Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy is the last of the team’s vehicles for Universal-International. Stranded in Egypt, Bud and Lou hire themselves out as travelling companions to archeologist Kurt Katch. Before long, Katch is murdered by a group of cultists, and a medallion, embossed with a map which leads to a sacred burial site, is accidentally swallowed by Costello. The boys become the unwilling pawns of the cultists, led by Richard Deacon, and a greedy adventuress, played by Marie Windsor. The last scene finds Costello being menaced by three mummies, two of them bogus.
Tag Archives: 1950s
Witness to Murder (1954) Roy Rowland, Barbara Stanwyck, George Sanders, Gary Merrill, Drama, Film-Noir, Crime
No Questions Asked (1951) Harold F. Kress, Barry Sullivan, Arlene Dahl, George Murphy, Drama, Film-Noir
Steve Keiver, young lawyer working for an insurance company, hears his boss remark that he’d pay a large sum “no questions asked” for return of stolen property to avoid paying a much larger claim. On his own initiative, Steve arranges such a deal, earning a nice commission. But he catches the eye of gangsters who think he’s the ideal middleman for future similar deals…many of them. As Steve is drawn in deeper, the police take an interest in him, and he’s ripe for a doublecross.
Strategic Air Command (1955) Anthony Mann, James Stewart, June Allyson, Frank Lovejoy, Action, Drama, War
Lt. Col. Robert (Dutch) Holland was a third baseman for the St. Louis Cardinals, not a pitcher. While at spring training a B-36 flew over the field and Dutch was standing on third base. Brewster was his third base replacement when he, Dutch was re-called to duty. The movie clearly depicts this.
Mirian Wilkins, teen-age daughter of Senator Wilkins, starts a Society for the Rahabilitation of Criminals and, without the approval or knowledge of the Senator, elects him to the position of honorary president.
Captain Kidd and the Slave Girl (1954) Lew Landers, Anthony Dexter, Eva Gabor, Alan Hale Jr., Adventure, Action
Anthony Dexter—bare-chested most of the film with the smoldering nostrils from “Valentino”—as “Captain Kidd” is saved from hanging by an Earl who wants to get his hand on Kidd’s treasure. The Earl thinks the best method is to put a woman confederate (Jeanine Duvall) aboard Kidd’s ship as a slave girl to wrest or wrestle the information from him. They fight a lot as a prelude to falling in love, and then work together against the evil Earl’s none-too-well laid plan. Alan Hale, Jr. (Simpson) is along as Kidd’s trusted friend, while Sonia Sorrell (as Ann Bonney) displays a lot of what the best-undressed female pirate wasn’t wearing on pirate ships of the time.
The Mighty Crusaders / La Gerusalemme liberata (1958) Carlo Ludovico Bragaglia, Francisco Rabal, Sylva Koscina, Gianna Maria Canale, Action, Adventure, Drama
SEE- The Dance of the seven orgies! SEE- The duel to the death with 100-pound battle axes! SEE- The seduction of Renaldo, the White Knight, by the dark daughter of Damascus! SEE- The mammoth battle between Heathens and Knights for the Holy Sepulcher!
2 minutter for sent (1952) Torben Anton Svendsen, Poul Reichhardt, Grethe Thordahl, Astrid Villaume, Crime
The body of a loose-living woman is discovered. Who murdered her? Her new hard-drinking boyfriend? Maybe her playboy ex-lover with a criminal past? Or the ex-lover’s pathologically jealous wife. Or..?