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The Mummy's Curse (1944)

An irrigation project in the rural bayous of Louisiana unearths living mummy Kharis, who was buried in quicksand twenty-five years earlier.

Director:

Leslie Goodwins

Writers:

Bernard Schubert (screenplay), Leon Abrams (original story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lon Chaney Jr. ... Mummy (as Lon Chaney)
Peter Coe ... Ilzor
Virginia Christine ... Princess Ananka
Kay Harding Kay Harding ... Betty
Dennis Moore ... Halsey
Martin Kosleck ... Ragheb
Kurt Katch ... Cajun Joe
Addison Richards ... Pat Walsh
Holmes Herbert ... Dr. Cooper
Charles Stevens ... Achilles
William Farnum ... Sacristan
Napoleon Simpson Napoleon Simpson ... Goobie
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An irrigation project in the rural bayous of Louisiana unearths living mummy Kharis, who was buried in quicksand twenty-five years earlier. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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ALL NEW THRILLS -- as the most dreaded curse of the ages strikes again! (Realart re-release ad) See more »


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Trivia

Part of the Son of Shock package of 20 titles released to television in 1958, which followed the original Shock Theater release of 52 features one year earlier. See more »

Goofs

Although this is typical of the era, it's still wrong: When Ananka rises out of the swamp, she goes into a pond to wash off the dried mud. Afterwards, her hair is perfectly coiffed and her face is completely made up: plucked and penciled eyebrows, eye shadow, eyeliner, mascaraed eyelashes and of course lipstick. See more »

Quotes

Cajun Joe: I know the swamp like my finger.
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Connections

Spoofed in Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

Hey, You!
by Frank Orth and Oliver Drake
Sung by Ann Codee
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Out of the Swamp They Came
19 January 2017 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

For some reason, Mummies are being buried in the swamps of Louisiana. I don't know how people know this, but, sure enough, some excavation digs them up. And, once again, some idiot feels he has to brew those Tanna leaves. Mummies are interesting horror figures. The one quality they seem to have is that they only move at about a half a mile and hour, and yet people stop and let themselves be strangled. Lon Chaney, Jr. is the star here. I need to go back and see some of the other mummy movies after the first Karloff one. This is standard fare with very little new. But it does have that Louisiana atmosphere and it's certainly fun to see these things. Not great art, but no one said it would be.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

22 December 1944 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Bayou, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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