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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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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

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. Evans
Cliff Clark ... Sheriff

Mary Gordon ... Jane Banning

Paul E. Burns ... Jim

Frank Reicher ... Professor Norman
Emmett Vogan ... Coroner

Lon Chaney Jr. ... The Mummy (as Lon Chaney)
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 
Makeup Department
Jack P. Pierce .... makeup artist (as Jack Pierce)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Charles S. Gould .... assistant director
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)
John P. Fulton .... special effects (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
John P. Fulton .... special 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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60 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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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 »
Miscellaneous: During George Zucco's brief transfer of power, the voice is clearly (and badly) dubbed and the lips frequently do not match the words being spoken.See more »
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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13 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
It's not easy being a high priest..., 13 June 2005
Author: simeon_flake

1940's "The Mummy's Hand" featured western actor Tom Tyler as the undead pile of bandages. Tyler (listed eighth in the credits of 'Hand') obviously wasn't being prepped to carry Universal's horror banner into the remainder of the decade. So, after the success of "The Wolf Man"--and much to his displeasure--Lon Chaney Jr. had to slouch through the gauze for a remarkable 'three' sequels--the remarkable part being that Universal could squeeze so much milk from this particular cash-cow.

Tomb opens with an ample amount of stock footage from 'Mummy's Hand' recapping the important events from that chapter. Seeing old footage in these mummy flicks is no big surprise--the fact that the filmmakers were not shy about reusing the close-ups of Tom Tyler (in makeup) as Kharis did puzzle me. Exactly how thin was the budget for 'Tomb' that some new close-up shots of Chaney as Kharis couldn't be cut into the picture?

George Zucco returns as high priest Andoheb, proving to be nearly as bulletproof as the mummy, having escaped the events of the last movie with 'only' a crushed arm & a full head of hair (maybe he rubbed some tana on his scalp). Also returning is what was already becoming a tedious plot device: The new priest put in charge of Kharis--apparently raging with suppressed libido--becomes enamored with some American skirt & usually suffers some violent (and well deserved) death.

However, it all speeds along at a quickie pace (all of Chaney's mummy pictures barely eclipse the 60 minute mark) and it's supplied with the usual atmosphere & mood music that at this stage of the game make it a good enough occupier of one's time. Of the quartet of Kharis films, 'Tomb' would be my favorite. It's certainly a more atmospheric piece than its predecessor and not bogged down with any of the inane comic relief.

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