The Mummy (1932) was a Drama - Fantasy Film directed by Karl Freund and produced by Carl Laemmle Jr..
The Mummy Strikes (1943, Izzy Sparber)By Andrew Wickliffe on Oct 3, 2018 From The Stop Button
If it weren?t for the needlessly racist finish from Lois (Joan Alexander), The Mummy Strikes would probably get a pass. Maybe. The action isn?t particularly impressive, but the Egyptian history lesson is pretty cool. Even if it?s all about young King Tush. Jay Morton?s script is (mostly) strong?it, ... Read full article
The Mummy (1959)By Beatrice on Dec 28, 2016 From Flickers in Time
The Mummy Directed by Terence Fisher Written by Jimmy Sangster 1959/UK Hammer Films First viewing/Netflix rental This time Hammer tackles the Mummy franchise. This contains some key elements of 1932’s Universal classic The Mummy,?mainly the great love of the ancient priest Kharis (Christophe... Read full article
The Mummy (1932)on Oct 7, 2016 From Journeys in Classic Film
Originally published October 20th, 2012 Got another review for you today and another from the Universal classic monsters series. ?A bit of back story before we begin: I love the remake of The Mummy, hell I like The Mummy 2 (and I stop there ignoring 3). ?I didn’t realize until several years af... Read full article
Snack-sized Film Reviews: "Aaron Slick from Punkin Crick" and "Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy"By Rick29 on Dec 23, 2015 From Classic Film & TV Cafe
Aaron Slick from Punkin Crick (1952). This Paramount Pictures musical was a last attempt to turn popular singer Dinah Shore into a movie star. She had appeared previously in films with Danny Kaye (Up in Arms) and Randolph Scott (Belle of the Yukon). This one pairs her with Alan Young, who was then b... Read full article
The MummyBy Amanda Garrett on Oct 29, 2015 From Old Hollywood Films
Today, I'm all wrapped up in the horror classic, The Mummy (1932), starring Boris Karloff. This article is part of the Universal Pictures Blogathon hosted by Silver Scenes. Universal Pictures made many exceptional horror films during the 1930's. The Mummy (1932), directed by the great cinemat... Read full article
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Imhotep: [to Helen Grosvenor dressed as his beloved Princess Anck-es-en-Amon] It was not only this body I loved, it was thy soul. I destroy this lifeless thing! Thou shall take its place but for a few moments and then... RISE again, even as I have risen!
Frank Whemple: Helen! Helen! Come back! It's Frank! Come back!
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This is the only Universal monster of the time without a fictional antecedent. Large segments of the movie are scene-by-scene parallels of the movie Dracula. An ankh symbol (the ancient Egyptian glyph for "life") is substituted for the crucifix of the earlier movie. Even Edward Van Sloan's character, Dr. Muller, is quite analogous to his Dr. Van Helsing from the vampire film.
The script for this movie was originally called "Cagliostro", based on the famous French "prophet"/charlatan who claimed that he had lived for several centuries. It was then rewritten to profit from the love of all things Egyptian since the finding of King Tut's tomb, re-titled "Im-Ho-Tep", and only became "The Mummy" just before general release.
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