Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955)

Would the real mummy please step forward?

Abbott and Costello make another appearance in this movie when they go to Egypt and set out with a couple of criminals to find a valuable medallion that is usually attached to the neck of a mummy that is being kept alive with a special concoction and kept in a coffin in a tomb where a group of people do tribal dances and worship the mummy.

This is about as camp as you can get and I like it a lot. I am not sure if Abbott and Costello had characters they were playing in this movie but if they did they pretty much just played themselves anyway. They even call each other by their real names so for all I know they didn’t even bother to play anybody else, not that it really matters that much. You do not watch this movie for the deep drama or anything.

This was meant to be a romp and with Costello running around in the tomb while encountering lots of different creatures and jump scares among other scenes this movie delivers exactly what you would want from it in spades. We’ll just leave it at that.

Published by cinemashrew

I am a writer and avid movie watcher (used to be music listener but I got bored of that).

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