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The Mummy's Tomb (1942)

Passed | | Drama, Fantasy, Horror | 23 October 1942 (USA)
A high priest travels to America with a living mummy to kill those who had desecrated the tomb of an Egyptian princess thirty years earlier.

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Harold Young

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Griffin Jay (screenplay), Henry Sucher (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lon Chaney Jr. ... The Mummy - Kharis (as Lon Chaney)
Dick Foran ... Stephen Banning
John Hubbard ... John Banning
Elyse Knox ... Isobel Evans
George Zucco ... Andoheb
Wallace Ford ... Babe Hanson
Turhan Bey ... Mehemet Bey
Virginia Brissac ... Mrs. Evans
Cliff Clark Cliff Clark ... Sheriff
Mary Gordon ... Jane
Paul E. Burns ... Jim
Frank Reicher ... Professor Norman
Emmett Vogan Emmett Vogan ... Coroner
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A high priest travels to America with a living mummy to kill those who had desecrated the tomb of an Egyptian princess thirty years earlier. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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DEATH KEPT ALIVE OVER CENTURIES! (Realart-reissue poster-all caps) See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 October 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In a 1995 interview with TV host Skip E. Lowe, actor Turhan Bey (Mehemet Bey) cited this film as his favorite particularly because he loved playing his character. See more »

Goofs

Stephen Banning is clearly an American, yet his sister, Jane, has a distinct Scottish accent - the result of casting the very Scottish Mary Gordon in the role. See more »

Quotes

Sheriff: Whether you can believe it or not, the facts are here and we've got to face them. A creature that's been alive for over 3,000 years is in this town.
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Connections

Edited into Mummy Dearest: A Horror Tradition Unearthed (1999) See more »

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Better than The Mummy's Hand in several counts
16 April 2012 | by GSeditorSee all my reviews

This entry in Universal's classic Mummy series is often dismissed for having too much stock footage from the previous entry, The Mummy's Hand, of which this is a sequel of, but I think The Mummy's Tomb improves on The Mummy's Hand in more than one counts. 1) The cinematography, esp. the lighting is much more sophisticated here. 2) The priest's infatuation with the white woman is better developed. In the previous entry, it was too sudden. Here, it is anticipated. 3) The iconic scenes of mummy-carrying-away-the-damsel-in-distress are longer. Setting the plot in an American town with a history of witch-hunts was also a nice touch. The movie would be even better if they had made more use of the cemetery setting. The downside for me is the ludicrous resort to torch(!)-carrying, rather than say flash-light carrying, masses in the finale.


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