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The Mummy's Hand (1940)

An ancient mummy is revived to destroy the invaders of the 3,000 year-old tomb of an Egyptian princess.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Dick Foran ... Steve Banning
Peggy Moran ... Marta Solvani
Wallace Ford ... Babe Jenson
Eduardo Ciannelli ... The High Priest (as Eduardo Cianelli)
George Zucco ... Andoheb
Cecil Kellaway ... Mr. Solvani (as Cecil Kelloway)
Charles Trowbridge ... Dr. Petrie
Tom Tyler ... The Mummy
Sig Arno ... The Beggar (as Siegfried Arno)
Eddie Foster Eddie Foster ... Egyptian
Harry Stubbs Harry Stubbs ... Bartender
Michael Mark Michael Mark ... Bazaar Owner
Mara Tartar Mara Tartar ... Girl
Leon Belasco ... Ali
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Storyline

A couple of comical, out-of-work archaeologists (Dick Foran and Wallace Ford) in Egypt discover evidence of the burial place of the ancient Egyptian princess Ananka. After receiving funding from an eccentric magician (Cecil Kellaway) and his beautiful daughter (Peggy Moran), they set out into the desert only to be terrorized by a sinister high priest (George Zucco) and the living mummy Kharis (Tom Tyler) who are the guardians of Ananka^Òs tomb. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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They dared the curse of the ancients... to solve the most amazing mystery ever encountered by mortal man! See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 September 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Mummy's Hand See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The contract signed by Tim Sullivan (aka the magician Solvani) in the bar of the Cairo Hotel is clearly dated 12 May 1940. See more »

Goofs

A little before 15 minutes into the movie, Professor Andoheb refers to "the Inca ruins in Mexico". Yet the Incas never were in Mexico. In reality, the Incas were centered in Peru with their empire stretching from Ecuador to northern Chile. See more »

Quotes

Steve Banning: Those jackals are giving me goose pimples.
Babe Jenson: Aw they're giving me goose pimples on top of my goose pimples.
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The first of the 1940s "Mummy" films.

"The Mummy's Hand" is actually quite a good film but it takes a bit of a while to warm up. The build-up takes up about 25 minutes or more but still good.

George Zucco - excellent as villains - is on good form as the evil Egyptian High Priest who plans the destruction of the people who desecrate the tomb of an Egyptian princess.

Tom Tyler is OK in the title character (now called Kharis).

Released in 1940, "The Mummy's Hand" was one of the earliest horror films from the second cycle from "Universal" studios.


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