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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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Kharis Has Risen from the Grave 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:
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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:
Miscellaneous: When Kharis attacks Tante Berthe in her room, she gasps as he strangles her. The camera pans to the resurrected Ananka, who stands nearby. Tante Berthe's previous gasps are replayed as Ananka watches the struggle.See more »
Quotes:
Goobie:Dr. Halsey! Dr. Halsey!
Dr. James Halsey:What is it, Goobie?
Goobie:The mummy's alive and he's dancing with the devil.
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Soundtrack:
Hey, You!See more »

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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Kharis Has Risen from the Grave, 14 June 2005
Author: simeon_flake

The mummy's last shuffle, rife with a lot of the conventional trappings we've come to love (loathe?) about this series: jumbled continuity, a recap of the mummy's life story aided with generous amounts of file footage, another woman in a white dress who can't help getting swept off her feet by Kharis, another nitwit priest of Karnak/Arkham trying to force himself on some bland American girl (aye carumba).

Having been magically transported to a Louisiana bayou, Kharis spends what seems like most of the picture going through the rigmarole of chasing after the apparently scatterbrained Princess Ananka, who's calling his name one minute then running from him the next (just like any normal bride I imagine). The scene that left me in awe during all of this is when Dr. Halsey and Betty Walsh--the typically dull romantic leads--spot Ananka passed out in the woods and carry her to the doc's car. Kharis is creeping up right behind them during this entire scene but somehow the two drips never happen to glance up & spot the over 6 foot tall, hulking lurch in the bandages. Those mummy wrappings must make for some darn good camouflage.

I've always felt that as far as classic Universal monsters went, there was the big three--Dracula, Wolf Man, The Monster--and then there was the rest, particularly the mummy. The Universal Studios of the 1940s apparently had the same opinion of Kharis, content to just churn out second-rate features to tack on at the bottom of a double-bill. But, taken for what they are, the Kharis films can be enjoyable B-movie fodder.

Besides, any film that contains such immortal dialogue as "The Devil's on the loose and he's dancin' with the Mummy" can't be all bad. :-]

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