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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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Complete credited cast:
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Kharis, the Mummy (as Lon Chaney)
Peter Coe ...
Virginia Christine ...
Kay Harding ...
Betty
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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OUT OF A TRAP OF 1000 TERRORS, COMES PARALIZING HORROR! (Realart re-release poster-all caps) See more »

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Horror | Thriller

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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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Virginia Christine/Princess Ananka went on to become Mrs. Olson in the Folgers commercials. See more »

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Although this is typical of the era, it's still wrong: When Ananka rises out of the swamp, she goes into a pond to wash off the dried mud. Afterwards, her hair is perfectly coiffed and her face is completely made up: plucked and penciled eyebrows, eye shadow, eyeliner, mascaraed eyelashes and of course lipstick. See more »

Quotes

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

Referenced in Leave It to Beaver: The Garage Painters (1959) See more »

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Hey, You!
by Frank Orth and Oliver Drake
Sung by Ann Codee
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13 October 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Mummy's Curse, The (1944)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Twenty-five years after the events of the previous film, the swampy locations of Louisiana are about to be drained, which doesn't sit well with some locals who know that Kharis (Lon Chaney, Jr.) is resting there. This doesn't stop anything so the swamp is drained and soon the mummy is set loose. Once again we're treated to a 61-minute movie that goes by pretty fast but the story is rather weak, which is to be expected. I'm not sure what new things they could have tried with the series but the locations of Louisiana do make for some interesting moments. The bodies being revealed in the swamp are certainly a highlight as is the ending that manages to pack a small punch. The supporting cast this time out is rather weak with no one really sticking out or catching ones eye. Chaney is back in his third and final film in the series and manages a good performance but he isn't given too much to do.


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