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The Mummy's Ghost(1944)

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According to Hollywood Reporter, actress Acquanetta was originally cast in the role of "Amina Mansouri," but after suffering from fainting spells on the first day of shooting, was replaced by Ramsay Ames. Modern sources, however, state that Acquanetta fell and struck her head on the set and suffered a concussion which required her hospitalization. To prevent any delay in shooting, associate producer Ben Pivar then brought in Universal contract player Ames. In an interview published by modern sources, Acquanetta claimed that non-union crew members placed real rocks on the set, instead of papier-mach ones, and it was on one of those rocks that she struck her head during filming, suffering permanent disabilities. Modern sources include David Bruce (Voice of radio actor) to the cast. The Mummy's Ghost was the fourth film in Universal's "The Mummy" series, and the third to feature the character of "Kharis." It was followed by another 1944 release The Mummy's Curse (see entry above). For additional information on the series, please consult the Series Index and see the entry for The Mummy (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1931-40; F3.2980).