Monday, April 20, 2009

ABBOTT & COSTELLO MEET THE MUMMY - Gertz, Mancini, Maury, Salter, Russell, Brooks, King - "How Stupid Do You Want Me To Be" (1955)

OK, what day is it, and where the Hell am I?? Been wandering thru the burnin' desert sand, picking the cactus thorns out of my eyes for so long now, I guess It doesn't matter anymore, because tonite we're going into a place in space and time still not fully explored to this day! It's the place where "Abbott & Costello Meet the Mummy!"


It all starts off in this club with the most raucous act, that is still to this day as wild as any live set you've ever seen, performed either by The Mazzone-Abbott Dancers or Chandra Kaly and his Dancers, a detail I've run out of time trying to find out about, but whoever the Hell they are, they crack me up every time I watch this! It's an interactive act that ends up right in Lou's lap!!

All that combined with one of the most classic of Bud and Lou's exchanges, just makes for an extra fine good time!!!

The gal with the amazing eyes and more, Marie Windsor tempts Lou more than once!!

One, Two, Cha, Cha, Cha, Three, Four, Cha, Cha, Cha!!!

Eddie Parker as Klaris The Mummy, was an actor in 276 movies dating back to 1931!! Wow!!

Just to keep it lively, right about the middle of the film they toss you this splendid little tidbit sung by Miss Peggy King, "You Came A Long Way From St. Louis!"

Here's a couple of nice shots of the whole gang!! Talk about classic, that's Michael Ansara on the left of Bud and Lou, and Richard Deacon on the right! There's enough combined credits to fill a bank vault!!

In The End they have a freakin' Mummy band, now what was cooler than that in 1955! It would be over 30 years later before the concept would arise again with any success!! Here's what's happening with "The Mummies" today!!

Personally, this is one of my favorites of the "Abbott and Costello" meet series, just because it's so perfectly stupid, you can watch it 100 times, and you are still going to laugh every time, and that's a money back guarantee, and you can actually get a copy pretty easy!!! Go for it!!!


prof. grewbeard said...

het, thanx for The Mummies link! i value my lone Mummies lp, but i'd kinda forgot about it, now i'm gonna go dig it out!

Darfish said...

I love this one! Seen it a few times.

Paul Castiglia said...

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