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The Mummy (1932)

An Egyptian mummy searches Cairo for the girl he thinks is his long-lost princess.
(NR, 73 min.)


Wednesday, November 2, 2022

7:00 PM

This event is Free courtesy of Missouri State University's CHPA, Department of History, and Department of Media, Journalism, and Film. Tickets are first come first serve and will be available at the Moxie box office the week of the event.

Celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the discovery of King Tut's tomb by watching a movie inspired by the "curse of the mummy" followed by a panel discussion by four Missouri State University Faculty Experts (8:30-9p).

The Missouri State University faculty panel includes:
Egyptologist Dr. Julia Troche

Ancient Historian and Professor of Global Studies Dr. Bryan Brinkman
(World Languages and Cultures)

Archaeologist and Classicist Dr. Kristin Harper
(World Languages and Cultures)

Media Theory and Criticism Professor Dr. Holly Holladay
(Media, Journalism, and Film)

Synopsis: A team of British archaeologists led by Sir Joseph Whemple (Arthur Byron) discover the mummified remains of the ancient Egyptian prince Imhotep (Boris Karloff), along with the legendary scroll of Thoth. When one of the archaeologists recites the scroll aloud, Imhotep returns to life, but escapes. Several years later, Imhotep has taken on the guise of a wealthy man, as he searches Egypt for his lost love, who he believes has been reincarnated as the lovely Helen Grosvenor (Zita Johann). [RT]

Starring: Boris Karloff, Zita Johann, David Manners
Director: Karl Freund
Genre(s): Fantasy, Horror

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"An eerie, weirdly moving film about loneliness and the persistence of history."

— Keith Phipps, AV Club

"A sombre and atmospheric depiction of eternal passion and occult reincarnation."

— Geoff Andrew, Time Out