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Date produced: 1937

Filmmaker(s):

Richard H. Lyford

Languages:

English

Format:

16mm

Colour:

B&W

Sound:

With sound on disc.

Awards/Recognition:

American Cinematographer Amateur Movie Makers Contest, 1938 - Scenario
Tenth Annual Little Movie Party, 1939

Description:

"'Ritual of the Dead,' is an old-fashioned thriller. The leading characters, that of the young man who murders rather promiscuously and the tattered mummy who returns to life seemingly to accuse the murderer after the latter has reason to believe he has safely escaped detection for his crimes are carried by the producer. The denouement of the story, which is just that we have here intimated, carries a real thrill" American Cinematographer, Jan. 1939, 16-17.

Resources:

Mentioned in Lyford's article "It Gets in Your Blood" (American Cinematographer, Nov. 1938, 470-473).

Also discussed in "Keen Competition Marks 1938 Contest" (American Cinematographer, Feb. 1939, 61).

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Screenings:

  • Screened at the Tenth Annual Little Movie Party, 1939, Barbizon-Plaza Theatre: New York City, N.Y.
  • Screened by the Long Beach Cinema Club in 1941: Long Beach, CA
  • Screened by the 8-16 Movie Club of Philadelphia in 1943: Philadelphia, PA
  • Screened by the New York 8mm. Motion Picture Club in 1944: New York City, N.Y.
  • Screened by the Cinematographer's Club of Syracuse in 1947: Syracuse, N.Y.

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