|release date||December 22 1932|
|writer||Nina Wilcox Putnam, Richard Schayer|
|starring||Boris Karloff, Zita Johann, David Manners, Arthur Byron|
|tagline||It comes to life!|
|trailer 1||Trailer #1|
SynopsisIn 1921 a field expedition in Egypt discovers the mummy of ancient Egyptian prince Im-Ho-Tep, who was condemned and buried alive for sacrilege. Also found in the tomb is the Scroll of Thoth, which can bring the dead back to life. One night a young member of the expedition reads the Scroll out loud, and then goes insane, realizing that he has brought Im-Ho-Tep back to life. Ten years later, disguised as a modern Egyptian, the mummy attempts to reunite with his lost love, an ancient princess who has been reincarnated into a beautiful young woman.
As far as all of the classic Universal Monsters this film was always my favorite. Boris Karloff plays the cursed and ancient Im-Ho-Tep who is “unearthed” by British archeologists. His main goal is to find his reincarnated princess Anck-es-an-Amon, whom he finds in Helen Grosvenor (played by the at the time “exotic” actress Zita Johann). Enter an archeologist by the name of Frank Whemple (Played by David Manners) who also loves Helen, thus making Im-Ho-Tep step in and attempt to wipe out anyone who would get in his way to his immortal beloved. …Read More