1944

After being retrieved from their quicksand tomb from the third movie, Kharis the Mummy (Lon Chaney, Jr.) and his princess (Virginia Christine) are taken to Louisiana in order to be studied by scientists. Soon after their arrival, the creepy couple break out, causing horror in the bayou.

Cast
Lon Chaney Jr. .... Kharis (as Lon Chaney)
Peter Coe .... Dr. Ilzor Zandaab
Virginia Christine .... Princess Ananka
Jackie Lou Harding .... Betty Walsh (as Kay Harding)
Dennis Moore .... Dr. James Halsey
Martin Kosleck .... Ragheb
Kurt Katch .... Cajun Joe
Addison Richards .... Pat Walsh
Holmes Herbert .... Dr. Cooper
Charles Stevens .... Achilles
William Farnum .... Michael, the Sacristan
Napoleon Simpson .... Goobie

 

Virginia Christine

Virginia Christine Kraft was born on March 5, 1920 in Stanton, Iowa, USA. As a high schooler, Christine won a National Forensic League award, which led to her first professional engagement on a Chicago radio station. Virginia was a concert pianist and a trained lyric soprano. She studied dancing with Maria Bekefi and acting with the renowned professional studio coach, Helena Sorell and Michael Mark. Virginia spoke four languages, English, French, Swedish and German. When her family moved to Los Angeles, Virginia work in radio while attending the University of California, Los Angeles. She was trained for a theatrical career by actor/director Fritz Feld, whom she married in 1940. In 1942, she signed a contract with Warner Bros., and started appearing in various films. Her first film was, Edge of Darkness (1942), in which she played a Norwegian peasant girl called Miss Olson (Deja Vu). She was trained for a theatrical career by actor/director Fritz Feld, who later became her husband. Over the years she appeared in prestigious films such as High Noon (1952) and Judgment at Nuremberg (1961) - to horror in Mummy's Curse, a picture she later described as "ghastly." She appeared in two other horror movies, Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) and Billy the Kidd VS Dracula. She was a favorite of Stanley Kramer, appearing in a number of his films. Virginia has a long career as a character actress on the screen, but she will always be best remembered for her 21-year stint as the matronly Mrs. Olson, the "Folger Coffee Woman". Her home town of Stanton, later converted its water tower to resemble a coffee pot in honor of its most famous citizen. Virginia died on July 24, 1996 in Los Angeles, CA after suffering from a heart ailment.

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