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MOVIE OF THE WEEK: Saturday October 13, 2012 - MOVIE - Melodrama "THE MUMMY'S HAND" (1940). As much as THE MUMMY with Karloff is classy and the Chaney mummy movies are loads of fun, this one is my favorite. Lots of action and Tom Tyler is really scary as the Mummy. The effects crew has his eyes "glowing black" in this one and it gave me the "jeepers creepers" as a kid. The cast is wonderful -- Dick Foran, Wally Ford and all the others are very believable and likable. Suggested by Dave Myers, Bryant, IN.
This is my favorite mummy movie. Karloff's is creepy, but not enough mummy for me. Chaney rocks....but, Tom Ty;er's Kharis in THE MUMMY'S HAND did it best for me. Those creepy blacked-out eyes! Yeeeeshhh. Plus, a very likable cast all the way around. And, it really movies with never a dull moment. From beginning to end, this is my favorite mummy movie.
-Ron Adams - Ligonier, PA
Jay " J50smonstakid(:" Maggio, Kingsman, AZ
THE MUMMY'S HAND - My favorite of all the Kharis' movies with THE MUMMY'S GHOST coming
Dick Foran and Wallace Ford (who work well together) joins forces
Donna and I have watched this a lot, especially around Halloween as
Hey Ron, The Mummy"s Hand has always been a favorite of mine.
I like all of the Kharis mummy movies but this is the most entertaining of them all. Tom Tyler as the Mummy does a great job with the help of another great Jack Pierce make-up. It's too bad that this is the only monster movie that he was in that I know of. The rest of the cast do a great job .Dick Foran & Peggy Moran work well together just like they did in "Horror Island." Wallace Ford supplies the comic relief and there is never a dull moment .Of course there is George Zucco doing what he does best as the High Priest. I especially like the fact that this is the only Kharis movie that takes place in Egypt the whole time.
The Kharis movies may not rank up there with the Frankenstein, Dracula & Wolf Man movies but they are a fun series of movies to watch.
On another note: with the passing of Turhan Bey, we think about all these old movies we watched as a kid and continue to watch today. There are not many of these old stars left anymore but as we watched them perform these roles we almost feel like we knew them. I thought he was great as the High priest in "The Mummy's Tomb." To me as a monster fan his passing is kind of like losing an old friend!
-Dave Myers, Bryant, In.
THE MUMMY'S HAND may not be one of the great Universal horror films but it
I love the rat-a-tat pace of this film. It just hums along from one sequence to
Usually in a horror movie, I get impatient with the exposition and can't wait
And, wow, Peggy Moran sure was a cutie!
I also like the lean, mean look of Tom Tyler as Kharis. It's a pity that
I love the scene in which George Zucco explains to Professor Petrie how Kharis
This film has an interesting variation on the tana leave mythology too—if given
Until I watched the film again a few years ago, I had forgotten that great
I really love those music cues. I think they were written for SON OF
The film utilizes some wonderful sets too. These were obviously borrowed from
THE MUMMY'S HAND is one of my go-to Saturday afternoon movies. I'd gladly spend
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