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^Òs tomb.Written by
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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. See more »
When the archaeologists are discussing the well preserved Mummy, one remarks that he was embalmed very well. Since Karris was buried alive, he was not embalmed. But at this point in the film, they couldn't have known that. See more »
One of a long long list of remakes of the original The Mummy (1932) and the first of 4 movies within the first Mummy franchise.
Now what struck me immediatly was the fact that the production values and general appearance of the movie are considerably weaker than the original which you wouldn't expect since it was made almost a decade later.
Second though advertised as a horror it most certainly isn't, this is closer to a comedy by far especially since our two leads crack wise from start to finish and much of it is really quite ahead of its time.
Once again we see an expedition go terribly wrong as a mummy rises from the dead and.........you know the rest.
Though it all looks pretty terrible the acting and writing is better than the original and though I'd certainly not say The Mummy's Hand is a good film I can definetly see the appeal.
Some great characters
Some great writing and great comedy
Has a real charm
Looks even more dated than the 1932 original
Fall apart in the final act
Things I Learnt From This Movie:
Even our comedic leads were more convincing than Tom Cruise in the 2017 remake
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