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The Mummy's Hand (1940)

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An ancient mummy is revived to destroy those that would invade the 3,000 year old tomb of an Egyptian princess.

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Complete credited cast:
Dick Foran ...
Peggy Moran ...
Marta Solvani
Wallace Ford ...
Eduardo Ciannelli ...
The High Priest (as Eduardo Cianelli)
George Zucco ...
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The Great Solvani (as Cecil Kelloway)
Charles Trowbridge ...
Dr. Petrie
Tom Tyler ...
Sig Arno ...
The Beggar (as Siegfried Arno)
Eddie Foster ...
Egyptian Starting Fight
Harry Stubbs ...
Bartender
Michael Mark ...
Bazaar Owner
Mara Tartar ...
Girl Vendor
Leon Belasco ...
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A couple of comical, out-of-work archaeologists (Dick Foran and Wallace Ford) in Egypt discover evidence of the burial place of the ancient Egyptian princess Ananka. After receiving funding from an eccentric magician (Cecil Kellaway) and his beautiful daughter (Peggy Moran), they set out into the desert only to be terrorized by a sinister high priest (George Zucco) and the living mummy Kharis (Tom Tyler) who are the guardians of Ananka^Òs tomb. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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They dared the curse of the ancients... to solve the most amazing mystery ever encountered by mortal man! See more »

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Adventure | Horror

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20 September 1940 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Mão da Múmia  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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Trivia

The film takes place in May 1940. See more »

Goofs

Professor Andoheb has Marta strapped to a stone table. In one shot Marta is lying on the table without the straps, but in the next shot the straps reappear. See more »

Quotes

Steve Banning: Those jackals are giving me goose pimples.
Babe Jenson: Aw they're giving me goose pimples on top of my goose pimples.
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Remade as The Mummy (1959) See more »

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Folks who criticize this film are sticks in the mud!
23 February 2003 | by (Louisville, Kentucky) – See all my reviews

What a pleasant surprise "The Mummy's Hand" from 1940 is. Every time I watch this movie, I enjoy it more! The thing that surprised me most about this movie is the delightful humor that abounds almost uniformly throughout. Another special thing about "The Mummmy's Hand" is that the characters are fun to watch! They are full of life and energy and seem perfectly cast in their roles. Not a bad performance in the lot. Not a bad screenplay either and the directing by Christy Cabanne is actually quite good. However, beware if you are expecting a traditional horror story in the vein of the classic "Mummy" film made in 1932. Be forewarned that a horror story this is not. Although the ancient curse against those who defile the tomb and the mummy himself are elemental to the plot and there are some spooky moments, the adventure that the likeable characters are on is the driving force of this film. Hang in there for the first few minutes which are rather like a history lesson on the Princess Anaka, the mummy and the priests charged with protecting her tomb. The minute Dick Foran as Steve Banning and Wallace Ford as Babe Jenson appear on screen, the adventure begins! Then add Cecil Kelloway as a loveable magician and Peggy Moran as his spunky daughter into the mix and you have a recipe for great fun! The folks who criticize this film for not being scary enough are just sticks in the mud who don't know how to have a good time! Don't miss this lively little film. I'd rate it an 83/100.


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