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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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User Reviews:
Okay, but Scraping the Bottom of the Barrel 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)

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:
1.37 : 1 See more »
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 mask worn by Lon Chaney Jr. in this film (and preserved by Bob Burns) is the only surviving example of Jack P. Pierce's makeup. The mask is on permanent display at the Experience Music Project Museum in Seattle, Washington as part of its Horror Movie History exhibit.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:
Cajun Joe:I know the swamp like my finger.See more »
Soundtrack:
Hey, You!See more »

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9 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Okay, but Scraping the Bottom of the Barrel, 31 October 2000
Author: mord39 from New York

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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