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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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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 »

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Featured in Life Is a Dream in Cinema: Pola Negri (2006) See more »

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This is the perfect Edward Gorey movie!
7 October 2002 | by PaulCurtSee all my reviews

As a piece of movie entertainment, Eyes of the Mummy is dated and unremarkable seen through current standards. There are a few nicely nightmarish moments (especially a scene when Ma sees Radu in the mirror while nobody else seems to notice) but overall, this is no Cabinet of Dr. Caligari.

On the other hand, fans of cartoonist/writer Edward Gorey will be richly rewarded by a film that appears to have been designed and directed by the illustrator of "The Gilded Bat" and "The Blue Aspic." The effect is uncanny and curiously involving. It's not just the melodramatic subject matter...every detail has the Gorey touch. One almost imagines the hand-drawn texture lines. Any Gorey fan will find Eyes of the Mummy to be well worth the time spent.


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