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The Mummy (1959) Poster

(1959)

Goofs

Factual errors 

Princess Ananka's mummy's death mask has closed eyes. In reality, the eyes of an ancient Egyptian mummy mask are wide open because the Egyptians wanted their dead to be able to see and hear in the afterlife.
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There was no "Karnak" among Egypt's numerous deities. Karnak was a city, not a god.
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Incorrectly regarded as goofs 

While Kharis is attempting to bring Princess Ananka back to life while reading from the Scroll of Life, Ananka's eyelids move. This shows that the spell was beginning to work.
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Revealing mistakes 

When the archaeologists are breaking the seal on the tomb, the supposedly solid doors are visibly shaking.
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When the mummy - supposedly wrapped in ancient strips of cloth from thousands of years ago - breaks into the padded cell at the asylum and kills Stephen Banning, after he finishes the murder, he turns around revealing a clear seam in the costume were the zipper is.
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In the scene where the mummy breaks through an upper window and into Stephen Banning's padded cell at the asylum, a large smudge of the swamp mud that covers the mummy suddenly appears on the cloth wall, even before Kharis slides down it, reflecting a prior take.
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