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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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Kharis, the Mummy (as Lon Chaney)
Dick Foran ...
John Hubbard ...
Elyse Knox ...
George Zucco ...
Wallace Ford ...
Turhan Bey ...
Virginia Brissac ...
Cliff Clark ...
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Mary Gordon ...
Jane Banning
Paul E. Burns ...
Jim, the Caretaker
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Professor Matthew Norman
Emmett Vogan ...
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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)  »

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La tumba de la momia  »

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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 »

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A tombstone can be seen shaking around 18 minutes in. See more »

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Featured in Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: The Mummy's Ghost (2013) See more »

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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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