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The Mummy's Hand (1940) was a Adventure - Comedy Film directed by Christy Cabanne and produced by Ben Pivar.

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Classic Films in Focus: THE MUMMY'S HAND (1940)

By Jennifer Garlen on Oct 16, 2012 From Virtual Virago

Universal produced a steady stream of horror movies during the 1930s and 40s, and not all of them reached the artistic heights of Dracula (1931) and Frankenstein (1931). Among the lesser pictures of the era we have entries like The Mummy’s Hand (1940), director Christy Cabanne’s contrib... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: THE MUMMY'S HAND (1940)

By Jennifer Garlen on Oct 16, 2012 From Virtual Virago

Universal produced a steady stream of horror movies during the 1930s and 40s, and not all of them reached the artistic heights of Dracula (1931) and Frankenstein (1931). Among the lesser pictures of the era we have entries like The Mummy’s Hand (1940), director Christy Cabanne’s contrib... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: THE MUMMY'S HAND (1940)

By Jennifer Garlen on Oct 16, 2012 From Virtual Virago

Universal produced a steady stream of horror movies during the 1930s and 40s, and not all of them reached the artistic heights of Dracula (1931) and Frankenstein (1931). Among the lesser pictures of the era we have entries like The Mummy’s Hand (1940), director Christy Cabanne’s contrib... Read full article


The Mummy’s Hand (1940, Christy Cabanne)

on Jun 7, 2009 From The Stop Button

It’s been a long time since I’ve seen this film. There’s no discernible reason for it to be called The Mummy’s Hand. I can only guess it has to do with the way they cut the trailer, maybe having the hand come out as a shocker. It’s not a traditional Universal horror fil... Read full article


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Quotes from

Babe Jenson: Little girls who play with guns get hurt.
Marta Solvani, Stage Name of Marta Sullivan: I'll get hurt?
[fires shots into the door]


Marta Solvani, Stage Name of Marta Sullivan: Where do they live?
The Great Solvani, Stage Name of Tim Sullivan: Where do they live? Where do they live? Where do they live? Go in the window...I don't know.


Steve Banning: What happened, Babe?
Babe Jenson: I was practicing my rock trick.
Steve Banning: Maybe next time you should practice on a pebble.


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Facts about

Shooting began late May-June, 1940, released September 20.
For the scenes in which the Mummy was seen in closeup or medium shots, Jack P. Pierce's painstaking makeup technique of gluing strips of cotton on Tom Tyler's face, to create deep wrinkles, was employed. But in long shots, Tyler wears a time-saving (and much more comfortable) rubber mask.
Part of the original SHOCK THEATER package of 52 Universal titles released to television in 1957, followed a year later with SON OF SHOCK, which added 21 more features.
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