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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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tana leaves revives the mummy once again! See more (39 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 V. 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 (uncredited)
 
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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60 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 Mummy (1932) was set in 1932, the year of its release. The first sequel, The Mummy's Hand (1940) is also chronologically coherent, set in 1940. The Mummy's Tomb (1942) takes place 30 years following the events of "Hand", with The Mummy's Ghost (1944) approximately two years after that. We learn that this movie is set an additional 25 years after "Ghost", meaning that the events take place around 1997.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: In the scene in the old abandon monastery, when we see Kharis in his sarcophagus for the first time; the servant of the Highpriest of Amon-Ra opens the sarcophagus and modern hinges, with modern screws, are visible.See more »
Quotes:
Cajun Joe:I know the swamp like my finger.See more »
Soundtrack:
Hey, You!See more »

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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
tana leaves revives the mummy once again!, 30 December 2006
Author: dav07dan02 from spokane, usa

Director: Leslie Goodwins, Script: Leon Abrams, Dwight V.Babcock, Cast: Lon Chaney Jr. (Kharis), Dennis Moore (Dr. James Halsey), Virginia Christine (Princess Anaka), Addison Richards (Pat Walsh), Kay Harding (Betty Walsh), Peter Coe (Dr. Ilzor Zandaab)

This was the fourth and final mummy movie from universal. The original Mummy film came out in 1932 around the same time as Dracula and Frankenstein right during Universal's heyday. The first sequel was made in 1940 and all the rest were made between 1940 and 1944. Other then the fact that it is about a mummy, the sequels have no resemblance to that original film. The mummy doesn't even have the same name. The four sequels do,more or less,run in a continuum.

The story takes place 25 years after the first film in the bayous of Louisiana. Kharis,the mummy, and the mummified Princess Ananka went down in this swamp as we know from the previous film. This film has one exception to the otherwise continuous flow from the previous three films. In the prior film, they went down in a swamp in Massachussetts. Somehow they end up in a swamp in Louisiana! We have men with too different motives here. Mr. Walsh, the head of an excavation company that is draining the swamp and the archaeologist,Dr. Halsey, who wants to use this opportunity to recover the mommy from the swamp. Mister Walsh does not believe in the 'curse of the mummy' mumbo jumbo and doesn't want Dr. Halsey and his crew to interfere with his work.

Meanwhile, little does Dr. Halsey know that his assistant,Dr. Ilzor Zandaab, is actually a high priest who revives the mummy with tana leaves. In the process, Princes Ananka also rises from the mud of the swamp. This is actually a rather impressive scene! The curse is lifted from her and she once again becomes a normal women. She does not know where she is or what had happened to her. The mummy kharis goes after her and kills anybody that gets in his way. Dr. Halsey defeats the high priest and falls in love with Mr. Walsh's niece who works as his secretary.

The first mummy film was a classic right up there with Frankenstein, and Dracula(I personally like it better than Dracula). The sequels are not a classic like the original but they really were not meant to be. They were 'b' films. That being said, they are still enjoyable to watch. If one takes it literally, it is hard to believe that this took place 25 years after the previous film. If one follows the chronology of the four films, they would be in the 1990's. Probably not too convincing.

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