Tag Archives: 1950s

Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955) Charles Lamont, Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Marie Windsor, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955)
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.

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No Questions Asked (1951) Harold F. Kress, Barry Sullivan, Arlene Dahl, George Murphy, Drama, Film-Noir

No Questions Asked (1951)
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.

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Captain Kidd and the Slave Girl (1954) Lew Landers, Anthony Dexter, Eva Gabor, Alan Hale Jr., Adventure, Action

Captain Kidd and the Slave Girl (1954)
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.

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