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1 November 2002 (Finland) See more »
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  (in credits order)

Rudy Behlmer ... Himself / Host
Paul M. Jensen ... Himself
John Balderston Jr. ... Himself (as John Balderston)
Sara Karloff ... Herself

Rick Baker ... Himself
David Del Valle ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Bud Abbott ... Peter (archive footage)
Ramsay Ames ... Amina Mansouri (archive footage)
John L. Balderston ... Himself (Screenwriter) (archive footage)
Leon Belasco ... Ali (archive footage)
Paul E. Burns ... Banning Caretaker (archive footage)

John Carradine ... Yousef Bey (archive footage)

Lon Chaney Jr. ... Kharis (archive footage)
Virginia Christine ... Princess Ananka (archive footage)

Eduardo Ciannelli ... High Priest (archive footage)

Lou Costello ... Freddie (archive footage)
James Crane ... Egyptian High Priest (archive footage)
Bramwell Fletcher ... Ralph Norton (archive footage)

Dick Foran ... Stephen Banning (archive footage)

Wallace Ford ... Babe Jensen / Babe Henson (archive footage)
Karl Freund ... Himself (Director) (archive footage)
Mary Gordon ... Jane Banning (archive footage)
Kay Harding ... Betty Walsh (archive footage)
John Hubbard ... John Banning (archive footage)
Zita Johann ... Helen Grosvenor (archive footage)
Noble Johnson ... The Nubian (archive footage)

Boris Karloff ... Im-Ho-Tep (archive footage)

Cecil Kellaway ... Solvani, The Great (archive footage)
Elyse Knox ... Isobel Evans (archive footage)

Robert Lowery ... Tommy Hervey (archive footage)

Bela Lugosi ... (archive footage)
Gregory W. Mank ... Himself
David Manners ... Frank Whemple (archive footage)
Peggy Moran ... Marta Solvani (archive footage)
Eddie Parker ... Kharis (archive footage)
Jack P. Pierce ... Himself (Make-Up Artist) (archive footage)
Willy Pogany ... Himself (Art Director) (archive footage)
Nina Wilcox Putnam ... Herself (Author) (archive footage)
Harry Shannon ... Sheriff Elwood (archive footage)
Charles Trowbridge ... Dr. Petrie (archive footage)

Tom Tyler ... Kharis (archive footage)
Edward Van Sloan ... Professor Muller (archive footage)

Henry Victor ... Saxon Warrior (archive footage)
George Zucco ... Professor Andoheb (archive footage)

Directed by
David J. Skal 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
David J. Skal 

Produced by
David J. Skal .... producer
Film Editing by
Keith Clark 
Makeup Department
Debbie San Filippo .... makeup artist
Production Management
Colleen A. Benn .... executive in charge of production
Marian Mansi .... production manager
Sound Department
Mark Gouldy .... sound
Ryan Kennedy .... sound
Pete Lucas .... sound
Mason Malone .... sound
David Martin .... sound
Mike Rodriguez .... audio sweetening
Visual Effects by
Rusty Colby .... motion control operator
Lucy Taylor .... digital artist
Randy Tede .... digital artist
Camera and Electrical Department
Jay Elkayam .... camera operator
Clay Harrison .... camera operator
Guy Jackson .... camera operator
David Martin .... camera operator
Other crew
Henry Alvarez .... source: mummy resin bust
Buddy Barnett .... archival photographs
Steven Blewett .... representative: Universal Studios (as Steve Blewett)
Ronald V. Borst .... archival photographs
Jim Chaparas .... representative: Universal Studios
David Del Valle .... archival photographs
John Edell .... representative: Universal Studios
Bette Einbinder .... representative: Universal Studios
Julian Hills .... representative: Universal Studios
Paul M. Jensen .... archival photographs
Sara Karloff .... likeness: Boris Karloff
Gregory W. Mank .... archival photographs
Dan Perri .... title designer: main titles
Jeff Sakson .... representative: Universal Studios
Tom Savini .... sculptor: Ardath Bay bust
Aaron Sims .... source: mummy portrait
David J. Skal .... archival photographs
Dan Thompson .... sculptor: mummy bust
Del Winans .... source: mummy resin bust (as Delbert Winans)
Lance Alspaugh .... special thanks
Henry Alvarez .... special thanks
Rick Baker .... special thanks
Rudy Behlmer .... special thanks
Kevin Brownlow .... special thanks
Ned Comstock .... special thanks
Alana Ireland .... special thanks
Sara Karloff .... special thanks
Scott MacQueen .... special thanks
Gregory W. Mank .... special thanks
Michelle Montanez .... special thanks
Rick Morris .... special thanks
Patrick Stanbury .... special thanks
Del Winans .... special thanks (as Delbert Winans)

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30 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

This documentary is featured on both the Classic Monster Collection and Monster Legacy Collection DVDs for The Mummy (1932).See more »
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References The Wolf Man (1941)See more »


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2 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
The Making of Universal's The Mummy, 20 October 2010
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

Mummy Dearest: A Horror Tradition Unearthed (1999)

*** 1/2 (out of 4)

Nice documentary that was originally released on Universal's DVD of THE MUMMY (1932). The documentary takes various historians and discusses the troubled making of the 1932 film that featured Boris Karloff in his first monster role after becoming a star in FRANKENSTEIN. The documentary covers the painful make-up, the leading ladies hatred for the director and we then get to hear about the sequels that would follow in the 1940s. Historian Rudy Behlmer hosts this documentary and fans of the film are certainly going to eat this up since we get the perfect mixture of clips as well as some great interviews. We get to hear from Sara Karloff who shares her thoughts on the film as well as her memories of what her father told her about it. Rick Baker has some nice comments on the make up in the film and we have others like David Del Valle adding some nice touches. Some could argue that the sequels deserved their own documentary but I think they're given some nice attention here, although I'll admit that I'd like to have heard some of the experts opinions on Chaney, Jr. in the role.

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