Saturday Afternoon Film: The Mummy (1932)

16sep3:00 pm5:00 pmSaturday Afternoon Film: The Mummy (1932)3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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In 1921 a field expedition in Egypt discovers the mummy of ancient Egyptian prince Im-Ho-Tep, who was condemned and buried alive for sacrilege. Also found in the tomb is the Scroll of Thoth, which can bring the dead back to life. One night a young member of the expedition reads the Scroll out loud, and then goes insane, realizing that he has brought Im-Ho-Tep back to life. Ten years later, disguised as a modern Egyptian, the mummy attempts to reunite with his lost love, an ancient princess who has been reincarnated into a beautiful young woman.

Our Egyptian series

Films often depict a cliched or stereotypical view of ancient Egypt. As part of series, we are looking at various creative interpretations of ancient Egypt from 1932 to 2023. Do we need to see films in context of their audience and time? Are films just for fun or do they have a role in helping us to understand or misunderstand other cultures? Have a think when you’re enjoying this classic movie in Aseembly Room!

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