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The Mummy's Ghost (1944)

Passed | | Fantasy, Horror | 7 July 1944 (USA)
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An Egyptian priest travels to America in search of the bodies of an Egyptian princess and her living, mummified guardian, with consequences.

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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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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lon Chaney Jr. ... Kharis (as Lon Chaney)
John Carradine ... Yousef Bey
Robert Lowery ... Tom Hervey
Ramsay Ames ... Amina Mansouri
Barton MacLane ... Inspector Walgreen
George Zucco ... High Priest
Frank Reicher ... Professor Matthew Norman
Harry Shannon ... Sheriff
Emmett Vogan Emmett Vogan ... Coroner
Lester Sharpe ... Doctor Ayad
Claire Whitney ... Mrs. Norman
Oscar O'Shea ... Watchman
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 July 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Mummy's Return See more »

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Universal Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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In the scene where Kharis trashes the Scrips Museum, Lon Chaney Jr. drove his fist through real glass--it was supposed to be breakaway glass, but the prop man forgot to replace it before shooting started--and a shard of it flew up and cut him through his mummy mask in his chin. In this scene, Kharis can be seen bleeding, and it's real blood. See more »

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Most of the Egyptians are played by actors who don't look the slightest bit Egyptian. See more »

Quotes

Yousef Bey: Has any man before ever offered his bride the gift of eternal life?
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The Mummy's Ghost (1944) ***
26 October 2004 | by JoeKarlosiSee all my reviews

Third in the Universal Kharis series, continuing after THE MUMMY'S TOMB (1942). Despite the increasingly familiar nature of these Mummy sequels, this one still has enough to make it brisk and enjoyable. A significant boost is added in casting John Carradine as the newest high priest who keeps Kharis (Lon Chaney) well fed and back on the march - this time with a new angle in trying to reunite the mummy with his princess Ananka, who is now reincarnated into the form of a sexy modern woman (Ramsay Ames).

For some lucky reason, Chaney thankfully invests some character into Kharis this time, allowing him to become visibly angered, frustrated, and even saddened during the course of the movie. The biggest drawback for this chapter is that Robert Lowery and Ramsay Ames are pretty lousy as the two leading lovers. Universal stock music is used to great effect in many sequences, and there is an offbeat ending that may be the best one of the series.

*** out of ****


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