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1 November 2002 (Finland) See more »
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interesting documentary about The Mummy, weaker on information about the sequels See more (6 total) »


  (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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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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10 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
interesting documentary about The Mummy, weaker on information about the sequels, 1 July 2005
Author: FieCrier from Upstate New York

This is an interesting documentary about Universal's classic Mummy series of movies. It concentrates the most on the first one, providing information on how it came to be, about its director Karl Freud, its main stars Boris Karloff and Zita Johann, and makeup man (or sadist?) Jack Pierce.

There are interviews with film historians, and relatives of some of the people involved with the film, such as Karloff's daughter. Relatively little attention is paid to the sequels, but they are covered.

I found it interesting how The Mummy started off as being about the Italian historical character Cagliostro! Also interesting to see was how The Mummy copies certain formulas and scenes from the Universal Dracula film, which they illustrated by showing some of these scenes one after another. A similar thing happened with The Invisible Man copying Frankenstein, as the documentary for The Invisible Man notes.

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