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The Mummy's Tomb (1942)

Passed  -  Action | Adventure | Drama  -  23 October 1942 (USA)
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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.

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Wallace Ford ...
Virginia Brissac ...
Mrs. Ella Evans
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Mary Gordon ...
Jane Banning
Paul E. Burns ...
Jim, the Caretaker
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Kharis, the Mummy (as Lon Chaney)
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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 Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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BURIED FURY!...stalking to life from the depths of doom! (print ad from Realart re-release) See more »


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23 October 1942 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Tumba da Múmia  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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First of Lon Chaney's three MUMMY features, begun June 1, 1942, and released October 23, on a double bill with "Night Monster. " See more »

Goofs

When a torch is thrust into the mummy's face, it is clearly a rubber mask on a dummy. See more »

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Followed by The Mummy's Ghost (1944) See more »

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a slight step down in quality but still wonderful fun
30 March 2006 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

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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