Monday, August 4, 2014

The Mummy's (Given Up the) Ghost

Pre-diluvian, haggard, gray face
Dis-improved by time's saggy embrace
Beware, do, the beat
Of the two cloth-wrapped feet
Though he moves at a laggardly pace.

 David Cairns

Lon Chaney Jr. stars as the title monster in The Mummy's Ghost (1944). Here he's reaching out to Professor Norman (Frank Reicher), who was stupidly tinkering with tana leaves.

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