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Movie quotes from The Mummy 1932

Movie quotes from The Mummy (1932) starring Boris Karloff, David Manneers, Zita Johann, Edward Van Sloan

Imhotep (Boris Karloff): Excuse me… I dislike being touched… an Eastern prejudice.


Ralph Norton (Bramwell Fletcher): [having gone mad after seeing the mummy come to life] He went for a little walk! You should have seen his face!


Frank Whemple (David Manners): Stuck in the desert for two months, and was it hot! That tomb…

Helen Grosvenor (Zita Johann): What tomb?

Frank Whemple (David Manners): Surely you read about the princess?

Helen Grosvenor (Zita Johann): So you did that.

Frank Whemple (David Manners): Yes. The fourteen steps down and the unbroken seals were thrilling. But when we came to handle all her clothes and her jewels and her toilet things – you know they buried everything with them that they used in life? – well, when we came to unwrap the girl herself…

Helen Grosvenor (Zita Johann): How could you do that?

Frank Whemple (David Manners): Had to! Science, you know. Well after we’d worked among her things, I felt as if I’d known her. But when we got the wrappings off, and I saw her face… you’ll think me silly, but I sort of fell in love with her.

Helen Grosvenor (Zita Johann): Do you have to open graves to find girls to fall in love with?


Doctor Muller (Edward Van Sloan): Look – the sacred spells which protect the soul in its journey to the underworld have been chipped off the coffin. So Imhotep was sentenced to death not only in this world, but in the next.

Assistant: Maybe he got too gay with the vestal virgins in the temple.

Doctor Muller (Edward Van Sloan): Possibly.


Doctor Muller (Edward Van Sloan): Put it back. Bury it where you found it. You have read the curse. You dare defy it?

Sir Joseph Whemple (Arthur Byron): In the interest of science, even if I believed in the curse, I’d go on with my work for the museum. Come back with me, and we’ll examine this great find together.

Doctor Muller (Edward Van Sloan): I cannot condone an act of sacrilege with my presence.


Imhotep (Boris Karloff) : Anck-es-en-Amon, my love has lasted longer than the temples of our gods. No man ever suffered as I did for you.


Imhotep (Boris Karloff) : [to Helen Grosvenor dressed as his beloved Princess Anck-es-en-Amon] It was not only this body I loved, it was thy soul. I destroy this lifeless thing! Thou shall take its place but for a few moments and then… RISE again, even as I have risen!


Helen Grosvenor (Zita Johann): Save me from that mummy! It’s dead!


Sir Joseph Whemple (Arthur Byron): [translating inscription on box] “Death… eternal punishment… for… anyone… who… opens… this… casket. In the name… of Amon-Ra… the king of the gods.” Good heavens, what a terrible curse!

Ralph Norton (Bramwell Fletcher): [eagerly] Well, let’s see what’s inside!


Helen Grosvenor (Zita Johann): I loved you once, but now you belong with the dead. I am Anck-es-en-Amon, but I… I’m somebody else, too. I want to live, even in this strange new world.


Frank Whemple (David Manners): You seem to think this thing has all the devils of hell in it. Why not burn it and be done with it?

Doctor Muller (Edward Van Sloan): An excellent sugggestion…


Doctor Muller (Edward Van Sloan): Burn the scroll, man. Burn it! It was through you this horror came into existence.


Imhotep (Boris Karloff) : You will not remember what I show you now, and yet I shall awaken memories of love… and crime… and death…


Frank Whemple (David Manners): Oh, I know it seems absurd when we’ve known each other such a short time. But I’m serious.

Helen Grosvenor (Zita Johann): Don’t you think I’ve had enough excitement for one evening, without the additional thrill of a strange man making love to me?


Imhotep (Boris Karloff) : Have we not met before, Miss Grosvenor?

Helen Grosvenor (Zita Johann): No. I don’t think so. I don’t think one would forget meeting you, Ardath Bey.

Imhotep (Boris Karloff) : Then I am mistaken.


[last lines]
Frank Whemple (David Manners): Helen! Helen! Come back! It’s Frank! Come back!