The Mummy’s Hand (1940)

67m, 6 reel
35mm film, black and white, 1.37:1
mono, English

An American horror film directed by Christy Cabanne.

Plot Summary

uncover the tomb of the Egyptian princess Ananka. But before they can start removing the artifacts they find there, they have to deal with the guardians of the tomb, a sinister high priest and the living mummy Kharis.


* = uncredited

Directed by: Christy Cabanne
Copyright MCMXL [1940] by Universal Pictures Company, Inc.
Universal presents a Universal picture
Produced by: Ben Pivar
Screen Play: Griffin Jay, Maxwell Shane
Original Story: Griffin Jay
Treatment Contributor: Ben Pivar *
Assistant Director: Vaughn Paul *
Director of Photography: Elwood Bredell
Film Editor: Philip Cahn
Music: Hans J. Salter *, Frank Skinner *
Musical Director: H.J. Salter
Sound Supervisor: Bernard B. Brown
Technician: Charles Carroll
Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording
Gowns: Vera West
Make-up: Jack P. Pierce *
Art Director: Jack Otterson
Associate: Ralph M. DeLacy
Set Decorations: R.A. Gausman

Dick Foran (Steve Banning)
Peggy Moran (Marta Solvani)
Wallace Ford (Babe Jenson)
Eduardo Cianelli (The High Priest)
George Zucco (Professor Andoheb)
Cecil Kelloway (The Great Solvani)
Charles Trowbridge (Dr Petrie)
Tom Tyler (the mummy [Kharis])
Siegfried Arno (the beggar)
Eddie Foster (Egyptian)
Harry Stubbs (bartender)
Michael Mark (bazaar owner)
Mara Tartar (girl vendor)
Leon Belasco (Ali)
Jerry Frank, Ken Terrell [Egyptian thugs] *
Frank Lackteen, Murdock MacQuarrie [temple priests] *

Alternative Titles

A Main de la momie – France
A Mão da Múmia – Portugal
Mumiens hämnd – Sweden

Sequel to
The Mummy (1932)

The Mummy's Tomb (1942)
The Mummy's Ghost (1944)
The Mummy's Curse (1944)

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

Includes extracts from
Green Hell (1940)

See also
The Mummy (1959)
The Mummy Lives (1993)
The Tomb (1986)



  • Castle of Frankenstein no.19 p.42
  • Monthly Film Bulletin vol.8 no.87 (March 1941) p.33
  • Scary Dreams no.5 (Autumn 1998) pp.14-18 – illustrated article (The Mummy's Hand by John Soister)
  • Today's Cinema vol.56 no.4539 (5 March 1941)


  • After Dracula: The 1930s Horror Film by Alison Peirse pp.25-27
  • The Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Horror by Phil Hardy (ed.) p.75-76
  • A Critical Guide to Horror Film Series by Ken Hanke pp.53-55; 57
  • Fear Itself: Horror on Screen and in Reality During the Depression and World War II by Melvin E. Matthews Jr pp.114
  • Feature Films, 1940-1949: A United States Filmography by Alan G. Fetrow p.325
  • Horror and Science Fiction Films II by Donald C. Willis p.265
  • The Horror Factory by Bruce Dettman and Michael Bedford pp.81-82 – article
  • Horrorshows: The A-Z of Horror in Film, TV, Radio and Theatre by Gene Wright p.208-209  – illustrated credits, review
  • The Monster Movies of Universal Studios by James L. Neibaur pp.70-74 – illustrated credits, article
  • by Walt Lee p.319 – credits
  • Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Film Sequels, Series, and Remakes by Kim R. Holston and Tom Winchester p.336-337
  • Universal Horrors – article by Michael Brunas, John Brunas, Tom Weaver
  • Universal Studios Monsters: A Legacy of Horror by Michael Mallory pp.113-116 – illustrated article
  • Unsung Horrors by Eric McNaughton & Darrell Buxton (eds) pp.410-411 – illustrated review (by Martin Dollard)