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The Mummy's Tomb [VHS]

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  • Actors: Dick Foran, John Hubbard, Elyse Knox, George Zucco, Wallace Ford
  • Directors: Harold Young
  • Writers: Griffin Jay, Henry Sucher, Neil P. Varnick
  • Producers: Ben Pivar
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Universal
  • VHS Release Date: 4 May 2001
  • Run Time: 58 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • ASIN: B00005BGEE
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 150,062 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Sequel to 'The Mummy's Hand' (1940). Thirty years after the tomb of Princess Ananka was desecrated by Stephen Banning's (Dick Foran) expedition, high priest Andoheb (George Zucco) and the mummified Kharis (Lon Chaney Jr) travel to America to wreak revenge on Banning and his former partner Babe Hanson (Wallace Ford). Followed by 'The Mummy's Ghost' (1944).

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Remembered this film from my kidhood and wanted my family to see it, couldn't find it on DVD so I bought the VHS version and guess what? it wouldn't play so that was a complete and utter waste of time, money and anticipation...shoddy
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4.0 out of 5 stars Underrated... 22 Jun. 2013
By Paul Carruthers - Published on
I have to say, to me this is the most enjoyable of the quartet of Kharis mummy movies. Very atmospheric & not bogged down with any of the annoying comic relief that plagued "The Mummy's Hand".

Lon Chaney makes his debut as Prince Kharis, the living mummy who throttles anyone unfortunate enough to get within his grasp. Particularly enjoyable was the scene where Chaney chases down Wallace Ford's character in an alley & chokes him to death. Sweet retribution for Ford being such an annoyance in "Mummy's Hand".

Also loved that look on Lon's face when he first sees Wallace walking down the street. Even with one eye, you can see & feel the hatred coming out of Kharis. And Turhan Bey makes for an excellent high priest.

I know it's not popular, but "Mummy's Tomb" rates to me as the finest of Universal's 1940s mummy pictures. 4 stars
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3.0 out of 5 stars The Mummy's Revenge 11 Aug. 2011
By Acute Observer - Published on
The Mummy's Tomb, 1942 film

Steven Banning talks about his experiences for the search for Ananaka's tomb. They recycle previous scenes from "The Mummy's Hand" (as per OPA requirements). They could not bring back the mummy. We learn that Andoheb and Klaris survived, and plan to eliminate the entire Banning family (as with some Old World feud). The local cemetery has a new caretaker. "Have it your own way." Klaris is given a new assignment at night. Dogs bark at his approach. Steven is attacked. "He's dead." They analyze that gray dirt. Babe Hanson is sent for; he knows what that gray dust means. Klaris strikes again. These mysterious murders attract newspaper reporters to this New England town.

Hanson tells Dr. Banning to leave immediately. They don't believe him. He talks to reporters. Klaris walks the streets at night and finds Hanson. Will John Banning be called away on duty? Will his fiancé be abducted to provide a bride for Klaris' keeper? The men gather together to hunt for the monster. One man tells about the new caretaker. They leave with torches (like in other monster movies). Can Isabelle be saved? [No one checks the back door.] A gunshot saves Dr. Banning. Burning torches are thrown into the Banning home. John and Isabelle escape. The monster is surrounded by flames. There is a happy ending.

The assumptions in this movie tell about the times. The quality is lower than with "Hand". There will be sequels to this story. A monster never dies as long as people will pay to view a movie about it. Think of "Dracula", "Frankenstein", "Jaws", "Scream", etc.
3.0 out of 5 stars Egyptian Love Letter in The Mummy's Tomb! 23 Jun. 2011
By Critic's Corner - Published on
The Mummy's Tomb

This film is number two of four Mummy films, three done by the late Lon Chaney, Jr. as the silent but very strong Mummy, a guy kept alive by his priests for many generations, 3000 years to be exact, only to have his priests really screw it up in the mid 20th century.

It's the usual tale of men of science delving into things "Man was not meant to know" type of thing. It's also about men who have power over an unstoppable force and use that force for their own ends.

Sounds pretty noble, but this film is a bit on the creaky and corny side and very stereotyped. It's also pretty fun to watch.


The old prof from the previous film tells his tale of death and supernatural nonsense. Then later that day he dies at the hands of the Mummy. The curse is on! Much flashback from the earlier film, The Mummy's Hand, is evident!

One of his former assistants comes to town and someone randomly mentions that there were gray dusty finger marks on old Banning's throat. He yells it's the Mummy! No one believes him.

Where do you go when no one believes you? You go to a bar where a bunch of reporters are hanging out covering the mysterious murder story of course! He blabs to a guy from the New York Sun or some such and the reporter exclaims (not "are you crazy bud") "Wow what a story!" OK, fine.

Our attention turns to Bey, the young protégé of the priest who miraculously survived getting shot several times in the previous movie. Long story. Bey swears he will not be swayed, but one look at Banning's son's fiancé Isobel, well, he wants her for himself. The various images of Isobel in the mind of Bey as she laughs and smiles is really funny stuff.

The end comes, rice is thrown, a marriage results but it's not Bey. You'll have to see the movie to find out what's what.

Bottom Line: It's a sequel to the previous Mummy film and there are plenty of flashbacks and stock footage of camel rides to remind us of the fact. You might just pick up the VHS copies of these three Chaney Mummy films and find out what Universal has done to the Mummy!

This film and the four Mummy films were not sequels to Boris Karloff's film but was clearly an inspiration.

For your Mummy fix, see these corny classics all in ONE DVD collection:

The Mummy - The Legacy Collection (The Mummy/Mummy's Hand/Mummy's Tomb/Mummy's Ghost/Mummy's Curse)T
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2.0 out of 5 stars "The Direction Comes Off Flat........" 24 April 2001
By Decimated1184 - Published on
A film which could have been more than just entertaing, is all lost with a Diretor who refuses to show intrest in the material he was given. Which is more than damaging to the movie than anything else, Sure it's watchable, sure anyone could show enjoyment in it's short-running 71 min span. But the movie becomes to dull, to quickly. It's hard to believe that at the time of this particuarly films' release that it was a box-office winner, and that it headed a double bill, with a much more vastly superior film, which you may know as "Night Monster". God knows what Universal was thinking, but hey, they got what they wanted..good box-office recipts. Good box-office recipts that assured that they had another monster-franchise on their hands, which would eventually crank out 2 more penny-dredfuls. Now the thing that comes to mind is my curisoity that if this film was supposed to be a good commendable film, in the wake in it's well-crafted preddeccor "the mummy's hand(1940), and that it had the cardinal sin and luck of finding such a dull director as Harold Young, i mean i won't deny the fact that the plot is far from inspired, god knows it's not, but I can't help but to think what a much more talented Director would build from his material that he was given here. Say someone like, Joe H. Lewis, an undenibale cult director, with a large number of followers. Lewis would most likely make the most of what he was given,displaying his w stunning dramtic compostions one after another, and at the same time getting the most of the actors. That copuled with the fact that the film had a genious cinemaphtogrpy in Geroge Robinson, the film already a gorgeous one, pictorially wise, could have climed up to minor cult status. But hey, Universal wanted to concentrate more on the bucks and less on the quialty they get what they deserved, and in the end, displaying one less classic in their horror canon. The plot like i said is uninspired to the max: a tepid revenge plot as the mummy goes on a rampage killing off the members of the past expedition, at the same time being displayed in such a flat fashion, only redeemed by some gorgeous lighting and camerwork by Geroge Robinson. Though the perfomances have much to be desired, some of that actors, most notably Dick Foran and Wallace Ford are criminally used, displaying none of the comedic play or even likabity of the previous film, by wasting no time and bumping them off. The rest are cardboard cut-outs. In the end the Mummy Burns to death, and everybody lives happily ever after, thats until Universal cranked out another sequel the following year, The Mummy's Ghost(1943). But that's another story....
Rating: 2-1/2 out of 5
Grade: C 78%
3.0 out of 5 stars The mummy comes to Mapleton, Massachusetts 4 Feb. 2009
By Michael Patrick Boyd - Published on
The Mummy's Tomb is one hour and one minute long and was released in theaters on October 23, 1942. This time around Lon Chaney, Jr. takes over the role of the mummy. It is thirty years into the future from where the Mummy's Hand left off. The High Priest Andoheb has survived being shot at and Kharis has seemed to have found some new bandages, because he was set afire last time around. The High Priest Andoheb has sent his protégée, Mehemet Bey to Mapleton, Massachusetts to kill off the remaining members of the original expedition and the Banning family. Kharis kills three of the four people he is assign to. Mehemet Bey falls in love with Isobel Evans; who is to marry Dr. John Banning, Stephen Banning's son. Kharis kidnaps Isobel and is taken to the cemetery where he is being kept. John rescues Isobel, Mehemt Bey is shot, and Kharis gets caught in a house fire, the end. Throughout the movie, Kharis is unable to use his right leg and arm. At the climatic end, he suddenly regains recovery to do battle. One footnote about this movie, in the Mummy's Hand Wallace Ford character is Babe Jenson and in this movie his last name is now Hanson. This movie seems to go nowhere and the story is almost predictable. This gets a C- from me.
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