The Mummy (1932)
Directed by Karl Freund
Boris Karloff as Imhotep
Zita Johann as Helen Grosvenor
David Manners as Frank Whemple
Arthur Byron as Sir Joseph Whemple
Edward Van Sloan as Dr Muller
Bramwell Fletcher as Ralph Norton
Noble Johnson as The Nubian
Kathryn Byron as Frau Muller
Leonard Mudie as Professor Pearson
James Crane as The Pharaoh
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An old Egyptian priest by the name of Imhotep comes back to life after an archaeological exploration discovers his mummy, ignoring the information about it giving out a spell that could last for the rest of their lives. Imhotep runs away from the group that discovered him and wanders around Cairo to find the spirit of his old lover Princess Ankh-es-en-amon, with the Scroll of Thoth in his possession.
Ten years pass Imhotep finds two archaeologists, informing them his name is Ardath Bey. From there he heads the way in showing them where to dig Ankh-es-en-amon's grave. The archaeologists discover the grave and provide the Cairo Museum with their findings. They are appreciative to Imhotep for his help in finding the mummy.
Imhotep finds Helen Grosvenor who looks just like the Princess. He plans to mummify her and make her his wife, despite being mummified alive once for trying to bring her back to life. He does not get his way, for her memory returns and she prays to the goddess Isis to keep her alive. This results in Isis appearing and destroying the scroll that maintains Imhotep alive. He then dies.
Actors: Boris Karloff