The original classic from Universal Pictures that starred the late great Boris Karloff, who delivers a mesmerizing performance that embodies the character perfectly as the cursed and mummified Egyptian priest Im-Ho-Tep, who was buried alive 3,700 years ago for the sacrilege of trying to restore his dead lover's life. He has now been resurrected by some foolish British archaeologists who open his sarcophagus, taking the form of an modern Egyptian he quickly begins his quest to resurrect the soul of his long lost love which he believe has been reincarnated in a modern women, well-played by very the appealing Zita Johann as the innocent subject on Karloff's obsession. Remarkable makeup by Hollywood legend Jack Pierce, who brilliantly transforms Karloff into the living dead. The noted German cinematographer Karl Kreund makes his impressive directorial debut with horror classic, he went on to win an Academy Award for his stunning cinematography for the 1937 film "The Good Earth." Credit must be given to the supporting cast for their superlatives performances they include Edward Van Sloan, Arthur Byron, Bramwell Fletcher, Noble Johnson, Katherine Byron, Eddie Kane, Tony Marlow, and James Crane. Crisp cinematography, fine production design, and a superb score. Director Freund brings a dream-like German Expressionistic atmosphere throughout this film, like the haunting and surreal close-up of Karloff's piercing hypnotic eyes and creased leathery face. "The Mummy" is one of the highlights of 1930's film-making, it was remade by the British Hammer Studios in 1959, with Sir Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing. Highly Recommended.