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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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3000 YEARS OF TERROR...BREAKING LOOSE! (Realart re-release ad - all caps) See more »


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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

The flashback sequence features footage of Boris Karloff and Tom Tyler from earlier films--thus Kharis is actually played by three different actors (more if stunt doubles are included). See more »

Goofs

The previous installment, The Mummy's Ghost, ended with Kharis and Ananka sinking into a marshy swamp in Massachusetts. Approximately 25 years later, while draining a swampy Louisiana bayou, Kharis and Ananka are freed from their muddy tomb, allowing Kharis to resume his reign of terror among the bayou dwelling Cajuns. It is never explained how the swamp, containing the Mummies, was moved from Massachusetts to Louisiana over the passing years. See more »

Quotes

Goobie: Dr. Halsey! Dr. Halsey!
Dr. James Halsey: What is it, Goobie?
Goobie: The mummy's alive and he's dancing with the devil.
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Referenced in Roseanne: The Mommy's Curse (1993) See more »

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Hey, You!
by Frank Orth and Oliver Drake
Sung by Ann Codee
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Kharis IV: Born on the Bayou
12 February 2014 | by utgard14See all my reviews

The final entry in the Kharis the mummy series is also the weakest, although still a good watch. At the end of the last film, Kharis and Ananka disappeared into the swamp. Decades later, the swamp is drained. For some reason, this film moves the location of the swamp from New England to Louisiana! So obviously somebody didn't think continuity was that big of an issue. Anyway, Kharis is revived by yet another Egyptian high priest (Peter Coe). Meanwhile, Ananka resurfaces from the mud and we discover she is played by Virginia Christine. Why Ramsay Ames didn't return to the role I'm not sure, but Christine does fine. Needless to say, Kharis is once again anxious to find his lost love. This was Lon Chaney Jr.'s last turn as the mummy. This one's got some marks against it but it's a fun movie. Nice atmosphere and some creepy moments. Universal horror fans like myself will like it most.


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