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Mummy, The (1932) Movie Information

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Karl Freund


Boris Karloff
Zita Johann
David Manners
Edward Van Sloan
Bramwell Fletcher
Arthur Byron





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A group of archaeologists uncover a tomb containing the Scroll of Thoth. One man opens the scroll and goes mad when he discovers it brought an ancient mummy back to life. Now free, the mummy seeks the companionship of his ancient lover, whom he believes is reborn in the body of a young half-Egyptian woman.

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Leighann Paige 04/04/2016 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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After centuries of being sealed away, an ancient mummy returns to life and seeks his lover who's been reborn as someone else. Despite the length of the film, the story pretty solid. Most of the characters come off as one-dimensional in the beginning, but they all, to some extent, hold some depth. This is especially true for the female lead who, though a damsel in distress, ends up being stronger than most of the male cast. However, the ending of The Mummy irked me. Once the climax was resolved, the film just ended. There wasn't a sense of closure. I realize The Mummy is early in film history, but storytelling has been around for centuries. I don't understand why they ended it that way. Still, The Mummy is something film fans should see.

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Alaine 12/12/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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The original. Seems like way more than 72 minutes. Dreamy, moody, mysterious. Superior to all the remakes (though the Brandon Fraser one is fun and action-packed). .

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