arrive at the archaeologist’s 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!

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