The legendary Berwyn/Chicago-based monster film host will present his big broadcast of the third Universal classic “Mummy” monster masterpiece series installment, “The Mummy’s Tomb” (1942); this Sat., April 4 at 8 p.m. Eastern/7 p.m. Central on Me-TV.
“The Mummy’s Tomb” (1942) was directed by veteran editor-director Harold Young. Young also directed the live-action segments for Walt Disney’s “The Three Caballeros” (1944). He also directed the fourth installment in Universal’s “Inner Sanctum” feature film mystery-thriller adaptation series, “The Frozen Ghost” (1945).
The studio originally released “The Mummy’s Tomb” as a double-feature presentation to theaters from coast-to-coast with another Universal monster-thriller production, Ford Beebe’s “Night Monster” (1942, with Bela Lugosi, Irene Hervey, Lionel Atwill, Don Porter and Leif Erickson); according to IMDB.
This will mark Svengoolie’s fifth big broadcast of Harold Young’s production of “The Mummy’s Tomb” (1942) on Me-TV. He previously showcased the 1942 Universal “Mummy” monster installment back in Nov. 2011*, June 2012*, Aug. 2013 and June 2017.
Who was in Harold Young’s 1942 Universal “Mummy” monster production?
The players who appeared in Young’s Universal monster production of “The Mummy’s Tomb” (1942) were Lon Chaney, Jr. (as the Mummy Kharis, this marked the junior Chaney’s first Universal “Mummy” monster appearance, the veteran actor re-teamed with Young in 1945 for his Universal “Inner Sanctum” production of “The Frozen Ghost”), Elyse Knox (as Isobel Evans, Knox later married Heisman champion athlete Tom Harmon in 1944; she was the mother of actors Mark Harmon and Kristin Harmon), Turhan Bey (as Mehemet Bey, in the latter part of his screen career; Bey recounted that his appearance in the 1942 Universal production of “The Mummy’s Tomb” was one of his favorite film roles, according to a 1995 interview with Los Angeles public access television host Skip E. Lowe), George Zucco (as Andoheb), Wallace Ford (as Babe Hanson**), Dick Foran (as Stephen A. Banning; the three aforementioned actors reprised their roles from the 1940 production of “The Mummy’s Hand” for Young’s 1942 Universal “Mummy” monster installment), Frank Reicher (as Prof. Norman), Glenn Strange (in a non-credited role as a farmer, Strange previously appeared in the role of Peewee with Dick Foran in the 1937 Warner Bros. singing cowboy western, “The Devil’s Saddle Legion;” Strange later played the role of Frankenstein’s monster in several Universal classic monster masterpieces with Lon Chaney Jr. as Larry “Wolf Man” Talbot; including 1944’s “House of Frankenstein” 1945’s “House of Dracula” and 1948’s “Bud Abbott and Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein”), John Hubbard (as John Banning), Mary Gordon (as Jane Banning), Virginia Brissac (as Mrs. Evans), Grace Cunard (in a non-credited role as the farmer’s wife), Vinton Hayworth (in a non-credited role as Frank; Hayworth later played the role of Gen. Winfield Schaeffer in the remaining seasons of “I Dream of Jeannie” with Barbara Eden, Larry Hagman, Bill Daily and Hayden Roarke from 1968–70) and “flashback footage” of Tom Tyler (as the Mummy Kharis) and Peggy Moran (as Marta Solvani, both Tyler and Moran appeared in Christy Cabanne’s 1940 Universal “Mummy” classic monster masterpiece sequel, “The Mummy’s Hand”).