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Release Date:
7 July 1944 (USA) See more »
NO CHAINS Can Hold It! NO TOMB Can Seal It! See more »
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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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Lon Chaney Jr. ... Kharis (as Lon Chaney)

John Carradine ... Yousef Bey

Robert Lowery ... Tom Hervey

Ramsay Ames ... Amina Mansouri

Barton MacLane ... Inspector Walgreen

George Zucco ... High Priest

Frank Reicher ... Professor Matthew Norman

Harry Shannon ... Sheriff
Emmett Vogan ... Coroner
Lester Sharpe ... Doctor Ayad

Claire Whitney ... Mrs. Norman
Oscar O'Shea ... Watchman
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 ... Miss McLean - 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
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)
Crew believed to be complete

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61 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
France:16 | Sweden:15 | UK:H | UK:PG (video rating) (1989) | USA:Unrated

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The opening scene introduced Kharis simply walking out of the woods with no explanation or rationale. Director 'Reginald LeBorg' (qav) was able to talk producer Ben Pivar into shooting a prologue set in Egypt with John Carradine and George Zucco in order to give Kharis' introduction a basis in logic.See more »
Continuity: A stock shot of George Zucco climbing the temple steps from The Mummy's Hand (1940) is used to represent Yousef Bey (John Carradine), which means that by the time Carradine actually faces the now-elderly Zucco to receive instructions, he appears to have lost about forty pounds.See more »
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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10 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Zucco: The Uncanny...., 13 June 2005
Author: simeon_flake

A "tough, old bird" may not be an apt enough description of George Zucco's high priest character in the Mummy series. Somehow, still alive and shaking, he passes on the priesthood of what is now referred to as "Arkham" to Yousef Bey (John Carradine) & once again feels the need to recap the mummy's life history, which has been altered since "Mummy's Tomb". Now the story goes that the once exalted Princess Ananka died an accursed death and that Kharis was buried with her. Now it's the task of Yousef to go to Mapleton and bring the royal dead of Egypt back to their homeland.

Meanwhile, the wafting scent of tana leaves in the air attracts Kharis to the home of one Professor Norman. As Kharis shambles his way towards the cup of life, a young dish named Amina Mansouri (Ramsay Ames) gets a chance to show off her talents in filling out a nightgown as she sleepwalks her way to the very same house. Anyone else notice that black cat that ran in front of Ames during this scene? I believe that's called foreshadowing.

The reincarnation angle from the original Karloff "Mummy" gets dusted off. The spirit of Ananka has left its mummified shell & taken residence in the body of Amina. Now Kharis must go about what must be for him a pleasant task of carrying off yet another woman clad in white (it's the only activity that gets his "dead" arm to work) and hope that another high priest won't succumb to any lascivious thoughts lurking in the back of his mind.

But, that's not how things work out, for the life of an undead character stuck in repetitious sequels penned by unimaginative story writers is a hard one. The only merciful thing to do would've been to let Kharis & his Princess drown in eternal bliss, but the call of the box-office demanded one more sequel (Amon-Ra help us).

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