The Mummy (1932)


This a Covid-19 2020 minireview!

“Beg your pardon, I dislike to be touched… an Eastern prejudice.” – Imhotep

Number of Times Seen – 1 (3 Jun 2020)

Brief Synopsis – After the mummy of an Egyptian ruler is awoken, he does all he can to try and find his long lost love.

Bottom Line – Interesting version of this classic tale that works much better than one might expect given the kind of special effects that were used in the 1930’s.  Boris Karloff is great as the title character and helps make things work even better. The story is relatively short, but is still quite effective in dealing with this kind of horror story.  This classic tale is still fun to watch after nearly 90 years. Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Throughout the film’s production, there was great tension between Zita Johann and director Karl Freund, who disliked each other immensely. According to Johann, on the first day of filming Freund attempted to portray her to the producers as a temperamental actress who was very hard to work with. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (7/10)

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