The famous sequence in which Princess Ananka (Virginia Christine) rises from the dead in the swamp is slightly undercranked - a process that speeds up the action - which gives an eerie, unreal quality to her movements. The trick is given away by the overly fast movements of the branches around her. See more »
In a previous film in the series, the Mummy's Tomb, a reporter mentions being offered the chance to cover either the Mummy murders or "the Russian front" - a clear contemporary (WW II) reference. In the next film, the Mummy's Ghost, which supposedly takes place at least a few years later (based on Prof. Norman's reminiscences to his class), the Mummy is drowned in the swamp at the end. The action in this film, we are told by Cajun Joe in Tante Berthe's bar in the opening scene, is supposed to take place 25 years after the Mummy was drowned in the swamp. So the action of the film wouldn't be any earlier than 1970! Yet obviously the setting is supposed to be contemporary, i.e., about 1944. The time lines of the last three Mummy films clearly aren't co-ordinated. See more »
This entry in the "Mummy series" is unlike all the others, but that's what makes it interesting!
One of THE most interesting sequences in this film is when the Princess awakens in the bog (due to the sunlight), and slowly rises to her feet, totally covered with mud, and staggers to town. A very dramatic scene!
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