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Director:
Writers:
Griffin Jay (story) and
Henry Sucher (story) ...
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Release Date:
7 July 1944 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
NO CHAINS Can Hold It! NO TOMB Can Seal It! See more »
Plot:
An Egyptian priest travels to America in search of the bodies of an Egyptian princess and her living, mummified guardian, with consequences. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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(5 articles)
User Reviews:
Ramsay Ames Makes 'Mummy's Ghost' so memorable See more (46 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

John Carradine ... Yousef Bey

Robert Lowery ... Tom Hervey

Ramsay Ames ... Amina

Barton MacLane ... Inspector Walgreen

George Zucco ... High Priest

Frank Reicher ... Professor Norman

Harry Shannon ... Sheriff
Emmett Vogan ... Coroner
Lester Sharpe ... Doctor Ayad
Claire Whitney ... Mrs. Norman
Oscar O'Shea ... Watchman

Lon Chaney Jr. ... Kharis (as Lon Chaney)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Steve Barclay ... Tom's Classmate (uncredited)

David Bruce ... Radio Announcer (voice) (uncredited)

Noble 'Kid' Chissell ... Townsman (uncredited)
Caroline Frances Cooke ... Townswoman (uncredited)
Oliver Cross ... Museum Tourist (uncredited)

William Desmond ... Museum Tourist (uncredited)

Bess Flowers ... Townswoman (uncredited)
Fay Holderness ... Policewoman (uncredited)

Michael Jeffers ... Townsman (uncredited)
Mira McKinney ... Mrs. Evans (uncredited)

Jack Perrin ... Townsman (uncredited)

Jack Rockwell ... Deputy (uncredited)
Jack C. Smith ... Deputy (uncredited)
Pietro Sosso ... Priest (uncredited)

Ivan Triesault ... Guide (uncredited)
Dorothy Vaughan ... Mrs. Blake (uncredited)
Carl Vernell ... Student (uncredited)

Martha Vickers ... Girl Student (uncredited)

Eddy Waller ... Ben Evans (uncredited)

Anthony Warde ... Detective (uncredited)

Directed by
Reginald Le Borg  (as Reginald LeBorg)
 
Writing credits
Griffin Jay (story) and
Henry Sucher (story)

Griffin Jay (screenplay) &
Henry Sucher (screenplay) &
Brenda Weisberg (screenplay)

Produced by
Ben Pivar .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Frank Skinner (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
William A. Sickner (director of photography) (as William Sickner)
 
Film Editing by
Saul A. Goodkind  (as Saul Goodkind)
 
Art Direction by
John B. Goodman 
Abraham Grossman 
 
Set Decoration by
Russell A. Gausman  (as R.A. Gausman)
Leigh Smith  (as L.R. Smith)
 
Costume Design by
Vera West (gowns)
 
Makeup Department
Jack P. Pierce .... makeup artist (as Jack Pierce)
 
Art Department
Sammy Bricker .... props (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Bernard B. Brown .... sound director
Jess Moulin .... sound technician
 
Stunts
Carey Loftin .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Hans J. Salter .... musical director (as H.J. Salter)
Ralph Freed .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Charles Previn .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Hans J. Salter .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Frank Skinner .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
61 min
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Certification:
France:16 | Sweden:15 | UK:H | UK:PG (video rating) (1989) | USA:Unrated

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Trivia:
According to director Reginald Le Borg in a 1989 interview, Lon Chaney Jr., as Kharis, went overboard in the scene in which he strangles Frank Reicher, although Chaney blocked the camera from picking up Reicher's reaction. The veteran actor was moaning, and exclaimed, "He nearly killed me!" According to LeBorg, Reicher was a veteran and didn't make a formal complaint, but the next day the director noticed his neck visibly bore the effects.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When Kharis crashes through a fence early in the film, the lines indicating where the breakaway fence rails are set to break are clearly visible.See more »
Quotes:
Andoheb:Now swear by the ancient Egyptian gods, that you will never rest until the Princess Anaka and Kharis have been returned to their rightful resting place, in these tombs...See more »
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15 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Ramsay Ames Makes 'Mummy's Ghost' so memorable, 31 March 2005
Author: jharding44 from United States

Without being too nostalgic, my earliest memories of Universal Horror include the images of lovely Ramsay Ames rising out of her bed to follow the eerie shadow of Kharis out to her front yard, being carried off by the mummy and aging into a 3000 year old mummy herself, and sinking into a bog with her kidnapper as her boyfriend Robert Lowery and townspeople look on in shock. A vivid memory, and one in particular, because the lovely heroine did not reunite with her mortal leading man in the end, but rather joined the undead and opened the way for an interesting sequel later that year in 1944. Ramsay was 'discovered' by fellow Universal contractee Allan Jones at a Miami Beach nightclub and brought to Universal by same in early 1943. Ramsay, at that time, was the leader of an all-girl rumba orchestra, and did not fancy herself a leading lady, but took the opportunity at a movie contract in stride. Her first screen appearance was in the Olsen and Johnson comedy "Crazy House," where she played herself, shaking her maracas and singing "The Tropicana" as Tony and Sally DeMarco danced away. Her next appearance was in the first Inner Sanctum chiller "Calling Dr. Death", where, frankly, she was rather poorly directed by Reggie LeBorg, and while she shows signs of real nastiness as the adulterous wife of Lon Chaney, what appears to be outtakes of her laughing at Chaney in a key scene brings her whole performance down somewhat in that feature. In true Hollywood style, horror queen Acquanetta was being filmed for a scene in the newest Universal chiller, 'Mummy's Ghost', and as she 'fainted' for a scene, struck her head on a stone in the pathway she was being photographed in. Acquanetta, being seriously hurt (a concussion), Universal replaced her with Ramsay, and the rest is horror film history. Ramsay looked gorgeous in her satin nightgown, wandering the streets of Mapleton, Mass., and, being carried away in the climax. After a great role in the Universal 'B' 'Hat Check Honey' where she played bitchy movie queen Mona Mallory, Ramsay left Universal for Warners, but only scored bit parts in 'Mildred Pierce', and 'Green Dolphin Street.' A serial followed, and the Monogram quickie, 'Beauty and the Bandit,' but Ramsay was never featured again in a true golden age Hollywood Classic. A friend once described to me that Ramsay was the 'Girl that every mother wanted her son to marry.' Absolutely gorgeous, and with a touch of spice and mystery she is one of the true Hollywood beauties of the 1940's that created the image of the Hollywood Starlet.

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