The Mummy ( 1932 ) : Directed By Karl Freund

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Have you ever experienced the ravenous desire to travel after watching a movie? I have. Many times. A really well made film draws me into the story, creating the sensation that I 'm not just observing but participating in the action. If the cast and crew have done their job, everything becomes real - the characters, plot and especially the setting. A thrilling location becomes a virtual character. An intriguing country, ancient city or far away island calls to me like a siren from a beckoning sea. I 'd like to share with you the top 5 movies that make me want to travel. Whenever I watch these films I itch to pack my bags, grab my passport and take that first step on a journey that promises to dazzle the eye and enlighten the soul. I hope these movies do the same for you. THE MUMMY (1932): Directed by Karl Freund. Story by Nina Wilcox Putnam and Richard Schayer. Written by John L. Balderston. Starring Boris Karloff as Imhotep/Ardath Bey; Zita Johann as Helen Grosvenor/Princess Ankhesenamon. As a child, this movie about a man returned to life after thousands of years got me hooked on the study of Ancient Egypt. Although filmed entirely in the USA, the set designs evoked in me the lure of the ruins of Cairo, Luxor and the arcane Valley of the Kings. Filmed only 10 years after the discovery of King Tut 's tomb, the movie expresses the world 's wonder and excitement at the unveiling of all those artifacts and gold. And malefic curses. Remade many times it is still this

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