Kharis the mummy is given a sacred potion that grants him eternal life to search for his lost love, Princess Ananka, despite the unending curse that haunts them.

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Reginald Le Borg (as Reginald LeBorg)

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Griffin Jay (story), Henry Sucher (story) | 3 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
John Carradine ... Yousef Bey
Robert Lowery ... Tom Hervey
Ramsay Ames ... Amina
Barton MacLane ... Inspector Walgreen
George Zucco ... High Priest
Frank Reicher ... Professor Norman
Harry Shannon ... Sheriff
Emmett Vogan Emmett Vogan ... Coroner
Lester Sharpe ... Doctor Ayad
Claire Whitney ... Mrs. Norman
Oscar O'Shea ... Watchman
Lon Chaney Jr. ... Kharis (as Lon Chaney)
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An Egyptian high priest travels to America to reclaim the bodies of ancient Egyptian princess Ananka and her living guardian mummy Kharis. Learning that Ananka's spirit has been reincarnated into another body, he kidnaps a young woman of Egyptian descent with a mysterious resemblance to the princess. However, the high priest's greedy desires cause him to loose control of the mummy. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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NO CHAINS Can Hold It! NO TOMB Can Seal It! See more »

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Fantasy | Horror

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Acquanetta, who was initially cast as Ananka, slipped and fell in her first scene on the first day of shooting, suffering a slight concussion. She was replaced by Ramsay Ames. See more »

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When Kharis slams the museum guard into the plate glass panel, the actor reacts by grimacing and reaching for the back of his head. It appears that hitting the glass really hurt him, but the trouper continues his "death scene" to the finish. See more »

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Yousef Bey: Has any man before ever offered his bride the gift of eternal life?
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Referenced in Svengoolie: The Wolf Man (2008) See more »

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The Mummy Rises Again!
4 November 2004 | by bsmith5552See all my reviews

"The Mummy's Ghost" is a sequel to "The Mummy's Tomb" (1942). In that film Kharis the Mummy (Lon Chaney) perished in a house fire. Also the old high priest (George Zucco) dies of old age while handing over his powers to a new high priest. In this film we find out that not only did Kharis survive the fire unscathed but the old high priest turns up alive and shaking.

This entry has the High Priest Yousef Bey (John Carradine) being assigned the task of going to America to retrieve the mummies of Kharis and his queen Ananka. Hero Tom Hervey (Robert Lowery) is courting a beautiful Egyptian by the name of Amina Mansouri (Ramsay Ames). Meanwhile Yousef Bey sets about arranging to take the two mummies back to Egypt. To this end he unleashes Kharis upon the community to murder anyone who stands in their way.

At the same time Amina starts to experience blackouts as she is being gradually taken over by the spirit of Ananka (the "ghost" of the title) to become the re-incarnation of Queen Ananka. This suddenly becomes a point of issue between Kharis and Yousef Bey until......

Becoming a "B" movie second feature series, the films did nonetheless benefit from Universal's expertise in making this kind of film. Although it features a "B" list cast and runs a scant 61 minutes, it is still an entertaining way to spend an hour.

Lon Chaney would continue in the role of the Mummy in "The Mummy's Curse" (1944) the final film in the series.


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Country:

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Language:

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Release Date:

7 July 1944 (USA) See more »

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