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The Mummy's Curse (1944)

An irrigation project in the rural bayous of Louisiana unearths living mummy Kharis, who was buried in quicksand twenty-five years earlier.

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Leslie Goodwins

Writers:

Bernard Schubert (screenplay), Leon Abrams (original story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lon Chaney Jr. ... Kharis - the Mummy (as Lon Chaney)
Peter Coe ... Dr. Ilzor Zandaab
Virginia Christine ... Princess Ananka
Kay Harding Kay Harding ... Betty Walsh
Dennis Moore ... Dr. James Halsey
Martin Kosleck ... Ragheb
Kurt Katch ... Cajun Joe
Addison Richards ... Pat Walsh
Holmes Herbert ... Dr. Cooper
Charles Stevens ... Achilles
William Farnum ... Sacristan
Napoleon Simpson Napoleon Simpson ... Goobie
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Storyline

An irrigation project in the rural bayous of Louisiana unearths living mummy Kharis, who was buried in quicksand twenty-five years earlier. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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OUT OF A TRAP OF 1000 TERRORS, COMES PARALIZING HORROR! (Realart re-release poster-all caps) See more »


Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

22 December 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La maldición de la momia See more »

Filming Locations:

Bayou, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In the first shot (only) of Ananka's hand rising from the earth, it is a male hand. The subsequent shots are of a female hand. See more »

Goofs

Although this is typical of the era, it's still wrong: When Ananka rises out of the swamp, she goes into a pond to wash off the dried mud. Afterwards, her hair is perfectly coiffed and her face is completely made up: plucked and penciled eyebrows, eye shadow, eyeliner, mascaraed eyelashes and of course lipstick. See more »

Quotes

Cajun Joe: I know the swamp like my finger.
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Connections

Edited from The Mummy (1932) See more »

Soundtracks

Hey, You!
by Frank Orth and Oliver Drake
Sung by Ann Codee
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The Mummy's Curse: Passable finale
17 May 2018 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

This fourth and final movie in the original "The Mummy" franchise picks up from where the last one ended but despite being made the very same year has recast our leading lady which is a damn shame.

It tells the story of our mummy once against being brought back to seek out his reincarnated lost love. This time however after the events of the last film she is suffering from amnesia and every one in her life is in terrible danger.

Oddly the quality of this franchise in regards to cinematography has been inconsistent and this is one of the worst. Combine that with some hammy performances and yet again the movie cannot rise above being distinctly average stuff.

Despite all this the entire franchise has had a certain charm, but I think 4 movies were sufficient especially considering how similiar they all are.

A fitting finale.

The Good:

Carries on the story nicely

The Bad:

Timelines of the series make no sense

Cinematography has dipped

Recasting

Much of the plot is confusing

Things I Learnt From This Movie:

Everyone who wears a Fez is evil

Amnesiacs are a great source of free labour

I can't take a character seriously if they're wearing a safari hat!


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