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The Ghoul (1933)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama, Horror | 25 November 1933 (USA)
An Egyptologist returns from the dead to take revenge on those who have violated his tomb.

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Aga Ben Dragore, a knife-wielding, enigmatic Egyptian Arab, is seeking a sacred jewel which has been stolen from an ancient tomb. The thief tells him that he sold it to Professor Morlant, a fanatical Egyptologist who fervently believes in the pagan power of the ancient Egyptian gods. Dying from a mysteriously disfiguring ailment, Morlant entrusts his faithful manservant to bandage the jewel in his hand and warns him of dire consequences if his dying wishes aren't carried out. After his burial in an Egyptian-type tomb on his estate, an anonymous robber steals the precious stone from the corpse. Although the ghastly-looking dead man rises at the next full moon to seek revenge, neither he nor the audience know which member of the household possesses the powerful jewel. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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Ralph Richardson's film debut. See more »

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Ralph backs up against a wall twice when Dragore comes in and draws a gun on him and Betty. See more »

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Aga Ben Dragore: Now I will show you how we make coffee in the desert... by the native stars.
Kaney: You don't make it yourself, do you?
Aga Ben Dragore: No, of course not! A Circassian slave, lovely and thin, cooks it for us, kneeling. And if it is not to our liking...
Kaney: I know! She is stripped to the waist and lashed for miles across the Sahara.
Aga Ben Dragore: Where she is finally eaten by locusts. And rightly. Now; take this canister and do exactly as I tell you.
Kaney: And if I fail?
Aga Ben Dragore: The Yorkshire moors are just behind us!
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Edited into Pale Moonlight Theater: The Ghoul (2014) See more »

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Dramatic Prelude No.1
(uncredited)
Music by Richard Wagner
Arranged by 'Louis Levy'
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Very good Karloff film from England
16 June 2004 | by See all my reviews

On this site there is a criticism which says to stay away from this film because it is incomprehensible. That's correct for the incomplete copies heretofore available. Now MGM Video has released a complete version on VHS and DVD, a very high quality print. The story is very clear now, and this is one of the high end Karloff flicks. If you like vintage horror films, if you're a Karloff fan, if you liked Karloff's "The Mummy," you will like this film.


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