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The Mummy (1932) Poster

(1932)

Goofs

Audio/visual unsynchronised 

When Im-Ho-Tep breaks the glass in the display case with his bare hand, there is clearly no glass there, just the sound effect.
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In the scene when he is informed of the death of the museum guard, we hear Sir Joseph Whemple say hello when he picks up the phone, but we don't see his mouth move.
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Character error 

Imhotep has been sentenced to "the Nameless Death," yet his name is still inscribed on his coffin. The ancient Egyptians had chisels and should have been able to destroy the glyphs on the coffin that make up Imhotep's name, but it is untouched when his mummy is found.

Continuity 

In the flashback scenes of Imhotep being mummified, his legs are bandaged together. They are still bound together in long shots of the mummy in his sarcophagus (which was a dummy). But when he comes to life, his legs are bandaged separately, allowing him to walk.
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When Muller shows Frank the Isis charm in the car, the close-up is a reused shot from earlier, which does not match the way Muller hold the charm in the longer shots.
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When we first see Helen, she is smoking a cigarette in a holder. When she turns from the camera she raises it to her mouth; in the next shot it's nowhere to be seen.
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According to the newspaper article detailing the findings, the man who helped them to find the site is named "Ardath Bey." (See also trivia, this is an anagram of "Death by Ra.") But many other sources, including the subtitles/captions on home video releases, use the spelling "Ardeth Bay."
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Factual errors 

It is said a few times in the movie that princess Ankh-es-en-amon was a vestal virgin. Vestal virgins were in fact part of the Roman religion (they were priestesses of the goddess Vesta, hence their name), and had nothing to do with ancient Egyptian religion.

Miscellaneous 

Pharaoh is misspelled in both the opening and closing credits as "pharoh."
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The film was copyrighted 14 December 1932 but on the opening title it bears a 1933 (MCMXXXIII) copyright statement, apparently because the title credits were designed in advance, in anticipation of a later release.
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When Guest Host Ron Perlman introduced this film on Turner Classic Movies in October 2016, he referred to Zita Johann as "Zita Johnson".
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When Helen leaves the dance under Ardeth's spell. She gets into a cab. When that cab arrives at the destination she simply gets out. And the driver never asks for his fare.
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