The Mummy (1932)
director: Karl Freund
writer: Richard Schayer, Nina Wilcox Putnam
cast: Boris Karloff, David Manners, Zita Johann, Arthur Byron, Edward Van Sloan
release date: December 22nd, 1932
Boris Karloff's legendary performance as The Mummy has become a landmark in the annals of screen history. When Egyptian mummy Im-Ho-Tep is accidentally revived after 3,700 years, it is revealed in a flashback that he was a high priest, embalmed alive for trying to revive his true love after she had been sacrificed. Alive again, he sets out on an obsessive - and deadly - quest to find his lost love. The Mummy remains a masterpiece not only of the genre, but of all time.