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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. Ella Evans
Cliff Clark Cliff Clark ... Sheriff
Mary Gordon ... Jane Banning
Paul E. Burns ... Jim
Frank Reicher ... Professor Matthew 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 October 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La tumba de la momia See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

First of Lon Chaney's three MUMMY features, begun June 1, 1942, and released October 23, on a double bill with "Night Monster. " See more »

Goofs

When Kharis strangles Jane Banning, you see his disfigured, immobile eye illogically flutter; it's Lon Chaney's eyelid moving behind the thin rubber of the mummy mask. 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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13 October 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

The Mummy's Tomb (1942)

*** (out of 4)

Sequel to THE MUMMY'S HAND picks up three decades later as another high priest takes Khairs (Lon Chaney, Jr.) to America to kill those who disturbed the tomb of his loved one. Once in America the mummy is set on a rampage to destroy Stephen Banning (Dick Foran) and all of his loved ones.

THE MUMMY'S TOMB is an incredibly cheap "B" picture. That's easy to say when you consider this things runs just 60-minutes with the first 13-minutes being footage from the previous movie. As cheap as this picture is, there's no denying that it also contains some real entertainment and excitement. I thought it was a pretty good idea having this one connect to the previous and I loved the fact that they were able to get Foran and Wallace Ford back. Being able to connect the two films actually help build up the excitement because you did care about the fate of these two men and their families.

Horror fans will always debate the performance of Chaney in the three mummy films. For me, visually I think he looks quite good as the mummy but there's no question that he doesn't really give a "good" performance. He pretty much just slides along from scene to scene without too much effort. I think it's fair to say that Chaney was a master at gaining sympathy but with the lack of words here, there really wasn't much for him to do. Both Foran and Wallace are decent in their parts and the rest of the supporting players are nice. The make up effects by Jack Pierce are very good and the look of the mummy is quite effective.

THE MUMMY'S TOMB certainly isn't a classic film but fans of the genre should find it worth watching.


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