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Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy Movie Review Summary

Actors: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Marie Windsor, Michael Ansara, Richard Deacon

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The boys are in Eqypt and out of work when the distinguished archaeologist Dr. Gustav Zoomer is found murdered and Abbott fingered by the police. Chance places a magic, powerful amulet in Costello's hands, so of course various malicious elements pursue him. Abbott and Costello end up in the desert, in the tomb of the mummy Klaris, who turns out to be very alive! A very late comedy (1955), "Meet the Mummy" is extremely poorly plotted and only fitfully funny -- usually when the boys are engaged in mutual abuse and patter that doesn't forward the plot (such as the amulet in the burger, or the "The shovel is my pick" in imitation of "Who's on first?"). "Egyptian" dancers do East Indian moves, a Chinese waiter works a Cairo dive, and the villainous Semu turns out to be played by a very un-Egyptian Deacon, whom old TV show fans will recognize from his roles as Mel Cooley on the "Dick Van Dyke Show" and various doctors and psychiatrists on "Mr. Ed."
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 40%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzle 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30% **Fantasy or Science Fiction?**    -   fantasy story on present day Earth Parody movie?    -   Yes Horror film?    -   Yes Kind of Horror Story    -   the mummy/alien Egyptian chased me!

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   unemployed Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American) Unusual characteristics:    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin

Setting

Earth setting:    -   20th Century (1950-1970) Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes Desert?    -   Yes Big cities?    -   Yes Misc settings    -   bar/restaurant Kind of city    -   Dirty, crime-ridden (like NY)

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Tone of movie    -   funny

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