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The Mummy's Hand (1940)

An ancient mummy is revived to destroy the invaders of the 3,000 year-old tomb of an Egyptian princess.

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Mr. Solvani (as Cecil Kelloway)
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The Beggar (as Siegfried Arno)
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Storyline

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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20 September 1940 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La mano de la momia  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

For the scenes in which the Mummy was seen in closeup or medium shots, Jack P. Pierce's painstaking makeup technique of gluing strips of cotton on Tom Tyler's face, to create deep wrinkles, was employed. But in long shots, Tyler wears a time-saving (and much more comfortable) rubber mask. 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

Andoheb: You are very beautiful... so beautiful I'm going to make you immortal. Like Kharis, you will live forever. What I can do for you I can do for myself. Neither time nor death can touch us. You and I together for eternity here in the Temple of Karnak. You shall be my high priestess.
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Connections

Featured in Son of Svengoolie: The Mummy's Hand (1940) (1981) 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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