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Encyclopedia > The Mummy (1932 film)
The Mummy

The Mummy 1932 DVD cover
Directed by Karl Freund
Produced by Carl Laemmle Jr.
Written by John L. Balderston
Starring Boris Karloff
Zita Johann
David Manners
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date(s) December 22 1932 (U.S. release)
Running time 73 min
Language English
Followed by The Mummy's Hand (1940)
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Boris Karloff as Ardath Bey AKA Prince Imhotep in The Mummy.
Boris Karloff as Ardath Bey AKA Prince Imhotep in The Mummy.
Title card from The Mummy.
Title card from The Mummy.

The Mummy is a 1932 horror film directed by Karl Freund, starring Boris Karloff as an Ancient Egyptian prince, Imhotep, whose mummy is inadvertently revived by a member of an archaeological expedition and who, using the name Ardath Bey (an anagram of 'Death by Ra'), prowls Cairo seeking the reincarnation of the soul of his ancient lover, Princess Ankh-es-en-amon. Image File history File links The_Mummy_1932_DVD_cover. ... Karl W. Freund (January 16, 1890-May 3, 1969) was a German cinematographer who worked on over 100 films, including Metropolis (1927), Dracula (1931), and Key Largo (1948). ... Boris Karloff (November 23, 1887 in East Dulwich, London, England – February 2, 1969) was an English actor best known for his roles in horror films. ... Zita Johann (14 July 1904 in Temesvar, Austria-Hungary - 20 September 1993) was a Hungarian-born American actress, known for her role as Princess Ankhesenamón in Karl Freunds 1932 film version of The Mummy. ... David Manners as Jonathan Harker in Dracula (1931). ... Universal Pictures is the main motion picture production/distribution arm of Universal Studios, a subsidiary of NBC Universal. ... December 22 is the 356th day of the year (357th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... See also: 1931 in film 1932 1933 in film 1930s in film years in film film // Events Shirley Temples film career begins Disney released Flowers and Trees their first cartoon in three-strip Technicolor film. ... The Mummys Hand (1940) is a Universal Pictures horror film released in 1940. ... Image File history File links Karloffmummy. ... Image File history File links Mummytitle. ... 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will take you to a full 1932 calendar). ... DVD cover showing horror characters as depicted by Universal Studios. ... Karl W. Freund (January 16, 1890-May 3, 1969) was a German cinematographer who worked on over 100 films, including Metropolis (1927), Dracula (1931), and Key Largo (1948). ... Boris Karloff (November 23, 1887 in East Dulwich, London, England – February 2, 1969) was an English actor best known for his roles in horror films. ... Khafres Pyramid (4th dynasty) and Great Sphinx of Giza (c. ... Statuette of Imhotep in the Louvre Imhotep (sometimes spelled Immutef, Im-hotep, or Ii-em-Hotep, Egyptian ) is the first architect and physician known by name in written history. ... A mummy is a corpse whose skin and dried flesh have been preserved by either intentional or accidental exposure to chemicals, extreme cold or dryness, or airlessness. ... Archaeology, archeology, or archology (from the Greek words αρχαίος = ancient and λόγος = word/speech/discourse) is the study of human cultures through the recovery, documentation and analysis of material remains and environmental data, including architecture, artifacts, biofacts, human remains, and landscapes. ... Cairos location in Egypt Coordinates: Governor Dr. Abdul Azim Wazir Area    - City 210 km²  - Metro 1,492 km² Population    - City (2005) 7,438,376  - Density 35,420/km²  - Urban 10,834,495  - Metro 15,200,000 Time zone EET (UTC+2) EEST (UTC+3) Cairo (Arabic: ‎ translit: ), It comes... According to Hinduism, every living being is an eternally existing spirit (the soul or the self). ... The soul, according to many religious and philosophical traditions, is a self-aware ethereal substance particular to a unique living being. ...


A 1959 British film entitled "The Mummy", starring Christopher Lee in the title role, was actually a remake of two later Universal horror films about a different living mummy, Kharis, entitled The Mummy's Hand and The Mummy's Tomb. 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Christopher Frank Carandini Lee, CBE (born May 27, 1922 in Belgravia, London) is a legendary and prolific English actor known for his versatility, his professional longevity, and his distinctive basso delivery. ... The Mummys Hand (1940) is a Universal Pictures horror film released in 1940. ... The Mummys Tomb is the 1942 sequel to The Mummys Hand (1940). ...

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Plot Summary

An ancient Egyptian priest comes back from the dead due to an ancient life giving spell that was accidentally read by an archaeologist who discovered him. The title character seeks his love for whom he was mummified alive for attempting to resurrect, and mistakes a beautiful young woman for her and attempts to make her his bride, and also attempts to mummify her, so she can be reborn as he was. In the end the archaeologists stop Imhotep (The Priest) from doing so by burning the scroll which contained the spell that gave him life and he dissolves away into dust.


Trivia

  • Although the Mummy wasn't on screen for more than ten minutes, Boris Karloff wore a whole body suit for the short time he was on screen.
  • The Mummy very closely parallels the studio's classic from the year before, Dracula, with almost identical scenes, some of the same cast members in extremely similar roles (David Manners and Edward Van Sloan), and Dracula cinematographer Karl Freund as director. Some critics have called The Mummy an instant remake of Dracula, produced so the studio could cash in. The Mummy was not based on an earlier novel or play.

Karl W. Freund (January 16, 1890-May 3, 1969) was a German cinematographer who worked on over 100 films, including Metropolis (1927), Dracula (1931), and Key Largo (1948). ... Friedrich Anton Christian Lang (December 5, 1890 – August 2, 1976) was an Austrian-American-jewish film director, screenwriter and occasional film producer, one of the best known émigrés from Germanys school of expressionism. ... Metropolis is a very early science fiction film that was produced in Germany during the brief years of the Weimar Republic. ... Charles Albert Browning, Jr. ... Dracula is a 1931 horror film produced by Universal Pictures Co. ... Bela Lugosi as Dracula United States stamp. ... I Love Lucy, a CBS television sitcom that aired in the 1950s, was the most popular American sitcom of its generation and is still considered by viewers and experts alike to be one of the greatest television series of all time. ... Lucille Désirée Ball (August 6, 1911 – April 26, 1989) was an iconic American actress, comedian and star of the landmark sitcom I Love Lucy, a four time Emmy Award winner (awarded 1953, 1956, 1967, 1968) and charter member of the Television Hall of Fame. ... Desi Arnaz (born Desiderio Alberto Arnaz y de Acha, III) (March 2, 1917 – December 2, 1986) was a Cuban-American musician, actor, comedian and television producer. ... Dracula is a 1931 horror film produced by Universal Pictures Co. ... David Manners as Jonathan Harker in Dracula (1931). ... Edward Van Sloan (November 1, 1881 - March 6, 1964) was a film character actor remembered for his roles in Universal Studios horror films. ... A cinematographer (from cinema photographer) is one photographing with a motion picture camera (the art and science of which is known as cinematography). ... Karl W. Freund (January 16, 1890-May 3, 1969) was a German cinematographer who worked on over 100 films, including Metropolis (1927), Dracula (1931), and Key Largo (1948). ... Metallica is an American heavy metal band, formed on October 28, 1981. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

External links

The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information about actors, films, television shows, video games and production crew personnel. ... All Movie Guide is a free-access, commercial database for information about films and television programs and their actors. ... The Terror Trap is a website featuring horror film information, reviews and galleries. ...

See also

Universal Pictures horror movie series
Dracula
Dracula (1931) | Dracula's Daughter (1936) | Son of Dracula (1943) | House of Frankenstein (1944) | House of Dracula (1945) | Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)
Frankenstein
Frankenstein (1931) | Bride of Frankenstein (1935) | Son of Frankenstein (1939) | The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942) | Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943) | House of Frankenstein (1944) | House of Dracula (1945) | Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)
The Wolf Man
The Wolf Man (1941) | Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943) | House of Frankenstein (1944) | House of Dracula (1945) | Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)
The Mummy
The Mummy (1932) | The Mummy's Hand (1940) | The Mummy's Tomb (1942) | The Mummy's Ghost (1944) | The Mummy's Curse (1944) | Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955)
The Invisible Man
The Invisible Man (1933) | The Invisible Man Returns (1940) | The Invisible Woman (1940) | Invisible Agent (1942) | The Invisible Man's Revenge (1944) | Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948) | Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man (1951)
The Creature from the Black Lagoon
Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) | Revenge of the Creature (1955) | The Creature Walks Among Us (1956)
Edgar Allan Poe
Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932) | The Black Cat (1934) | The Raven (1935)
Other notable films
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923) | The Phantom of the Opera (1925) | Werewolf of London (1935) | Phantom of the Opera (1943) | She-Wolf of London (1946)
Horror Icons In Film
Classic: The Creature | Dracula | Frankenstein's monster | The Mummy |
Count Orlok | The Wolf Man
Modern: Norman Bates | Chucky | Ghostface | Jigsaw | Freddy Krueger |
Leatherface | Hannibal Lecter | Michael Myers | Pinhead | Jason Voorhees |

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The Mummy (1999 film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1363 words)
The Mummy is a film written and directed in 1999 by Stephen Sommers and starring Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz, with Arnold Vosloo as the reanimated mummy of the title.
It is a loose remake of The Mummy (1932), which starred Boris Karloff as the mummy.
In the original release of The Mummy in England, around 5-10 seconds of footage was cut during the hanging scene in the Egyptian prison, including a single line from the Prison Warden.
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