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The Mummy's Tomb (1942)

Passed | | Drama, Fantasy, Horror | 23 October 1942 (USA)
A high priest travels to America with a living mummy to kill those who had desecrated the tomb of an Egyptian princess thirty years earlier.

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Harold Young

Writers:

Griffin Jay (screenplay), Henry Sucher (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lon Chaney Jr. ... The Mummy - Kharis (as Lon Chaney)
Dick Foran ... Stephen Banning
John Hubbard ... John Banning
Elyse Knox ... Isobel Evans
George Zucco ... Andoheb
Wallace Ford ... Babe Hanson
Turhan Bey ... Mehemet Bey
Virginia Brissac ... Mrs. Ella Evans
Cliff Clark ... Sheriff
Mary Gordon ... Jane Banning
Paul E. Burns ... Jim
Frank Reicher ... Professor Matthew Norman
Emmett Vogan Emmett Vogan ... Coroner
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Storyline

A high priest travels to America with a living mummy to kill those who had desecrated the tomb of an Egyptian princess thirty years earlier. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 October 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La tumba de la momia See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Dick Foran and Wallace Ford reprise their roles from The Mummy's Hand, making them the only actors in the series (outside of Lon Chaney Jr. as Kharis) to play the protagonists in more than one movie. See more »

Goofs

When a torch is thrust into the mummy's face, it is clearly a rubber mask on a dummy. See more »

Quotes

Mehemet Bey: The moon rides high in the sky again, Kharis; there's death in the night air. Your work begins.
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Remade as The Mummy (1959) See more »

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The Mummy's Tomb: Passable sequel
15 May 2018 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

The Mummy's Tomb is the 2nd part of the original "The Mummy" franchise following on from The Mummy's Hand (1940).

It's set 30 years after the events of the first film and the mummy has returned under new guidance, this time to kill off all surviving members of the Banning family who were responsible for foiling the evil plans in the first movie.

This time there is no comedy, the entire tone of the movie is considerably darker!

For this reason it doesn't have the same charm as the first movie but it makes up for this with better cinematography and continues the story perfectly.

It does suffer all the tropes of movies of this era (And there are many) but it could have been considerably worse. For fans of classic horror cinema this is a watchable continuation of the franchise.

The Good:

Looks better than the first part

Follows on very well

The Bad:

Remaking scenes from the earlier film is a tad silly

Very cliched

Things I Learnt From This Movie:

Mummys are excellent climbers

If in doubt, cry witch!

Playing dead works against Mummys


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