With The Mummy's Hand (1940) taking place in 1940, this film should therefore be set in 1970, as frequent mention is made of thirty years having passed. However, there is no attempt to create a futuristic setting and the film includes contemporary mentions of the ongoing Second World War. See more »
When the Mummy is first awakened and travels to the Banning house, one of the neighbors is awakened by a shadow moving across her face. She wakes up her husband to tell him. He then looks out the wrong window to try spot the cause of the shadow. The moonlight comes in from a different set of windows. See more »
Now swear by the sacred gods of Egypt, that you will never rest until the last remaining member of the Banning family is destroyed.
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a slight step down in quality but still wonderful fun
Okay, so this is pretty familiar stuff once again--you know, mad Egyptian cult leader and his resurrection of a mummy to exact revenge on those who have desecrated ancient tombs. About the only big differences here are having Lon Chaney, Jr. play the mummy for the first time and the action is moved to America (despite this making little sense). While this is far from the best mummy film, it is good old fashioned fun and I enjoy this much more than the overly special effects enhanced mummy films of the last decade because of the fun factor. The campiness and the whole ambiance are just so wonderful--and they remind you that the term "B-movie" isn't such a bad thing. Watch it and let yourself go--and have FUN!
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