Friday, October 10, 2014

The Mummy's Tomb (1942)
The Mummy's Tomb (1942) Poster

*** out of 5

This sequel sees several of the cast of the previous film return, but mostly just as a segue into the story that takes place some 20-30 years after the last film. Dick Foran is aged up and spends the first 14 minutes or so recapping in detail the story of The Mummy's Hand, before being killed off by the revenge-seeking lackey of the aged George Zucco character (who somehow survived being shot 3 times at point-blank range and falling down a long long flight of stone stairs). The tone of this film greatly reduces the humor and plays itself out more seriously, but the mummy (as played by Lon Chaney) is given little to distinguish itself as a real character, but is merely the means of execution chosen by the villain, played by Turhan Bey.

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