The Mummy's Hand (1940)

Approved  |   |  Adventure, Horror  |  20 September 1940 (USA)
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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:
Peggy Moran ...
Eduardo Ciannelli ...
The High Priest (as Eduardo Cianelli)
George Zucco ...
The Great Solvani (as Cecil Kelloway)
Charles Trowbridge ...
Dr. Petrie
Sig Arno ...
The Beggar (as Siegfried Arno)
Eddie Foster ...
Egyptian Starting Fight
Harry Stubbs ...
Michael Mark ...
Bazaar Owner
Mara Tartar ...
Girl Vendor
Leon Belasco ...


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 <>

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Release Date:

20 September 1940 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La mano de la momia  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The excavation scenes were shot on the Universal back-lot in a rocky and desert-like section of the natural hills known as "Gausman's Gulch," named after Russell A. Gausman, set decorator on this film, and many other of Universal's horror films. To give the gulch a more canyon-like and wild appearance, it was augmented with artificial rock-faces and boulders. See more »


Despite what the movie says, at least two people (including the stage actress Margaret Culting) have learned to talk without a tongue. In fact, Ms. Culting is said to have had perfect diction. See more »


Babe Jenson: Little girls who play with guns get hurt.
Marta Solvani, Stage Name of Marta Sullivan: I'll get hurt?
[fires shots into the door]
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8 November 2000 | by (Muskogee OK) – See all my reviews

A couple of archaeologists are searching for the tomb of an Egyptian princess and have to deal with an embalmed priest serving as her guard.

Very interesting and sometimes comical. Very good as far as 'mummy' movies go. Worth a peep and see.

Ensemble cast include: Dick Foran, Peggy Moran, Cecil Kellaway, George Zucco, Wallace Ford and Tom Tyler.

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