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The Mummy (1932) was a Drama - Fantasy Film directed by Karl Freund and produced by Carl Laemmle Jr..

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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 Mummy

By 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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Quotes from

Imhotep: Excuse me... I dislike being touched... an Eastern prejudice.


Imhotep: Anck-es-en-Amon, my love has lasted longer than the temples of our gods. No man ever suffered as I did for you.


Frank Whemple: Stuck in the desert for two months, and was it hot! That tomb...
Helen Grosvenor: What tomb?
Frank Whemple: Surely you read about the princess?
Helen Grosvenor: So you did that.
Frank Whemple: Yes. The fourteen steps down and the unbroken seals were thrilling. But when we came to handle all her clothes and her jewels and her toilet things - you know they buried everything with them that they used in life? - well, when we came to unwrap the girl herself...
Helen Grosvenor: How could you do that?
Frank Whemple: Had to! Science, you know. Well after we'd worked among her things, I felt as if I'd known her. But when we got the wrappings off, and I saw her face... you'll think me silly, but I sort of fell in love with her.
Helen Grosvenor: Do you have to open graves to find girls to fall in love with?


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The flashback scenes in ancient Egypt were designed to resemble a silent film, with no dialog, exaggerated make-up and gestures, and a faster camera speed, to suggest the great antiquity of the events portrayed.
'Ardath Bey' (the name Imhotep assumes after his exhumation) is an anagram of 'Death by Ra' (Ra is the Egyptian sun-god).
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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