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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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Cast

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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Storyline

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

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Horror | Thriller

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Approved | See all certifications »
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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

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

Follows The Mummy's Hand (1940) See more »

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Hey, You!
by Frank Orth and Oliver Drake
Sung by Ann Codee
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Okay, but Scraping the Bottom of the Barrel
31 October 2000 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

MORD39 RATING: ** out of ****

This fourth and final Mummy film to feature Kharis is the best example of milking a formula to death. It's good enough, but Lon Chaney hated playing the mummy and it shows more here than in the other outings. He sulks through the film with no impact, presumably only interested in a paycheck.

There is a dynamite scene featuring the resurrection of Kharis' princess, but that highlight is overshadowed by routine and familiar situations. It's also dull to see the mummy constantly coming within seconds of grabbing his girl, only to lose her again and again and again during the prolonged chase in this feature.

It's interesting to note that this film by all rights would be taking place in 1995!!! THE MUMMY'S HAND took place in 1940; THE MUMMY'S TOMB and MUMMY'S GHOST both took place 30 years after, which would be 1970; THE MUMMY'S CURSE occurs still 25 (!!) years after THAT (1995?)

You could do a lot worse than watching this movie, but it's really too much of a good thing in the long run.


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