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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
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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.
I Was Wrapped Up in It!, 1 November 2009

Exceedingly well-done documentary on the making of The Mummy with lots of great stories about some of the stars and makers of that film. Zita Johann is examined in great detail(greater than Karloff I believe), and we get lots of second-hand stories about her spiritualism, her fights with Karl Freund the director, and her wit. Film historian Gregory Man details a couple of the stories with great clarity, wit, and even does an impression of Freund! There are other stories about Karloff and the arduous make-up he endured for Jack Pierce. There is a whole exposition done on where the concept of the story came from and then the documentary moves to a point by point and scene by scene comparison of The Mummy and Dracula. Even more might have been examined by giving actors like David Manners and Edward Van Sloan(who seems never to get any love in these things but was crucial in those early Universal greats!)some talk. The documentary then moves to the sequels and gives them some time, but it really just goes over them in a somewhat cursory manner. Producer/director David Skaal once again has given the Mummy as well as all the other Universal monsters in the stable their due.

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