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Friday, October 24, 2014


The first of four films not related to the original with Boris Karloff.

ick Foran and Wallace Ford are two archaeologists who, with the help of an out of work magician and his lovely daughter find the tomb of a long dead prince named Kharis.

Unbeknownst to them the mummy is still alive as they soon find out. An evil high priest, played by George Zucco controls Kharis with a formula made out of Tana Leaves. The mummy sets out to kill everyone who entered the tomb.

I really like these old Universal thrillers as they are what I grew up on. They are perfect for Halloween night viewing, or any rainy or snowy Saturday.The rest of the cast for this top notch effort include Peggy Moran, Cecil Kellaway and Tom Tyler as Kharis. The role would be taken over by Lon Chaney, Jr. in the subsequent films.

Of course I cannot recommend this and it's sequels enough.

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