The 1944 Universal Studios “Mummy” feature film installment was directed by veteran director Leslie Goodwins, who directed numerous feature film and TV productions throughout his career. Some of Goodwins’ productions include the RKO Radio Pictures “Mexican Spitfire” comedic film series with Lupe Velez and Leon Errol from 1939–43, the Universal horror-comedy farce with Anne Gwynne and Donald Cook, “Murder in the Blue Room” (1943) and various episodes of “Maverick,” “My Favorite Martian” and “Gilligan’s Island.”
This will mark Sven’s fourth big broadcast of “The Mummy’s Curse” (1944) on Me-TV. He previously showcased Goodwins’ 1944 Universal classic “Mummy” monster franchise installment back in May 2012*, May 2013 and Dec. 2017.
Who was in Leslie Goodwins’ Universal “Mummy” monster production of “The Mummy’s Curse” (1944)?
The players who appeared in Leslie Goodwins’ “The Mummy’s Curse” (1944) were Lon Chaney Jr. (as the “Mummy” Kharis; the junior Chaney previously appeared as the “Mummy” Kharis in two earlier classic Universal “Mummy” monster masterpiece features; Harold Young’s 1942 production of “The Mummy’s Tomb” and Reginald Le Borg’s 1944 production of “The Mummy’s Ghost”), Virginia Christine (as Princess Ananka, Christine later appeared in Jean Yarbrough’s 1946 classic Universal horror thriller masterpiece with Rondo Hatton, “House of Horrors” and later appeared in Folgers Coffee commercials in the role of “Mrs. Olson”) Peter Coe (as Dr. Ilzor Zandaab), Kay Harding (as Betty Walsh), Holmes Herbert (as Dr. Cooper), Napoleon Simpson (as Goobie), Dennis Moore (as Dr. James Halsey), Martin Kosleck (as Ragheb), Addison Richards (as Pat Walsh), Kurt Katch (as Cajun Joe), Ann Codee (in an uncredited role as Tante Berthe), William Farnum (as Sacristan), Charles Stevens (as Achilles) and “flashback” cameo uncredited footage segments of Boris Karloff (in flashback sequences as the “Mummy” Imhotep from Karl Freund’s original 1932 Universal classic monster masterpiece production of “The Mummy”) and Tom Tyler (in flashback sequences as the “Mummy” Kharis in Christy Cabanne’s 1940 Universal classic “Mummy” masterpiece sequel, “The Mummy’s Hand”).