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A couple of comical, out-of-work archaeologists (Dick Foran and Wallace Ford) in Egypt discover evidence of the burial place of the ancient Egyptian princess Ananka. After receiving funding from an eccentric magician (Cecil Kellaway) and his beautiful daughter (Peggy Moran), they set out into the desert only to be terrorized by a sinister high priest (George Zucco) and the living mummy Kharis (Tom Tyler) who are the guardians of Ananka^Os tomb.
The tomb of a thousand terrors!
Title: Mummy's Hand, The
Release Date: September 20, 1940
Runtime: 67 mins
All Genres: Adventure, Comedy, Horror
Colors: Black and White
IMDB Rating: 6.0
Buried.com Rating: 7 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With M
MPAA Rating: Approved
Dick Foran ...Steve Banning
Peggy Moran ...Marta Solvani
Wallace Ford ...Babe Jenson
Eduardo Ciannelli ...The High Priest (as Eduardo Cianelli)
George Zucco ...Professor Andoheb
Cecil Kellaway ...The Great Solvani (as Cecil Kelloway)
Charles Trowbridge ...Dr. Petrie
Tom Tyler ...Kharis
Sig Arno ...The Beggar (as Siegfried Arno)
Eddie Foster ...Egyptian Starting Fight
Harry Stubbs ...Bartender
Michael Mark ...Bazaar Owner
Mara Tartar ...Girl Vendor
Leon Belasco ...Ali
Jerry Frank ...Egyptian Thug
Boris Karloff ...Kharis (archive footage)
Frank Lackteen ...Temple Priest
Murdock MacQuarrie ...Temple Priest
Ken Terrell ...Egyptian Thug
Hans J. Salter
More Movie Taglines:
- The tomb of a thousand terrors!
- They dared the curse of the ancients... to solve the most amazing mystery ever encountered by mortal man!
- Andoheb: You are very beautiful... so beautiful I'm going to make you immortal. Like Kharis, you will live forever. What I can do for you I can do for myself. Neither time nor death can touch us. You and I together for eternity here in the Temple of Karnak. You shall be my high priestess.
Babe Jenson: Hey Steve, can a dame go crazy from being sawed in half too many times?
Steve Banning: What happened, Babe? Babe Jenson: I was practicing my rock trick. Steve Banning: Maybe next time you should practice on a pebble.
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]
Steve Banning: Those jackals are giving me goose pimples. Babe Jenson: Aw they're giving me goose pimples on top of my goose pimples.
- To make the mummy appear more frightening, Tom Tyler's eyes (and the inside of his mouth) were blacked out frame-by-frame in almost all close-ups.
Due to a clerical oversight, The Mummy's Hand (1940) was never legally made available for television viewings, and remained largely unseen until Universal Studios VHS release in 1997.
The excavation scenes were shot on the Universal back-lot in a rocky and desert-like section of the natural hills known as "Gausman's Gulch," named after Russell A. Gausman, set decorator on this film, and many other of Universal's horror films. To give the gulch a more canyon-like and wild appearance, it was augmented with artificial rock-faces and boulders.
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