A couple of comical, out-of-work archaeologists (Dick Foran and Wallace Ford) in Egypt discover evidence of the burial place of the ancient Egyptian princess Ananka. After receiving funding from an eccentric magician (Cecil Kellaway) and his beautiful daughter (Peggy Moran), they set out into the desert only to be terrorized by a sinister high priest (George Zucco) and the living mummy Kharis (Tom Tyler) who are the guardians of Ananka^Òs tomb.Written by
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Dick Foran's character here of an adventurous archeologist fascinated with ancient artifacts served as partial inspiration for the later creation of Indiana Jones. See more »
In the ancient Egypt flashback when Kharis is caught as he is about to bring the princess back from the dead, the scene cuts back and forth between close-ups of him in which his arms are folded across his chest and wide-angle shots wherein they are straight down along his sides. This is because the latter are stock footage from The Mummy, featuring Boris Karloff as the offender. See more »
The High Priest:
For who shall defile the temples of the ancient gods, a cruel and violent death shall be his fate, and never shall his soul find rest unto eternity. Such is the curse of Amon-Ra, king of all the gods.
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One of a long long list of remakes of the original The Mummy (1932) and the first of 4 movies within the first Mummy franchise.
Now what struck me immediatly was the fact that the production values and general appearance of the movie are considerably weaker than the original which you wouldn't expect since it was made almost a decade later.
Second though advertised as a horror it most certainly isn't, this is closer to a comedy by far especially since our two leads crack wise from start to finish and much of it is really quite ahead of its time.
Once again we see an expedition go terribly wrong as a mummy rises from the dead and.........you know the rest.
Though it all looks pretty terrible the acting and writing is better than the original and though I'd certainly not say The Mummy's Hand is a good film I can definetly see the appeal.
Some great characters
Some great writing and great comedy
Has a real charm
Looks even more dated than the 1932 original
Fall apart in the final act
Things I Learnt From This Movie:
Even our comedic leads were more convincing than Tom Cruise in the 2017 remake
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