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Free Halloween Movie @DPL: The Mummy (1932)
October 14, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
FREE classic Hollywood horror films from the 1930s and 40s presented each Tuesday in October at Denver Public Library Central branch B2 Level Conference Center with the fun-loving folks of Fresh City Life!
Starring Boris Karloff, Zita Johnson, and David Manners. Directed by Karl Freund.
Produced by Universal and scripted by John Balderston, Karl Freund, one of the veterans of German expressionism, had photographed the Bela Lugosi version of Dracula but had obviously been heavily stifled by Tod Browning’s stilted direction. Here, with the able assistance of director of cinematography Charles Stumar, Freund is allowed a second chance and he rarely lets his camera remain immobile for long. Never before, and rarely since, has the German silent school been used to better effect in a Hollywood production. If Freund is the true star of The Mummy, Boris Karloff remains a close second. With his angular face and physique and that slight lisp, less was often more, and as Imhotep, Karloff never overplays but creates instead a believably brittle 3,000-year-old, whose power lies more in thought than deed.” ~ Hans J. Wollstein. 73 minutes. Unrated
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