The Mummy’s Tomb (1942)

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

An American horror film directed by Harold Young.

Plot Summary

Egyptian high priest Andoheb takes the living mummy Kharis to the USA in search of the team of archaeologists who desecrated the tomb of the Princess Ananka thirty years before. One by one the scientists are murdered.


Directed by: Harold Young
Copyright MCMXLII [1942] by Universal Pictures Company, Inc.
Universal presents a Universal picture
Associate Producer: Ben Pivar
Screenplay: Griffin Jay, Henry Sucher
Original Story: Neil P. Varnick
Assistant Director: Charles Gould
Director of Photography: George Robinson
Film Editor: Milton Carruth
Musical Director: H.J. Salter
Sound Director: Bernard B. Brown
Technician: William Schwartz
Western Electric Recording
Gowns: Vera West
Make-Up Artist: Jack P. Pierce
Art Director: Jack Otterson
Associate: Ralph M. DeLacy
Set Decorations: R.A. Gausman [real name: Russell A. Gausman]
Associate: J. Andrew Gilmore

Lon Chaney (Kharis)
Dick Foran (Stephen Banning)
John Hubbard (Dr John Banning)
Elyse Knox (Isobel Evans)
George Zucco (Andoheb)
Wallace Ford (Babe Hanson)
Turhan Bey (Mehemet Bey)

Alternative Titles

Mumiens grav – Sweden
La tombe de la momie – France
O Túmulo da Múmia – Portugal

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

The Mummy's Ghost (1944)
The Mummy's Curse (1944)
Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955)

Includes extracts from
Frankenstein (1931)
Green Hell (1940)
The Mummy (1932)
The Mummy's Hand (1940)

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



  • Castle of Frankenstein no.19 p.42
  • Motion Picture Herald vol.149 no.4 (24 October 1942)
  • Sight and Sound vol.11 no.8 (August 2001) p.62 – video review (Homemovies: reviews by Geoffrey Macnab)


  • After Dracula: The 1930s Horror Film by Alison Peirse pp.25
  • The Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Horror by Phil Hardy (ed.) p.80
  • Censored Screams: The British Ban on Hollywood Horror in the Thirties by Tom Johnson p.160 – note
  • A Critical Guide to Horror Film Series by Ken Hanke pp.55-56; 57
  • 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.266
  • The Horror Factory by Bruce Dettman and Michael Bedford pp.94-96 – article
  • Horrorshows: The A-Z of Horror in Film, TV, Radio and Theatre by Gene Wright p.210 – credits, review
  • The Monster Movies of Universal Studios by James L. Neibaur pp.103-107 – 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.337-338
  • Universal Horrors by Michael Brunas, John Brunas, Tom Weaver – article
  • Universal Studios Monsters: A Legacy of Horror by Michael Mallory pp.116-120 – illustrated article