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Monday, August 12, 2019

Totally Unnecessary Subplot In "The Mummy's Ghost" (Universal, 1944) (video)

At barely an hour long, "The Mummy's Ghost" is a lean, fast-moving tale that wastes no time.

Except, that is, for one lengthy detour which turns out to be a total dead end.

Earlier, an Egyptology professor experiments with tanna leaves, and gets an unexpected guest.

Later, the police enlist another professor to duplicate the experiment.
They hope to lure the Mummy into a large pit they've dug in the yard.

Not only is this unlikely to work, but after all of their tedious preparations...
...which we've followed for a good part of the movie...

...the Mummy never shows up.
He's across town, moving the actual plot along.

Meanwhile, the Mummy pit almost succeeds--in capturing a frantic old lady.

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