I’m a fan of the original The Mummy. Beyond Boris Karloff (who I have always adored as an actor, way back when I was little kid even), I love the movie itself. It’s really a good talkie–from the early years of the new movie medium. Surprisingly good, really.
It is admittedly a better talkie than my personal favorite of the old Universal Horror pictures: Dracula. But then again, it was a new medium back then, and talking pictures were a lot different than the silent films of the Teens and 20s.
But this is a nice article with some good points about the movie–and just what type of movie it is. Just, I disagree with the author telling you to go out and look for it online. I don’t know if The Mummy is considered “out of copyright”, but I don’t think so. I think that Universal probably still owns the copyright to it. Lots of rental services exist, so go out and rent the movie for an old-time horror flick.∗