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The Mummy's Curse (1944)

An irrigation project in the rural bayous of Louisiana unearths living mummy Kharis, who was buried in quicksand twenty-five years earlier.

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Cast

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Kharis, the Mummy (as Lon Chaney)
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Virginia Christine ...
Kay Harding ...
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Dr. James Halsey
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Ragheb
Kurt Katch ...
Cajun Joe
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Maj. Pat Walsh
Holmes Herbert ...
Dr. Cooper
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Achilles
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Sacristan
Napoleon Simpson ...
Goobie
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Storyline

An irrigation project in the rural bayous of Louisiana unearths living mummy Kharis, who was buried in quicksand twenty-five years earlier. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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THE MONSTER....THAT WOULD NOT DIE! (Realart re-release poster-all caps) See more »


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22 December 1944 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Maldição da Múmia  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The flashback sequence features footage of Boris Karloff and Tom Tyler from earlier films--thus Kharis is actually played by three different actors (more if stunt doubles are included). See more »

Goofs

The previous installment, The Mummy's Ghost, ended with Kharis and Ananka sinking into a marshy swamp in Massachusetts. Approximately 25 years later, while draining a swampy Louisiana bayou, Kharis and Ananka are freed from their muddy tomb, allowing Kharis to resume his reign of terror among the bayou dwelling Cajuns. It is never explained how the swamp, containing the Mummies, was moved from Massachusetts to Louisiana over the passing years. See more »

Quotes

Cajun Joe: I know the swamp like my finger.
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

Hey, You!
by Frank Orth and Oliver Drake
Sung by Ann Codee
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User Reviews

There's nothing like a mummy's love.
31 October 2002 | by (Muskogee OK) – See all my reviews

There is still life in this curse, barely. The premise has ran its course. Too many familiar scenes and the thrill is just hanging on. This although is still creepy to watch and fun for a rainy night. The living mummy Kharis(Lon Chaney Jr)now seeks his lost love(Virginia Christine) in the bayous of Louisiana. Also notable are Kurt Katch and Jackie Lou Harding. A "mummy" fan's must.


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