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The Egyptian Mummy (1914)

In order to make money, a man hires a bum to pretend to be a mummy, so he can sell the "body" for scientific experiments.


Lee Beggs


Alice A. Methley (as A.A. Methley)




Cast overview:
Lee Beggs ... Prof. Hicks
Constance Talmadge ... Florence Hicks
Billy Quirk ... Dick Graham
Joel Day ... Tim - the Egyptian Mummy
Nellie Anderson Nellie Anderson ... The Landlady (as Mrs. Anderson)
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Simply because he is poor, Dick is not wanted as a prospective son-in-law by Professor Hicks, a scientist seeking the recipe for the elixir of life. He finally discovers the combination of chemicals, and wild with delight, advertises for a mummy to try it on. Dick sees the ad, and he gets Tim, a tramp, to agree to pose as the mummy, and with the aid of the landlady's son, the hobo is soon swathed in bandage-like wrappings, painted and decorated so that he resembles a mummy. A coffin is procured, then Dick sends word to Professor Hicks that he has a mummy for sale at $5,000. The latter delightedly buys it on the spot. Dick at once invests in stock at the suggestions of a friend, tells Eva, the Professor's daughter, and awaits results. Hicks fills up a big syringe with the elixir of life and jabs it into Tim. The tramp mummy certainly comes to life, and unmistakably proves it by chasing Professor Hicks round and round the room. Finally, the latter, after many bruises, escapes out the ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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I thought it was cute
27 June 2004 | by overseer-3See all my reviews

I laughed at this short, it was funny. And I was surprised that another Connie Talmadge film survived, and quite delighted to see her playing her perky self again. If only more of her films were still around. She was super at comedy.

This short tells the story of a man who finds an unusual way to make a lot of money very quickly, so that he can marry the girl of his dreams. He enlists the aid of a hobo to play a mummy, so that he can sell his body for scientific experiments. Of course the mummy has to play dead, but has a very difficult time doing so. When he "comes alive" again pandemonium results.

I give this short a 7 out of 10.

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16 December 1914 (USA) See more »

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