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The highpriest of Arkan (George Zucco) sends one of his priests, Yussuf
Bey (John Carradine), from Egypt to America to retrieve Kharis the Mummy
(Lon Chaney jr), who has obviously survived the burning at the end of Mummy's
Tomb, and the mummy of Princess Ananka, who is on display in the
museum of Mapleton, incidently very near of where the mummy lurks about
& kills whoever experiments with his life-giving Tana leaves, &
even a few other townsfolks on the side ...
But once in the mapleton museum, Yussuf Bey & Kharis have to
realize Ananka's mummy is soulless, & Ananka seems to have been reborn
in Egypt-born collegegirl Amina (Ramsay Ames), aso they abduct her ...
Meanwhile in Mapleton an angry mob wants to set a trap for the mummy,
& plan to lure him here by a scientist (Lester Sharpe) experimenting
with tana leaves ... while only Tom (Robert Lowery), Amina's boyfriend,
makes an effort to actually find Amina ...
Meanwhile Yussuf Bey wants to turn Amina into a mummy as a consort for
Kharis, when suddenly he has the stupid idea to instead give her (&
himself) eternal life & make her his bride ... Kharis doesn't like it
one bit, & kills Yussuf Bey. Then he drags Amina, who's growing older
by the minute, to the swamps, with Tom & the angry mob (whichhas since
picked up Tom's trail) in hot pursuit.
In the finale, Kharis & Amina, by now an old woman, sink into the
swamp before the eyes of the helpless townsfolks.
For once, the mummy gets the girl in the end ...
Pretty much a weak remake of the already weak Mummy's
Tomb, again totally lacking any exotic aspects the story might
suggest, again little more than a serialkiller movie with a mummy tagged
on. By and large it's safe to say that in the 1940's, Universal has
lost its touch for the horror genre, with its B-spookers being a rather
sad affair compared to similar, cheaper product from the likes of