A high priest travels to America with the living mummy Kharis (Lon Chaney Jr.) to kill all those who had desecrated the tomb of the Egyptian princess Ananka thirty years earlier. Written by
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Sequel to The Mummy's Hand has a high priest restoring Kharis (Lon Chaney, Jr.) and brings him to America to destroy those who broke into Princess Ananka's tomb (in the previous film). This is a very entertaining sequel and I might even call it the best mummy film from Universal. The film runs a very fast paced 62-minutes with at least eight of those being flashbacks of the previous film. While there isn't too much plot going on there is plenty of action with Chaney stepping into the role of the mummy. Unlike say the Karloff version, this film has the mummy in plenty of action and Chaney handles it quite well, although some have objected to his big size. The supporting cast includes Wallace Ford, George Zucco and Dick Foran turning in fine performances. The best thing about the film is that it contains some great atmosphere and that includes the wonderful first attack by the mummy, which also has some nice tension. With the nice music score (recycled from previous films) and tight ending this ranks as one of the better films from Universal, although it certainly doesn't match their true classics.
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