A Mummy By Any Other Name Still Stalks- It's "The Mummy's Hand"- Tonight!

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 Our month with mummies continues tonight on MeTV- as the first sequel to the original "Mummy" unwinds-  when a couple down-on-their luck archeologists stumble on a clue to the whereabouts of the tomb of ancient Egyptian Princess of Ananka- not realizing that it is protected by an evil high priest and the living mummy who loved the Princess in her lifetime! Danger and death will be dealt to all infidels by “The Mummy’s Hand”!

The story starts on the Hill of the Seven Jackals- where Andoheb,an Egyptian loyal to the ancient sect, meets with the dying high priest of Karnak. The old one relates the story of Kharis ( no longer called Imhotep, as in the first film) and reveals why the  poor fellow was entombed alive. Andoheb is told how to use the tana leaves to revive the Mummy of Kharis to ward of any intruders to Ananka’s tomb.

Meanwhile, in an Egyptian bazaar, two failed archeologists, Steve Banning and goofy sidekick Babe Jensen, are about to pull up stakes and find a way back to the States when Steve finds a vase for sale –that appears to have hieroglyphics that could reveal the site of the Princess Ananka’s tomb! Encouraged by this, the boys go to the Cairo Museum and enlist the help of one Dr. Petrie- much to the dismay of his co-worker, who just so happens to be- Andoheb! Steve just needs to find funding for his expedition- and when he and Babe stop at a local bar, they bump into a stage magician named Solvani, whom they convince to bankroll their quest.

At the same time, Andoheb visits the magician’s assistant- his daughter Marta- and plants the seeds  of doubt with her, claiming the boys are shysters and frauds! There’s a confrontation, but Steve finally wins her over, and the group sets out to find the tomb.

Find a tomb they do- but- it isn’t Ananka’s- it’s the one containing Kharis, complete with a supply of tana leaves! When Dr. Petrie is alone in the tomb, Andoheb appears- gives the Mummy the tana leaf solution- and Kharis is again alive, and gets rid of Petrie!

Kharis continues to attack all intruders, invading their camp, in efforts to protect the location of Ananka’s resting place. Andoheb decides that Marta should be his- and soon she and her friends are set to be victims of the living Mummy!

This 1940 follow-up to Karloff's "Mummy" features Tom Tyler as Kharis. You will see some footage of the original movie, augmented by new shots inserted to substitute Tyler for Karloff-and this film sets up the next few sequels in the Mummy franchise. We'll run down the cast, including Dick Foran, Wallace Ford, George Zucco,and Cecil Kellaway; point out some interesting trivia, and bring you a new song. Plus- last week, we showed you the kids costume contest from this year’s Flashback Weekend convention - so, this week, we’ll take a look at the adults contest!

"The Mummy's Hand" runs tonight on Me-TV- at 8 pm eastern/pacific,7 central, or check local listings and/or visit for time and channel where you are. MeTV invites you to join the many fans who live -Tweet during the show on Twitter- using the hashtag #svengoolie  , Chicago area fans can catch up on the first part of the Mummy legend, with Karloff’s “The Mummy” on the U ( at its new channel location) at 11 am!

Last Wednesday, all the major DC comic featured the special Sven backstory bio- which will be repeated in all books out next Wednesday. On Wednesday the 30th- the first chapter of “Svengoolie Meets the DC Universe” will appear in all the major DC titles and proceed for 4 weeks, in the books that come out every Wednesday.

If you’re in the area, you should join us tonight for the huge Halloween street party known as “Nightmare on Chicago Street” in downtown Elgin, IL. Come in costume and enjoy vendors, food, entertainment, and more in the “Safe Zone” of a zombie apocalypse! I’ll do an hour’s signing, and then be onstage for what is always an amazing costume contest! You’ll find info under the “appearances” tab here on our site.

Listen tonight –over night- to WGN radio ( 720 AM), after 2:30 am, when I guest with Dave Plier to talk about many things, including the big “40 Years as Svengoolie” event taking place next Saturday night the 26th at Chicago’s Museum of Broadcast Communications.

Join us on MeTV tonight, when the Mummy gives us all a hand!!

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DrClayton 16 months ago
Spotted at one of my java hangouts today... (meanwhile, I was in my flashing red devil horns, but sans fishnets)

DrClayton DrClayton 16 months ago
"The best part of waking up / Is a werewolf in your cup". ..
CarrieLynnCastro 16 months ago
Almost in Mummy
land 🕸🤕🕸
See you later👻
LarryTheTrainGuy 16 months ago
Today is myself and Pat S 20 th wedding anniversery we were married in front of a grocery store where both serviced newspaper vending machines at 3 AM every morning. We met here every morning. We did this because the town where we lived at the time was full of gossipy busibodies . Since this was where carried on our courtship we decided to get married there with all of our friends in attendance. so here we are 20 years later and we are still in love
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Catbat LarryTheTrainGuy 16 months ago
Happy Anniversary Pat S and Larry the Train Guy! I love you both and wish you all happiness!
MADave LarryTheTrainGuy 16 months ago
Happy Anniversary pat and Larry
gabste LarryTheTrainGuy 16 months ago
Happy Anniversary!
DrClayton LarryTheTrainGuy 16 months ago
Congrats! Were you stocking fake news back then?
CarrieLynnCastro 16 months ago
Southern California
fires are back🔥
With the Santa Ana's
blowing in and so dry and hot is a perfect
set up for fires 😞

Thinking of Lynn and Oscar out there in
SCal. that they are
always safe.
This is Fire season out there and now it seems
It can happen 🏡🏘🌴anywhere a very scary
experience 😯
Take care Lynn and Oscar ❤
Have a good day🦋

Lynn CarrieLynnCastro 16 months ago
Thank you, Carrie. All is well here. Best to all who find themselves in challenging circumstances.
CarrieLynnCastro Lynn 16 months ago
Keep safe 💝
daleuhlmann 16 months ago
Some bloggers on Saturday had humorously referred to the Western-like, bar-room brawl scene in THE MUMMY'S HAND. The authors of UNIVERSAL HORRORS point out, in their chapter on HAND, that those kinds of action scenes were a staple of many Universal films from that period (late 1930's-early 1940's).

Also, I'd mentioned yesterday Henry Koster's having been credited with "discovering" Abbott and Costello and recommending that Universal sign the comedy duo to a studio contract. Well, their first appearance in a Universal film was 1940's ONE NIGHT IN THE TROPICS. Interestingly enough, it featured, in a supporting role, Koster's future wife, Peggy Moran, who, of course, played Marta Solvani in HAND.
Carl_N_Brown daleuhlmann 16 months ago
So the bar room brawl was like the stalwart hero with a comic side kick, kinda stock movie making?
daleuhlmann Carl_N_Brown 16 months ago
Very much so, Carl.
CarrieLynnCastro 16 months ago
Happy Friday 🎃
I will be all wrapped
up today 🤕
Busy day getting chores done 🍁🐝🍁
For my Fall Party on Sunday...guess I can leave the webs in

Here comes the 😱
Mummy again we just
love it...but we won't
see 🕸👀🕸 last of him
as October 🍁 is moving
out I'm sure he will return 🤕

This week really flew
on buy 🦇 Nice because
we get to see 🎩📺👀 sooner!

Have a nice Friday🌺
See you later 👻

daleuhlmann 16 months ago
The Mummy's Hand Jive.
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1MikeM Catbat 16 months ago
DrClayton Catbat 16 months ago
Jay O'Batman could, too...
Ha ha thanks Dale😄
CarrieLynnCastro Catbat 16 months ago
Ooo a dancing Ghost
🎵👻🎶 I like that!
TheKodakKid 16 months ago
We’re now six days away from Halloween. So what treats will you be handing out? Or hope to find in your Trick or Treat Bag,

PatS TheKodakKid 16 months ago
All individually wrapped! (Guess what's choking the sewer grates for the next week...)
Jack TheKodakKid 16 months ago
Islander TheKodakKid 16 months ago
I suggest Dr. Clayton better not give out out fishnets to school kids. That might not go over well.
DrClayton Islander 16 months ago
At least not in adult sizes...
DrClayton 16 months ago
Does the Mummy's Ghost have a hand in tomorrow's movie?
JournalJeff2 DrClayton 16 months ago
Great question!
daleuhlmann DrClayton 16 months ago
You might say that guzzling tana fluid satisfies the Mummy's bad hand-to-mouth habit. See what I did there?
Islander 16 months ago
So I wonder if all the other castaways in the cornfield are now making $2,000 to $3,000 a week in their spare time. But, it's probably difficult to type if your just a Jack in the Box head with no arms.
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Jack DrClayton 16 months ago
So the FTC put the kibosh in that sales program and I missed out on the Cloverine bonanza. No wonder the older kids all had minibikes!
Jack Carl_N_Brown 16 months ago
Well, of course it isn’t! Cloverine is a petroleum jelly salve, whereas Dapper Dan Deluxe Pomade contains no petroleum and easily washes out of your hair.
Carl_N_Brown Jack 16 months ago
And on a hot summer day Dapper Dan will not melt in the can, nor on your head!
Islander Islander 16 months ago
Ok now it's back. I'll figure this blog out one of these years
JournalJeff2 16 months ago
Good Morning & Happy Friday!
I had a strange dream last night. I caught the mummy and unwrapped him and it turns out that he is the Invisible Man.
Have a Great Day & Take Care!!
Jack TheKodakKid 16 months ago
…and don’t forget the fake nose! Gotta have the fake nose!
Catbat TheKodakKid 16 months ago
Don't forget the toupee
daleuhlmann 16 months ago
I think this is a good fit for Catbat's Halloween playlist, the very spooky "Somebody's Watching Me," by Rockwell.
Very nice 🕸💀🕸
Catbat 16 months ago
Good Svengoolie Saturday Eve Morning All!
gabste Catbat 16 months ago
Good morning !!!!!!
daleuhlmann Catbat 16 months ago
Good Svengoolie Saturday Eve, dear!
Jack gabste 16 months ago
What is the Raisin Bran® sun drinking? A mojito? Mint julep?
Catbat gabste 16 months ago
Love it gabste!
gabste Jack 16 months ago
A lemon and lime 😉
gabste Catbat 16 months ago
Jack 16 months ago
Oooo! Marlyn Mason as an ersatz Marlene Dietrich in _Hogan’s Heroes_ tonight! All that and General Burkhalter!
MADave 16 months ago
Goodnight all and be good to yourselves
JournalJeff2 MADave 16 months ago
Good night Dave
gabste MADave 16 months ago
You too 🤗
Catbat MADave 16 months ago
Good night MADave!
1MikeM MADave 16 months ago
'Night Dave.
daleuhlmann 16 months ago
I'd mentioned earlier screenwriter-producer Henry Koster. While at Universal from 1936 to 1941, he was credited with having "discovered," on two different occasions, while taking in some shows out on the town, both Deanna Durbin and Abbott and Costello. He then recommended that the studio sign them up, respectively, to long-term contracts.
Jack daleuhlmann 16 months ago
The first time I came across Deanna Durbin was in _Trout Fishing in America_. I had to ask my mom about her. Of course she knew all about Deanna Durbin, and wanted to know why I asked. _Trout Fishing_ was difficult to explain, so I said she was mentioned in a book I was reading.
daleuhlmann Jack 16 months ago
Geo 16 months ago
I just watched Svengoolies last show in 1979, The Supersonic man. Sven has gone on to greatness. In addition I saw an interview with a man named Rich Koz, where a program the Koz Zone is referenced. Where am I going with this? The channel 32 is now fox and the anniversary of Sven. It is great to see a horror host in my time who is still at it, going strong.
Jack Geo 16 months ago
I miss Commander [redacted]. He wasn’t really a horror host, but he hosted a lot of horror. Life isn’t the same without his “Groovie Man’s Tips”! It makes me all the more glad that Sven is still with us!
daleuhlmann Jack 16 months ago
Was that Commander USA? He showed a lot of Mexican-made horror movies pitting masked wrestlers against monsters.
Jack daleuhlmann 16 months ago
¡Sí! But I’m not gonna say it in English ’cause I don’t want to go to el maizal.
Geo daleuhlmann 16 months ago
It was commander USA on the USA network.
Jack Geo 16 months ago
There is no network but MeTV.
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