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Release Date:
23 October 1942 (USA) See more »
BURIED FURY!...stalking to life from the depths of doom! (print ad from Realart re-release) See more »
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. See more » | Add synopsis »
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Better than The Mummy's Hand in several counts See more (49 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Lon Chaney Jr. ... The Mummy - Kharis (as Lon Chaney)

Dick Foran ... Stephen Banning

John Hubbard ... John Banning

Elyse Knox ... Isobel Evans

George Zucco ... Andoheb

Wallace Ford ... Babe Hanson

Turhan Bey ... Mehemet Bey
Virginia Brissac ... Mrs. Ella Evans
Cliff Clark ... Sheriff

Mary Gordon ... Jane Banning

Paul E. Burns ... Jim

Frank Reicher ... Professor Matthew Norman
Emmett Vogan ... Coroner
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Sig Arno ... The Beggar (archive footage) (uncredited)
Brandon Beach ... Reporter (uncredited)

Leon Belasco ... Ali (archive footage) (uncredited)

Walter Byron ... Searcher (uncredited)

Noble 'Kid' Chissell ... Townsman (uncredited)

Harry Cording ... Vic - Farmer (uncredited)
James Crane ... Pharaoh (archive footage) (uncredited)

Grace Cunard ... Farmer's Wife (uncredited)
Frank Darien ... Old Townsman (uncredited)

Fern Emmett ... Laura - Wedding Dress Seamstress (uncredited)

Francis Ford ... Townsman (archive footage) (uncredited)

Vinton Hayworth ... Frank, Reporter (uncredited)

Otto Hoffman ... Retiring Cemetery Caretaker (uncredited)

Dick Hogan ... Boy in Car (uncredited)

Cecil Kellaway ... Solvani (archive footage) (uncredited)
Lew Kelly ... Bartender (uncredited)

Rex Lease ... Townsman (uncredited)
Charles Marsh ... Townsman (uncredited)
Mira McKinney ... Vic's Wife (uncredited)
Patrick McVey ... Jake Lovell, New York Record (uncredited)

Peggy Moran ... Marta Solvani Banning (archive footage) (uncredited)
Bob Reeves ... Townsman (uncredited)
John Rogers ... Ship's Steward (uncredited)
William Ruhl ... Nick (uncredited)

Janet Shaw ... Girl in Car (uncredited)

Glenn Strange ... Farmer Holding Horse (uncredited)

Charles Trowbridge ... Dr. Petrie (archive footage) (uncredited)

Tom Tyler ... Kharis (archive footage) (uncredited)
Guy Usher ... Doctor (uncredited)

Eddy Waller ... Police Scientist (uncredited)

Directed by
Harold Young 
Writing credits
Neil P. Varnick (story)

Griffin Jay (screenplay) and
Henry Sucher (screenplay)

Produced by
Ben Pivar .... associate producer
Cinematography by
George Robinson (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Milton Carruth 
Art Direction by
Jack Otterson 
Set Decoration by
Russell A. Gausman  (as R.A. Gausman)
Makeup Department
Jack P. Pierce .... makeup artist (as Jack Pierce)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Charles S. Gould .... assistant director (as Charles Gould)
Art Department
Ralph M. DeLacy .... associate art director
A.J. Gilmore .... associate set decorator (as J. Andrew Gilmore)
Sound Department
Bernard B. Brown .... sound director
William Schwartz .... sound technician
Special Effects by
Tim Baar .... special effects (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
John P. Fulton .... special photographic effects (uncredited)
Carey Loftin .... stunts (uncredited)
George Magrill .... stunts (uncredited)
Eddie Parker .... stunts (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Vera West .... gowns
Music Department
Hans J. Salter .... musical director (as H.J. Salter)
Charles Previn .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Heinz Roemheld .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Hans J. Salter .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Frank Skinner .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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61 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Sweden:15 | UK:PG | UK:X (1952) | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #8655)

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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 »
Continuity: In the movie The Mummy's Hand (1940), Wallace Ford's character is Babe Jenson. In this movie, Ford returns as a member of the original expedition thirty years later, but his name is now Babe Hanson.See more »
Sheriff:Whether you can believe it or not, the facts are here and we've got to face them. A creature that's been alive for over 3,000 years is in this town.See more »


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7 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Better than The Mummy's Hand in several counts, 16 April 2012
Author: Kaya Ozkaracalar from Istanbul, Turkey

This entry in Universal's classic Mummy series is often dismissed for having too much stock footage from the previous entry, The Mummy's Hand, of which this is a sequel of, but I think The Mummy's Tomb improves on The Mummy's Hand in more than one counts. 1) The cinematography, esp. the lighting is much more sophisticated here. 2) The priest's infatuation with the white woman is better developed. In the previous entry, it was too sudden. Here, it is anticipated. 3) The iconic scenes of mummy-carrying-away-the-damsel-in-distress are longer. Setting the plot in an American town with a history of witch-hunts was also a nice touch. The movie would be even better if they had made more use of the cemetery setting. The downside for me is the ludicrous resort to torch(!)-carrying, rather than say flash-light carrying, masses in the finale.

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