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The Mummy's Curse (1944)

Approved  |   |  Horror, Thriller  |  22 December 1944 (USA)
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An irrigation project in the rural bayous of Louisiana unearths Kharis the living mummy (Lon Chaney Jr.), who was buried in quicksand 25 years earlier.

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Kharis, the Mummy (as Lon Chaney)
Peter Coe ...
Virginia Christine ...
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Dennis Moore ...
Dr. James Halsey
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Ragheb
Kurt Katch ...
Cajun Joe
Addison Richards ...
Maj. Pat Walsh
Holmes Herbert ...
Dr. Cooper
Charles Stevens ...
Achilles
William Farnum ...
Sacristan
Napoleon Simpson ...
Goobie
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An irrigation project in the rural bayous of Louisiana unearths Kharis the living mummy (Lon Chaney Jr.), who was buried in quicksand 25 years earlier. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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The Mummy (1932) was set in 1932, the year of its release. The first sequel, The Mummy's Hand (1940) is also chronologically coherent, set in 1940. The Mummy's Tomb (1942) takes place 30 years following the events of "Hand", with The Mummy's Ghost (1944) approximately two years after that. We learn that this movie is set an additional 25 years after "Ghost", meaning that the events take place around 1997. See more »

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When Kharis attacks Tante Berthe in her room, she gasps as he strangles her. The camera pans to the resurrected Ananka, who stands nearby. Tante Berthe's previous gasps are replayed as Ananka watches the struggle. See more »

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Princess Ananka: It's as though I were two different people. Sometimes it seems as if I belong to a different world. I find myself in strange surroundings with strange people. I cannot ever seem to find rest! And now Kharis!
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The Mummy's Curse (1944) **
26 October 2004 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

This may be the most repetitious of all the Kharis films and it's kind of gratifying that Universal finally stopped the cookie cutter after this last entry. It's by no means unenjoyable, but by now there's a severe case of "been here, done that" festering about and there isn't much new to help us along. Lon Chaney merely goes through the motions and gives the most listless of his three mummy performances. Peter Coe takes the award as the worst high priest, but Martin Kosleck is a good choice as his treacherous assistant even though he isn't given enough to do. The script is little more than a plodding chase which has the clumsy Kharis always coming within inches of seizing his beloved princess, only to narrowly miss her time and time again as she manages to ecape from his grasp.

Redeeming qualities are found in the switching of locations to the Louisiana bayou territory, as well as Virginia Christine's appearance as the reincarnated Princess Ananka. Her resurrection sequence from a muddy swamp is not only the high spot of the picture, but it's one of the best in the entire saga. By the way, what's interesting is that if you recognized from a hotel receipt that THE MUMMY'S HAND took place in 1940, and then added up the "30 years" later of THE MUMMY'S TOMB & THE MUMMY'S GHOST, and top it off with the "25 years later" of THE MUMMY'S CURSE, you'd see that this entry would take place in 1995! ** out of ****


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