“The Mummy” (1932) was directed by veteran cinematographer Karl Freund. Freund was also known for his cinematography for Fritz Lang’s German silent sci-fi production of “Metropolis” (1927) and for Tod Browning’s landmark Universal monster adaptation of Bram Stoker‘s “Dracula” (1931) with Bela Lugosi.
In addition to working on numerous feature film productions throughout his career in the field of cinema, Freund later developed the 35mm three-camera film setup for television production (with three simultaneous cameras) in the early 1950s for Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball’s Desilu Productions (for the couple’s popular 1951-57 CBS network sitcom, “I Love Lucy”).
This will mark Sven’s fifth big broadcast of “The Mummy” (1932) on Me-TV. He previously broadcast Karl Freund’s 1932 Universal monster masterpiece back in Aug. 2011*, Aug. 2012*, Nov. 2014 and Feb. 2016.
Who was in “The Mummy” (1932)?
The players who appeared in Freund’s classic 1932 Universal monster masterpiece were Boris Karloff (in the dual roles of Ardath Bey/the “Mummy” Imhotep), Zita Johann (in the dual roles of Helen Grosvenor/ Princess Anck-es-en-Amon), Edward Van Sloan (as Dr. Muller), Kathryn Byron (as Frau Muller), Noble Johnson (as the Nubian), David Manners (as Frank Whemple), Arthur Byron (as Sir Joseph Whemple), Bramwell Fletcher (as Ralph Norton), Leonard Mudie (as Prof. Pearson) and James Crane (as the Pharaoh).