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The Mummy's Ghost Details


The still very undead mummy experiences insane jealousy in this the third of Universal's Kharis thrillers. Although he was thought to have perished in a fire in The Mummy's Tomb (1942), Kharis (Lon Chaney Jr.) is once again wreaking havoc in the town of Mapleton, MA. Sent by the High Priest (George Zucco) to retrieve both Kharis and his ancient love interest, the Princess Ananka, from their resting places at New York's Scripps Museum, Yousef Bey (John Carradine) learns that the princess has turned to dust. Her soul, however, seems to have been reincarnated as Amina Mansouri (Ramsay Ames), an Egyptian exchange student studying with Mapleton Egyptologist professor Norman (Frank Reicher). The latter's experiments with brewing tanna leaves turn ugly when Kharis appears. Soon after, Amina's hair develops grey streaks and she experiences strange and unsettling trances, unsettling especially for boyfriend Tom Hervey (Robert Lowery). Investigating Professor Norman's strange death, Inspector Walgreen (Barton MacLane) sets a trap for Kharis, but the crafty mummy escapes with a prostrate Amina. Hiding in an abandoned mineshaft, Kharis, to his distress, learns that Yousef harbors more than a religious interest in the beautiful Amina and promptly kills him. With the reincarnated but rapidly decaying princess in his arms, the mummy, to the horrors of the townspeople in general and Tom in particular, blithely walks into a nearby swamp and slowly sinks into the quagmire. ~ Hans J. Wollstein, Rovi


Lon Chaney, Jr.
as Kharis, the Mummy
John Carradine
as Egyptian Priest
Ramsay Ames
as Amina Mansouri
Robert Lowery
as Tommy Hervey
Barton MacLane
as Inspector Walgreen
George Zucco
as High Priest
Frank Reicher
as Prof. Norman
Harry Shannon
as Sheriff Elwood
Oscar O'Shea
as Night Watchman, Scripps Museum
Lester Sharpe
as Dr. Ayab
Ramsay Ames
as Princess Ananka
Mira McKinney
as Mrs. Martha Evans
Anthony Warde
as Sheriff's Associate
Dorothy Vaughan
as Mrs. Ada Blake
Bess Flowers
as Mapleton Woman
Eddy Waller
as Ben Evans
Martha Vickers
as Norman's Girl Student
Claire Whitney
as Mrs. Ellen Norman
Ivan Triesault
as Scripp's Museum Guide
John Carradine
as Yousef Bey
Don Barclay
as Student, Tommy's Friend
Emmett Vogan
as the Coroner


Reginald Le Borg
Ben Pivar
Brenda Weisberg
Henry Sucher
William Sickner
Hans Salter
Musical Direction/Supervision
Hans Salter
Composer (Music Score)
Vera West
Costume Designer
Jack P. Pierce