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The Mummy's Tomb (1942)

Passed | | Drama, Fantasy, Horror | 23 October 1942 (USA)
A high priest travels to America with a living mummy to kill those who had desecrated the tomb of an Egyptian princess thirty years earlier.

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The Mummy - Kharis (as Lon Chaney)
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Stephen Banning
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John Banning
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Isobel Evans
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Babe Hanson
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Virginia Brissac ...
Mrs. Ella Evans
Cliff Clark ...
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Jane Banning
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Jim
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Professor Matthew Norman
Emmett Vogan ...
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A high priest travels to America with a living mummy to kill those who had desecrated the tomb of an Egyptian princess 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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La tumba de la momia  »

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Trivia

In a 1995 interview with TV host Skip E. Lowe, actor Turhan Bey (Mehemet Bey) cited this film as his favorite particularly because he loved playing his character. See more »

Goofs

Near the beginning of the film, Stephen Banning recounts his encounter with the mummy to his family. While Banning is narrating, clips from the previous film, The Mummy's Hand, are shown in the form of flashbacks. Banning is able to recount the final conversation between Professor Andoheb and Dr. Petrie despite the facts that nobody else was in the room with them, Dr. Petrie was killed by the mummy before he could leave the room, and Professor Andoheb was wounded and presumed dead. Even if he was able to piece together what happened to Dr. Petrie based on the evidence, Banning would not have had the perspective to recount the conversation. See more »

Quotes

Mehemet Bey: The moon rides high in the sky again, Kharis; there's death in the night air. Your work begins.
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Referenced in Puppet Master II (1990) See more »

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a slight step down in quality but still wonderful fun
30 March 2006 | by 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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