The Mummy’s Ghost (1944)

35mm film, black and white, 1.37:1
mono, English

An American horror film directed by Reginald LeBorg.

Plot Summary

Egyptian high priest Yousef Bey travels to America to find the bodies of the Egyptian princess Ananka and the living mummy Kharis. He finds that Ananka has been reincarnated and lays plans to abduct the young woman who he believes now houses her spirit. But Kharis may not be as easy to control as Bey had believed.


* = uncredited

Directed by: Reginald LeBorg
Copyright MCMXLIV [1944] by Universal Pictures Company, Inc.
Universal presents a Universal picture
Associate Producer: Ben Pivar
Screenplay: Griffin Jay, Henry Sucher, Brenda Weisberg
Original Story: Griffin Jay and Henry Sucher
Director of Photography: William Sickner
Film Editor: Saul Goodkind
Musical Director: H.J. Salter
Music: Frank Skinner *
Stock Music: Ralph Freed *, Charles Previn *, Hans J. Salter *
Sound Director: Bernard B. Brown
Technician: Jess Moulin
Western Electric Recording
Gowns: Vera West
Make-Up Artist: Jack Pierce
Special Make Up: Jack P. Pierce *
Art Direction: John B. Goodman, Abraham Grossman
Set Decorations: R.A. Gausman [real name: Russell A. Gausman], L.R. Smith

John Carradine (Yousef Bey)
Robert Lowery (Tom Hervey)
Ramsay Ames (Amina [Mansori])
Barton MacLane (Inspector Walgreen)
George Zucco (high priest [Andoheb])
Lon Chaney as Kharis
Frank Reicher (Professor [Matthew] Norman)
Harry Shannon (sheriff [Elwood])
Emmett Vogan (coroner)
Lester Sharpe (Doctor Ayad)
Claire Whitney (Mrs [Ella] Norman)
Oscar O'Shea ([Scripps Museum] watchman)
Steve Barclay [Tom's classmate] *
David Bruce [radio announcer] *
Caroline Cooke [townswoman] *
Bess Flowers [scared pedestrian] *
Fay Holderness [woman] *
Mira McKinney [Mrs Martha Evans] *
Jack Rockwell [2nd deputy] *
Jack C. Smith [Deputy Joe] *
Pietro Sosso [priest] *
Ivan Triesault [Scripps Museum guide] *
Dorothy Vaughan [Mrs Ada Blake] *
Carl Vernell [student] *
Martha Vickers [Miss McLean] *
Eddy Waller [Ben Evans] *
Anthony Warde [detective at museum] *

Alternative Titles

El espectro de la momia – Argentina
A Múmia Fantasma – Portugal
Mumiens ande – Sweden
The Mummy's Return – working title

Sequel to
The Mummy (1932)
The Mummy's Hand (1940)
The Mummy's Tomb (1942)

The Mummy's Curse (1944)

Extracts included in
100 Years of Horror (1996)
Coming Soon (1982)
Mummy Dearest: A Horror Tradition Unearthed (1999)



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