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Director:
Writers:
Bernard Schubert (screenplay)
Leon Abrams (original story) ...
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Release Date:
22 December 1944 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
3000 YEARS OF TERROR...BREAKING LOOSE! (Realart re-release ad - all caps) See more »
Plot:
An irrigation project in the rural bayous of Louisiana unearths Kharis the living mummy (Lon Chaney Jr.)... See more » | Add synopsis »
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The Mummy's Curse (1944) ** See more (37 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Lon Chaney Jr. ... Kharis, the Mummy (as Lon Chaney)
Peter Coe ... Dr. Ilzor Zandaab
Virginia Christine ... Princess Ananka
Kay Harding ... Betty
Dennis Moore ... Dr. James Halsey

Martin Kosleck ... Ragheb
Kurt Katch ... Cajun Joe
Addison Richards ... Maj. Pat Walsh
Holmes Herbert ... Dr. Cooper
Charles Stevens ... Achilles
William Farnum ... Sacristan
Napoleon Simpson ... Goobie
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eddie Abdo ... Pierre (uncredited)
Nina Bara ... Young Cajun Woman in Cafe (uncredited)
Budd Buster ... Cajun with Pipe at Bar (uncredited)
Ann Codee ... Tante Berthe (uncredited)
James Crane ... The Pharaoh in flashback (archive footage) (uncredited)
Heenan Elliott ... Construction Worker (uncredited)
Al Ferguson ... Construction Worker (uncredited)
Herbert Heywood ... Hill - Foreman (uncredited)

Boris Karloff ... Kharis in flashback, bandaging sequence (archive footage) (uncredited)
Jack Lorenz ... Bulldozer Driver (uncredited)
Tony Santoro ... Ulysses (uncredited)
Hector Sarno ... Cajun in Cafe (uncredited)
Tom Tyler ... Kharis in flashback (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Directed by
Leslie Goodwins 
 
Writing credits
Bernard Schubert (screenplay)

Leon Abrams (original story) and
Dwight V. Babcock (original story)

Leon Abrams (adaptation) and
Dwight V. Babcock (adaptation)

Oliver Drake  uncredited
Ted Richmond  story (uncredited)

Produced by
Oliver Drake .... associate producer
Ben Pivar .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
William Lava (uncredited)
Paul Sawtell (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Virgil Miller (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Fred R. Feitshans Jr. 
 
Art Direction by
John B. Goodman 
Martin Obzina 
 
Set Decoration by
Victor A. Gangelin 
Russell A. Gausman 
 
Costume Design by
Mal Caplan (uncredited)
 
Makeup Department
Joe Bonner .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Joe Hadley .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Millissa Irwin .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Jack P. Pierce .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joseph E. Kenney .... assistant director (uncredited)
Mack V. Wright .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Eddie Cane .... property master (uncredited)
Ernie Smith .... property master (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Bernard B. Brown .... sound director
Robert Pritchard .... sound technician
Asa Artman .... boom operator (uncredited)
Agee Kemp .... sound recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Joe McGee .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
John P. Fulton .... special photography
 
Stunts
Carey Loftin .... stunts (uncredited)
Teddy Mangean .... stunts (uncredited)
Bob Pepper .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Charles Cowie .... first grip (uncredited)
William Dodds .... camera operator (uncredited)
Ray Fitzgerald .... best boy (uncredited)
Frank Heisler .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Lloyd Hill .... gaffer (uncredited)
Charles Sheehan .... second grip (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Molly Cook .... wardrobe: women (uncredited)
Vera West .... costumer (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Paul Sawtell .... musical director
Paul Neal .... music mixer (uncredited)
Charles Previn .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Hans J. Salter .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Frank Skinner .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Dimitri Tiomkin .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Lee Frederic .... script clerk (uncredited)
Louis Herman .... dialogue director (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
62 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Certification:
Finland:(Banned) (1948) | Sweden:15 | UK:H (original rating) | UK:PG (video rating) (2001) | USA:Approved (Certificate #10432) | USA:Unrated (DVD)
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Trivia:
The fifth and last of Universal's original "Mummy" series of features--at least until Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955)--shot July 26-August 8, 1944, and released December 22.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: 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:
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!See more »
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14 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
The Mummy's Curse (1944) **, 26 October 2004
Author: JoeKarlosi from U.S.A.

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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