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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
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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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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Walk like an Egyptian, 11 February 2014
Author: utgard14 from USA

Interesting and highly informative documentary short about the making of the classic Universal horror film, The Mummy. This, and other excellent shorts like it, were featured on the original DVD releases of the Universal horror classics. I believe they have been included on subsequent re-releases as well. It goes into great detail about the history of the film's production from its original starting point as a story about Cagliostro through the behind-the-scenes of filming. It focuses a little more on actress Zita Johann than it does on Boris Karloff and practically nothing about the other actors, such as Edward Van Sloan and David Manners. But they had a short runtime to deal with and this is Johann's only Universal horror film so I will cut them slack on that. The other complaint I have is one that I see many others seem to have -- they don't spend much time on the later mummy films. They don't cover them until the last few minutes when narrator Rudy Behlmer quickly runs through them. Perhaps if they had added ten or fifteen minutes to the runtime they would have had a more in-depth film about the entire Mummy series, not just the first film. But anyway, as a documentary about the first film it's excellent and I'm sure Universal horror fans will eat it up. I've watched these DVD docs many times over the years. I'm a big fan of the Universal monsters so I never get tired of watching stuff like this.

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