This last, and possibly the worst of universals mummy movies of the 1940s does feature a fine performance by virginia christine as she, as ananka, rises from where she had been buried in the previous movie, the mummy s ghost. The mummy 1932 was set in 1932, the year of its release. An irrigation project in the rural bayous of louisiana unearths living mummy kharis, who was buried in quicksand twentyfive years earlier. Although buried together, kharis is given a sacred potion that grants him eternal life and an eternity to search for his lost love. The mummys curse 1944 the mummys ghost 1944 official. It is the third and final sequel to that company s the mummy s hand of 1940. Lost in a pyramid or the mummys curse by louisa may alcott. This last, and possibly the worst of universal s mummy movies of the 1940s does feature a fine performance by virginia christine as she, as ananka, rises from where she had been buried in the previous movie, the mummy s ghost. The mummys curse was released over christmas 1944 on a double bill with. In this 1944 sequel to the mummys ghost, mummies ananka and her lover kharis are removed from a louisiana swamp and studied by a group of archaeologists.
The curse of the mummy s tomb was released on october 18, 1964 by columbia picturesblc films in support of the gorgon. After a hiatus of eight years, it was time to reboot the irresistible tale of the ancient egyptian starcrossed lovers. More of the same but theres a sequence i love where virginia christine as the reincarnated princess ananka rises from the swamp caked in mud like a ladymummy which pushes this final outing up to a 2. An egyptian priest travels to america in search of the. I saw the film on vhs and the quality was fairly bad. The mummys curse further expands the fun, adding a wandering mummy to avoid, and new artifacts to acquire in the depths of the pyramid. The unmuseum howard carter and the curse of king tuts mummy. The mummys ghost the mummys curse double feature own. Aug 30, 2015 the mummys curse 1944 by the telltale mind on august 30, 2015 leave a comment universal, who after making four movies with this one being the fifth, decided to retire kharis and their mummy franchise in favour of other things as it seemed that people perhaps, were not as enamoured with mummies as much as they were at an earlier time. The mummys curse 1944 shipped to louisiana, mummy kharis lon chaney jr.
The aztec mummy 1957, mexican the pharaohs curse 1957 blooddrinking. Curse of the faceless man 1957 2000yearold seeks reincarnated girlfriend. The mummys curse 1944 full movie download full hd youtube. The mummys curse looks great for a 70 year old film that is hardly a high profile title. The mummys curse is a 1944 film about an irrigation project that inadvertently unearths an undead eyptian mummy. The mummys curse by jimmy dunn writing as john warren. We learn that this movie is set an additional 25 years after ghost, meaning that the events take place around 1997. The mummy s ghost 1944, universal the mummy s curse 1944, universal abbott and costello meet the mummy 1955, universal the aztec mummy 1957, mexican the robot vs. In this 1944 sequel to the mummy s ghost, mummies ananka and her lover kharis are removed from a louisiana swamp and studied by a group of archaeologists. In the winter of 192223 archaeologist howard carter and his wealthy patron george herbert, the fifth earl of carnarvon, sensationally opened the tomb of tutenkhamen. It is the third and final sequel to that companys the mummys hand of 1940. The trouble begins when mummy kharis is recovered and transported to cajun.
The final universal studio s mummy movie, the mummy s curse, is a fairly lame attempt at the whole mummy mythos. The rumour of an ancient curse didnt stop howard carter and his men from opening the tomb of king tut. The first sequel, the mummy s hand 1940 is also chronologically coherent, set in 1940. It is the third and final sequel to that companys the mummy s hand of 1940. After the mummys hand and the mummys tomb came these next two installments in the. As it turned out, the mummys curse would be the final installment in this classic series, so perhaps this offbeat effort was a wise choice. Mummys ghost, the the mummys curse double feature dvd. Parascandolo humanities i 22 november 20 people that died what is the mummys curse. It also offers the conceptual contradiction of feeling overpopulated and overplotted, even while nothing much ever seems to happen. It was distributed by universal pictures the mummy returns inspired the 2002 prequel film the scorpion. In ancient egypt, the princess ananka and lowly commoner kharis fell in love and pledged themselves eternally to each other.
Files are available under licenses specified on their description page. The mummy it is the year 1923 and richard rick oconnell, an american explorer, has discovered hamunaptra, the city of the dead. The mummys hand went into production on the back of successful followups to their dracula, frankenstein and invisible man franchises. In the sacred smoke, we revisit scenes from the mummy 1932 and the mummys hand 1940, regarding the same 3000yearold history of kharis crime and punishment. The mummys curse 1944 public domain internet archive. Peter coe virginia christine 1944 shipped to louisiana, mummy kharis lon chaney jr. Death shall come on swift wings to him who disturbs the peace of the king this was supposedly engraved on the exterior of king tutankhamens tomb. As many might believe, the mummy s curse did not originate with the discovery of tutankhamun s tomb. The mummy s curse is a 1944 film about an irrigation project that inadvertently unearths an undead eyptian mummy. The curse was allegedly placed upon all those present at the opening of the tomb in the valley of the kings near luxor, egypt, in february 1923. Dec 23, 2017 the mummys curse is one of those bmovies that manages to be something of an endurance test despite being only an hour or so long, its single outstanding feature being its air of tired disinterest. After being buried for twentyfive years, the body of mummy kharis lon chaney jr is discovered by irrigation workers in louisiana.
An irrigation project in the rural bayous of louisiana unearths. The mummys curse is a 1944 american universal pictures horror film, directed by leslie goodwins. In the sacred smoke, we revisit scenes from the mummy 1932 and the mummy s hand 1940, regarding the same 3000yearold history of kharis crime and punishment. This account has reached the download cap, additional downloads subject to. Dec 20, 2002 the infamous mummy s curse of tutankhamen s tomb has little basis in hard science, research has found. If you like the old sci fi and horror flicks, this one is for you. The film is the fifth entry in universal pictures original mummy franchise. Six weeks after the tombs opening, the financier of the expedition died suddenly, and soon, a rumor started circulating about a. The mummys curse was released over christmas 1944 on a double bill with house of frankenstein, with some of the same actors working in both films, including lon chaney, jr. The film was distributed by columbia pictures in the united states on february 17, 1965 also in support of the gorgon in north america, the film was released on 14 october 2008 along with three other hammer horror films on the 2dvd set icons of horror collection. Directed by leslie goodwins, the mummys curse was the fifth and final film in universals official mummy series it was originally titled the mummys return.
Watch the mummy s curse full movie in hd visit after being buried in quicksand for the past 25 years, kharis is set fr. The aztec mummy 1957, mexican the pharaoh s curse 1957 blooddrinking. A lord carnarvon from england was carters patron and sponsor of the excavation, and was one of the first to enter the tomb. When, in november of 1922, howard carter discovered the tomb of tutankhamun in the valley of the kings on the west bank at luxor, the world was really very different than it is today. The mummy s ghostan ancient curse that has survived for 3,000 years is coming to america. Six weeks after the tombs opening, the financier of the expedition died suddenly, and soon, a rumor started circulating about a mummys cursea rumor that persists today. The mummys ghost 1944, universal the mummys curse 1944, universal abbott and costello meet the mummy 1955, universal the aztec mummy 1957, mexican the robot vs. Six weeks later herbert, the sponsor of the expedition, died in egypt. Howard carter and the curse of tuts mummy the golden mask of king tutankhamen photo by bjorn christian torrissen licensed under the creative commons attributionshare alike 3. The third in the kharis series, universals the mummys ghost was released on the 7th of july, 1944, and provided junior chaneys second outing under wraps despite slipshod and inconsistent scripting by griffin jay, henry sucher and brenda weisberg, first time horror director reginald leborg managed to turn out one of the studios most impressive sequels, and the mummys ghost. The mummys curse 1944 and you call yourself a scientist.
When evy accidentally revives the mummified corpse of an egyptian priest, imhotep, the pair must find a way to kill him before he rises back into power and. The popular press went wild with rumours of a curse on those who disturbed the pharaoh s rest and for years followed every twist and turn of the fate of the. The mummys ghostan ancient curse that has survived for 3,000 years is coming to america. More of the same but there s a sequence i love where virginia christine as the reincarnated princess ananka rises from the swamp caked in mud like a lady mummy which pushes this final outing up to a 2.
An undying mummy guardian spreads a vile curse to those who would rob its tomb. Overview of the mummys curse, 1945, directed by leslie goodwins, with lon chaney jr. An irrigation project in the rural bayous of louisiana unearths kharis the living mummy lon chaney jr. There were some scenes that were so dark that you could not even tell one actor from the other. By the mid 1940s, universal pictures was rapidly unleashing formulaic sequel after sequel to capitalize on the success of their classic old monster movies. Buy the mummys curse 1944 the mummys ghost 1944 official region 2 pal release, plays in english without subtitles from amazons movies store. In this 1944 sequel to the mummys ghost, mummies ananka and her lover kharis are removed from a louisiana swamp and studied by a group of. The mummy s tomb 1942 takes place 30 years following the events of hand, with the mummy s ghost 1944 approximately two years after that. The mummy s ghost 1944 the mummy s curse 1944 directors. It is the third and final sequel to that companys the. The mummys curse, we learn, commences 25 years later, but with the location changed, without explanation, to the swamps of louisiana. Mummys ghost, the the mummys curse double feature on dvd 025192140525 from universal.
Plot synopsis at the end of the mummys ghost 1944, kharis, the mummy, lon chaney jr and his eternal love princess ananka evade the pursuing mob and disappear into the swamps of mapletown, massachusetts. The mummys ghost 1944the mummys curse 1944 directors. Son of dracula, the ghost of frankenstein gives a terrific performance in his last whirl as universals kharis, one of his most memorable roles. This time out princess ananka virginia christine comes back to life but cant fully remember why she knows so much about kharis. This page was last edited on 4 february 2019, at 21.
By 1940, over at universal sequels were all the rage. One of the greatest curses that are known is the mummys curse. Reviving once again, kharis goes on another murderous rampage in search of his mistress. One researcher dominic montserrat believes that the tale of the mummy s curse actually originates during the 1820s with an english author and a bizarre theatrical striptease act where state mummies were unwrapped. The mummys curse, lobbycard, virginia christine, lon chaney, jr, 1944. The film was distributed by columbia pictures in the united states on february 17, 1965 also in support of the gorgon.
The mummys ghost and the mummys curse were quite a slog to get through and serve as a return of sorts to the classic mummy formula that started the whole genre. Following the mummys ghost also in 1944, the movie was largely panned by critics. At the turn of the century, luckhurst says, theosophy and the revival of magic, via such lights as madame helena blavatsky and aleister crowley, supercharged the idea of a curse, along with the medical study of hypnosis which somehow became part of the mummy curse rumors, and is, of course, one of the mummys powers in the movies. The mummys ghost was actually made in 1943, see opening credits, but was released theatrically in 1944. Overview of the mummys ghost, 1944, directed by reginald leborg, with john carradine, robert lowery, ramsay ames, at turner classic movies.
Betty kay harding to stop the mummy once and for all. The curse of the mummys tomb was released on october 18, 1964 by columbia picturesblc films in support of the gorgon. The mummys curse 1944 cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. The mummys curse 1944 12 out of 4 twentyplus years after the events in the previous film, another high priest enters the louisiana swamps to bring kharis lon chaney, jr. The mummy s curse is a 1944 american universal pictures horror film, directed by leslie goodwins. In supplemental material, we are reminded that two high priests have come from egypt to the u. Reviving once again, kharis goes on another murderous rampage in search of his mistress princess ananka s reincarnation virginia christine. In 1923, the discovery of king tuts tomb in egypt caused a sensation. Other history pages the discovery of tutankhamun s tomb for kids tutankhamen what is the mummy s curse the rumour of an ancient curse didnt stop howard carter and his men from opening the tomb of king tut. Three years later, he meets with a beautiful librarian, evelyn evy carnahan and her brother, jonathan.896 598 1084 765 1315 327 517 1175 390 1285 1450 1288 762 190 1590 209 809 136 1136 654 230 120 1381 1105 1093 872 1129 242 952 1418 483 676 588 963 670 780 1290 1179