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The Mummy's Curse -- In his last appearance, Lon Chaney, Jr. stars as one of the screen's most memorable movie monsters: the mummy Kharis from Egypt, who is tormented by his forbidden love for Princess Ananka.

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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 living mummy Kharis, who was buried in quicksand twenty-five years earlier. See more » | Add synopsis »
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Louisiana Mummy See more (43 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)
Eumenio Blanco ... Worker (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)
Israel Garcia ... Bar Patron (uncredited)
Herbert Heywood ... Hill - Foreman (uncredited)

Boris Karloff ... Kharis in flashback, bandaging sequence (archive footage) (uncredited)
Jack Lorenz ... Bulldozer Driver (uncredited)
Mike Morelli ... Bar Patron (uncredited)
Tony Santoro ... Ulysses (uncredited)
Hector V. Sarno ... Cajun in Cafe (uncredited)
Charles Soldani ... Bar Patron (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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Runtime:
60 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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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The flashback sequence features footage of Boris Karloff and Tom Tyler from earlier films--thus Kharis is actually played by three different actors (more if stunt doubles are included).See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In a previous film in the series, the Mummy's Tomb, a reporter mentions being offered the chance to cover either the Mummy murders or "the Russian front" - a clear contemporary (WW II) reference. In the next film, the Mummy's Ghost, which supposedly takes place at least a few years later (based on Prof. Norman's reminiscences to his class), the Mummy is drowned in the swamp at the end. The action in this film, we are told by Cajun Joe in Tante Berthe's bar in the opening scene, is supposed to take place 25 years after the Mummy was drowned in the swamp. So the action of the film wouldn't be any earlier than 1970! Yet obviously the setting is supposed to be contemporary, i.e., about 1944. The time lines of the last three Mummy films clearly aren't co-ordinated.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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Deathrow Gameshow (1987)See more »
Soundtrack:
Hey, You!See more »

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10 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Louisiana Mummy, 26 June 2001

My My, when I hear folks talk about how Universal never made a bad horror film, I hark to this short, rather mundane picture which serves as basically nothing more that a rehash of the former four mummy films. It is not a bad film really, but it is very far from being good. Seems that the mummy and his princess are buried in the mud of the Louisiana swamps. An industrial excavation is going on in the area, and mummy experts come down to give their aid as well. Well, surprise, surprise. The mummy is found, people start to die, and we have some short chase sequences, a final scene where mummy does his mummy thing, and of course the flashback scene. A mummy film would not be complete without going back to former films and explaining who the princess and Kharis were, and, in the process, chewing up the running time and saving on film and actors. Lon Chaney plays the bandaged one with what seems a total lack of interest. He stumbles from here and there, but has little to do and little motivation. The rest of the cast is okay. Peter Coe as the Mummy priest is not too good, but some good character acting does come from his henchmen(particularly Martin Kosleck) and a great comic performance by Napoleon Simpson as Goobie. The best scene is the scene where the princess comes out of her boggy grave covered with mud, then walks into the swamp waters and comes out a model for a hair commercial...her hair vibrant, bouncy, and not wet! Her dress also in great, fantastic shape. I should look so good after staying in a swamp bog for twenty five years. Despite the logic of the scene, it is wonderfully photographed. I also liked the humour, which I think was intentional, of the mummy continually coming close to getting his girl yet failing several attempts.

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