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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.

Director:

Leslie Goodwins

Writers:

Bernard Schubert (screenplay), Leon Abrams (original story) | 3 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
Lon Chaney Jr. ... Mummy (as Lon Chaney)
Peter Coe ... Doctor Ilzor Zardad
Virginia Christine ... Princess Ananka
Kay Harding Kay Harding ... Betty Ward
Dennis Moore ... Doctor James Halsey
Martin Kosleck ... Ragheb
Kurt Katch ... Cajun Joe
Addison Richards ... Major Pat Walsh
Holmes Herbert ... Dr. Cooper
Charles Stevens ... Achilles
William Farnum ... Sacristan
Napoleon Simpson Napoleon Simpson ... Goobie
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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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Taglines:

The Dreaded Curse of the Ages...Strikes Again! (print ad - Lubbock Avalanche Journal - Palace Theatre - Lubbock, Texas - April 22, 1945) See more »


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Trivia

The fifth and last of Universal's original "Mummy" series of features--at least until Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955)--shot July 26-August 8, 1944, and released December 22. See more »

Goofs

Obvious sped-up film when Princess Ananka rises from the swamp (see trivia). See more »

Quotes

Princess Ananka: It's as though I were two different people. Sometimes it seems as if I belong to a different world. I find myself in strange surroundings with strange people. I cannot ever seem to find rest! And now Kharis!
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Connections

Featured in Coming Soon (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Hey, You!
by Frank Orth and Oliver Drake
Sung by Ann Codee
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Atmospheric
29 May 2013 | by dougdoepkeSee all my reviews

Even in America we're not safe as bulldozers unearth the ancient Egyptian mummy and his favorite obsession, Princess Ananka

Kharis is on the loose again. Of course, being on the loose for this mummified foot-dragger means he's a danger only to those too dumb to run. Fortunately, these movies are loaded with slow-learners. Actually, this is one of the better of the series, with lots of shadowy atmosphere and a really nubile Mrs. Folger otherwise known as Princess Ananka (Virginia Christine). No wonder Kharis is so anxious to carry her off, especially in that flowing white gown. I'd trade for his bandages and gimpy foot any day. And catch her rising jerkily from the swamp. These moves are enough to make you doubt whether she's human or not.

Too bad the rest of the cast seems at times to be sleep walking, except for Addison Richards (Maj. Walsh) and Kay Harding (Betty) who manage some lively personality. Peter Coe is a particularly unfortunate choice as the high priest. He sounds about as scary and exotic as my next-door neighbor. But who cares. It's old tangle foot and the moody gloom that keeps fans like me tuned in.


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USA

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Release Date:

22 December 1944 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Bayou, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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