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The Eyes of the Mummy (1918)

Die Augen der Mumie Ma (original title)
Approved | | Drama, Horror | 25 June 1922 (USA)
A girl is kidnapped and held captive in an ancient Egyptian temple. She is rescued and flees to England, but soon finds that her mysterious captor is still haunting her.

Director:

Ernst Lubitsch

Writers:

Hanns Kräly (dramatisation), Emil Rameau (dramatisation)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Pola Negri ... Ma
Emil Jannings ... Radu, an Arab
Harry Liedtke ... Albert Wendland, a Painter
Max Laurence Max Laurence ... Prince Hohenfels
Margarete Kupfer
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Storyline

A girl is kidnapped and held captive in an ancient Egyptian temple. She is rescued and flees to England, but soon finds that her mysterious captor is still haunting her.

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Bewitching Pola Negri as an Oriental dancer who comes from the burning Sahara to capture London society by storm. All the charm and mystery of the East caught into a passion-swept romance of irresistible appeal.

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Drama | Horror

Certificate:

Approved
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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

25 June 1922 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Eyes of the Mummy Ma See more »

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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Goofs

When Radu breaks through the window, a man in a white suit sitting cross-legged in a chair is reflected in the lower left-hand pane. See more »

Alternate Versions

The National Film Museum, Inc. had Hypercube, llc, New York City, digitally restore the movie and provide English subtitles with the German intertitles. The movie has a piano music score composed and performed by Douglas M. Protsik and runs 64 minutes. See more »

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Not a "horror movie" at all
7 October 2002 | by SchlockmeisterSee all my reviews

... but a tragedy... of sorts. The "Eyes Of The Mummy" refer to the eye-holes in a doorway with a face on it that Pola Negri looks out of to scare people out of the temple of Queen Ma. There is no mummy, there is no monster, there really is no horror. This is not a complaint, but this movie is often grouped in with monster movies merely because of it's title.

It's easy to laugh at a film almost 85 years old, your grand kids and great grand kids will laugh at what you currently enjoy as well. The dance that Pola does may look strange to our eyes, but the desired effect was to be exotic. The acting is typically broad and melodramatic, appropriate to it's time. With the deterioration of many silent movies, we can sometimes be thankful that the actors seemed to be overacting, we can still see their expressions even when their films are fading away.

Not Pola Negri's best work, or her worst. There must be a few different cuts of this film circulating. The one I saw was about an hour and ten minutes long, not the half-hour reported here or the forty-five minutes reported on the main page for this movie. I rather enjoyed the version I saw, maybe the shorter cuts leave too much out to fill the story out.

Recommended if you enjoy the genre and it's stars. If you are looking for Halloween fare, stick with Universal's later horror classics, including..yes, the "real" mummy movies.


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