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The Mummy's Tomb (1942)

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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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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23 October 1942 (USA)  »

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La tumba de la momia  »

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Part of the original Shock Theater package of 52 Universal titles released to television in 1957, followed a year later with Son of Shock, which added 20 more features. See more »

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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 »

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Andoheb: Now swear by the sacred gods of Egypt, that you will never rest until the last remaining member of the Banning family is destroyed.
Mehemet Bey: I swear!
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Mrs Hudson deserved better than strangulation!
22 May 2005 | by (Derby, UK) – See all my reviews

Well, I like it anyway! As before, the first 10 minutes are spent in a series of flashbacks, this time out of a total running time of 57 minutes.

30 years on the Mummy and Zucco have actually "survived", Zucco enrols Bey to take the Mummy to Hicksville, America and eliminate the surviving tomb raiders. The plan is carried out but derailed by Bey's instant lusting for the heroine, much to the Mummy's disgust. It's an utterly preposterous (and monstrous) plot of course, and without the usual nominal Universal production values would not even have the charm I like in Golden Age movies. In 1952 this would have been an out and out clinker, a Plan 9 competitor. But with those production values also come the familiar nitrate film/atmosphere/sets/actors and decent photography that I love to watch over and over again. The crematorium in The Black Cat was used, and in this they even set fire to the Winslow house - would that Hugh Herbert's character had been inside! That was never Lon Chaney Jr playing the Mummy, and it was Tom Tyler in the flashbacks, they just used Chaney's name to help sell the picture.

The local doctor examining the mould from a victim of the Mummy announced that they "were in the presence of the living dead" - sadly I get that feeling every time I trot an old Hollywood film out!

Like I said, I like it but frankly I think I'm in a tiny minority!


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