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
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Did You Know?
When Boris Karloff
traveled to England to shoot The Ghoul
(1933), it was the first time in nearly 25 years that he returned to his home country and reunited with the surviving members of his family. Filmed March 13-late April 1933, it was Karloff's first British feature (his last would be "Curse of the Crimson Altar" in 1968). See more
Ralph backs up against a wall twice when Dragore comes in and draws a gun on him and Betty. See more
[referring to Morlant
What was the idea of bandaging his hand like that?
I cannot say. He had many a queer fancy.
Prelude for Strings
Music by Richard Wagner
Arranged by 'Louis Levy' See more