THE MUMMY (Theatrical Release USA 1932)

 Ben Meyers’ Rating: 3.7|5.0 Starsììì 

The Mummy—good/okay—has stilted, unnatural acting. The same film, remade in the late 1990s with Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz, far surpasses this film in every way. 

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia 


A mummy returns and desires to reunite with the love of his life.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Karl Freund for directing effort. Thank you to Producer Carl Laemmle Jr. for making the film possible. Cast includes Boris Karloff, Zita Johann, David Manners, Edward van Sloan, and  Arthur Byron

Buy a ticket
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Maybe. It’s interesting to compare the same story repeated in 1999 with Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz to see how the same story with different framing can completely change the intent and purpose of entertainment. The only real value in watching the older version is to see the difference between the two movies. While the Fraser movie works naturally with a type of free flow, the original release is stylized and stilted.

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