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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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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... The Mummy - Kharis (as Lon Chaney)
... Stephen Banning
... John Banning
... Isobel Evans
... Andoheb
... Babe Hanson
... Mehemet Bey
... Mrs. Ella Evans
... Sheriff
... Jane Banning
... Jim
... Professor Matthew Norman
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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EYES THAT CRAWL WITH MADNESS! HANDS THAT CREEP LIKE COBRAS! (Realart-reissue lobby card -all caps) See more »


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La tumba de la momia  »

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Part of the original Shock Theater package of 52 Universal titles released to television in 1957, followed a year later with Son of Shock, which added 20 more features. See more »

Goofs

Partway through the movie (at around 34 mins), John Banning refers to dust marks on the throats of Aunt Jane and of Jim (the dog-keeper). But Jim was not strangled by the Mummy; he fainted, and the Mummy contemptuously walked by him, accidentally kicking earth against his face. So there was no contact between the Mummy's wrappings and Jim's throat. Just possibly there could be some dust on Jim's forehead, as it looks as if the Mummy's foot glances off it as the Mummy walks by. But certainly there would none on his throat. See more »

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Andoheb: Now swear by the sacred gods of Egypt, that you will never rest until the last remaining member of the Banning family is destroyed.
Mehemet Bey: I swear!
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a slight step down in quality but still wonderful fun
30 March 2006 | by See all my reviews

Okay, so this is pretty familiar stuff once again--you know, mad Egyptian cult leader and his resurrection of a mummy to exact revenge on those who have desecrated ancient tombs. About the only big differences here are having Lon Chaney, Jr. play the mummy for the first time and the action is moved to America (despite this making little sense). While this is far from the best mummy film, it is good old fashioned fun and I enjoy this much more than the overly special effects enhanced mummy films of the last decade because of the fun factor. The campiness and the whole ambiance are just so wonderful--and they remind you that the term "B-movie" isn't such a bad thing. Watch it and let yourself go--and have FUN!


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