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The Mummy "Kharis" Films (1940's)
Universal Pictures films feature ancient Egyptian medal
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The four 1940's Universal Pictures "Mummy" films all featured a living Egyptian mummy named Kharis:
"The Mummy's Hand" (1940), "The Mummy's Tomb" (1942),
"The Mummy's Ghost" (1944), and "The Mummy's Curse" (1944),
All of these films were about an Egyptian cult protecting the tomb of the 3,000 year old
Egyptian princess Ananka and killing archaelogists who desecrate the tomb.
The cult leader or high priest wears a medal or amulet as a symbol of his position.
The priest uses Kharis, a living mummy, as his assistant.
For various reasons, the cult kidnaps a modern young girl to use in their rituals.
Mummy Films medal
1. The medal or amulet (from "The Mummy's Ghost")
The medal is about the size of a United States silver dollar,
one side has Egyptian heiroglyphics on it, the other side is blank.
Mummy's Hand
2. The Mummy's Hand - High Priest holding medal (George Zucco)
The back side of the medal is shown here, it is blank.
Mummy's Hand
3. The Mummy's Hand - Girl in trouble (Peggy Moran)
Mummy's Tomb
4. The Mummy's Tomb - High Priest holding medal (Turhan Bey)
Mummy's Tomb
5. The Mummy's Tomb - Girl in trouble (Elyse Knox)
Mummy's Ghost
6. The Mummy's Ghost - High Priest holding medal (John Carradine)
Mummy's Ghost
7. The Mummy's Ghost - Girl in trouble (Ramsay Ames)
Mummy's Curse
8. The Mummy's Curse - High Priest holding medal (Peter Coe)
Mummy's Curse
9. The Mummy's Curse - Girl in trouble (Virginia Christine)
The Mummy's Hand (1940)
Director: Christy Cabanne
Writers: Griffin Jay, Maxwell Shane
George Zucco as Professor Andoheb (the priest)
Peggy Moran as Marta Solvani
Tom Tyler as Kharis (the mummy)
Dick Foran as Steve Banning
Wallace Ford as Babe Jenson
The Mummy's Tomb (1942)
Director: Harold Young
Writers: Neil P. Varnick, Griffin Jay, Henry Sucher
Turhan Bey as Mehemet Bey (the priest)
Elyse Knox as Isobel Evans
Lon Chaney Jr as Kharis (the mummy)
Dick Foran as Stephen Banning
John Hubbard as Dr. John Banning
The Mummy's Ghost (1944)
Director: Reginald Le Borg
Writers: Griffin Jay, Henry Sucher, Brenda Weisberg
John Carradine as Yousef Bey (the priest)
Ramsay Ames as Amina Mansouri / Ananka
Lon Chaney Jr as Kharis (the mummy)
The Mummy's Curse (1944)
Director: Leslie Goodwins
Writers: Bernard Schubert,Leon Abrams, Dwight V. Babcock, Oliver Drake
Peter Coe as Dr. Ilzor Zandaab (the priest)
Virginia Christine as Princess Ananka
Lon Chaney Jr as Kharis (the mummy)
Kay Harding as Betty
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