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Old October 1 2012, 10:54 PM   #378
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Re: TCM Genre movies schedule...

^^ Yeah, there's a handful of color films from the 30s. The color palette is very interesting.

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I'm trying to remember something I read about the original Mummy movie-- maybe that it originally wasn't even a Mummy, but more of an immortal being, like Richard Anderson in Night Strangler. I'll have to research when I get a minute....
I did read on Wikipedia that the original treatment for the film was called Cagliostro and was about "a 3000-year-old magician who survives by injecting nitrates." But when it was assigned to screenwriter John Balderston, who had covered the opening of King Tut's tomb as a journalist and contributed to the Dracula and Frankenstein scripts, he reworked it into the form we know.
That's exactly what I was thinking of. Thanks.
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