The Mummy's Curse

Synopsis: An irrigation project in the rural bayous of Louisiana unearths living mummy Kharis, who was buried in quicksand twenty-five years earlier.
Director(s): Leslie Goodwins
Production: Universal Pictures Company
  1 nomination.
 
IMDB:
5.7
Rotten Tomatoes:
40%
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Year:
1944
60 min
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Hey, you

with the naughty eye

When you pass us by

we just have to cry

Hey, you, yoo-hoo

When we see your smile

and the sweet profile

We dream all the while

of you

Hey, you

till we meet again

At the Place Madeleine

on the rue de Lorraine, we two

And if you care for me

and be my sweet chri

Yoo-hoo

I'd go for you

Hey, you

With the naughty eye

When you pass us by

we just have to cry

Hey, you

Yoo-hoo

When we see your smile

and that sweet profile

We dream all the while

of you

Hey, you

Till we meet again

At the Place Madeleine

on the rue de Lorraine, we two

And if you care for me

and be my sweet chri

Yoo-hoo-hoo-hoo

how I'd go for you

Tante Berthe,

you sing plenty fine.

Maybe someday pretty soon

you get tired being wife

to little guy like Ulysses

and you marry me, yes?

No!

Not much fun

being married to a man

twice as old as yourself.

That will fix you, Cajun Joe.

Maybe now

you keep your mouth shut.

Hey, your wife,

she's not changed mind yet.

But pretty soon I be rich man.

Mm. For small guy, I make

plenty more money than you.

Yeah, Tante Berthe,

she's making the money

with her singing.

You good only

for wash-a dish.

Say, you get to be a rich man

at working as foreman

in swamp clearing?

Yeah, when the job's finished

in the swamp clearing,

I take my money and

get me a good pair

of fishing ground in bayou.

The work in the swamp,

she is finished now.

What for you say that?

'Cause nobody is

so crazy to work there

and you know why.

No, Achilles,

you tell me why.

On the night when

the moon is so high

in the heaven,

the mummy

and his princess,

they walk.

Crazy, foolish!

Antoine!

Where he is, huh?

Maybe the mummy got him!

The loup-garous,

they don't want no more

diggin' in the swamp.

I go back, pick moss.

But I no work

in the swamp, never.

Me neither.

I no go to the place.

Achilles is right.

This place,

she's-a haunt.

Oh, waste up.

You listen to me, I know

better from all of you.

I been pearl fishin'

this place

for over 30 year.

Long ago, there was a mummy

like you say and he

take a girl in the swamp.

But that was 25 year pas'.

Can't you people get it

through your heads

that the government

is draining that swamp

for your benefit?

For the sanitation and health

of your families?

You know what I mean, Hill.

It's up to you to get

those men back to work.

Mr. Walsh!

We are the ones

that have to understand.

These men are convinced

that the swamps have

got a curse on 'em.

Don't give me any of that

childish business, Hill.

You're the foreman

around here.

Get those men back to work.

Ask him

where Antoine is.

Oui. You think it's

childish business.

Everybody knows the place,

she is haunted.

Antoine, he disappear

last night.

Maybe he went to

Tante Berthe's Cafe

and got drunk.

No, he no go to Tante Berthe.

He stay on the job.

Everybody know that

work on the swamp,

he catch hard luck

on his family

and children's children.

Too many people,

they go in the swamp,

they never come out.

That's nonsense

and all of you know it!

When you consider, Mr. Walsh,

the swamp hasn't changed

for hundreds of years, it's...

Then it's a good thing

we started doing something

to remedy matters.

I don't care how you

go about it but get those men

back on the job right away.

That's all.

I'm looking for

a Mr. Walsh.

That's me.

My name is Halsey.

Dr. James Halsey

from the Scripps Museum.

How are you?

This is my colleague

and associate,

Dr. Ilzor Zandab.

How do you do?

The Scripps Museum, eh?

Now, what can I do for you?

I have

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Bernard Schubert

Bernard Schubert (January 1, 1895 – August 4, 1988) was an American screenwriter and television producer during the early sound era of film and early days of television. From 1931 through 1948 he was involved in the scripts for 25 films. Two of his more notable films were Peck's Bad Boy (1934), for which he co-wrote the screenplay with Marguerite Roberts, and which starred Jackie Cooper; and 1944's The Mummy's Curse, starring Lon Chaney Jr.. In the late 1940s, he wrote several plays, two of which were turned into films. By the early 1950s, Schubert moved to the small screen, producing television series and movies during that decade. Some of the series he worked on were Mr. and Mrs. North, Topper, and Adventures of the Falcon. Schubert died on August 4, 1988, in Los Angeles, California. more…

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