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The Mummy(1932)

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  • Henry Victor appears in the credits of the film as "Saxon Warrior," yet he never actually appears in the movie. The Saxon Warrior was part of a long flashback sequence showing all the heroine's past lives from ancient Egypt to the present. The sequence was cut from the final film.
  • 'Ardath Bey' (the name Imhotep assumes after his exhumation) is an anagram of 'Death by Ra' (Ra is the Egyptian sun-god).
  • Boris Karloff based his mummy on that of Ramses III and spent eight hours putting on his makeup.
  • The ring Boris Karloff uses has been in the possession of 'Forrest J. Ackerman' for many decades (he wears it).
  • A lengthy and complicated re-incarnation scene, so important to the plot, never made it into the film because such scenes were banned from the screen by the Hays Code. This did upset many people, including the film's leading actress, Zita Johann, who was a firm believer in re-incarnation.

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