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An Egyptologist returns from the dead to take revenge on those who have violated his tomb.

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Betty Harlon
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Ralph Morlant
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Harold Huth ...
Aga Ben Dragore
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Mahmoud
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Nigel Hartley
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Storyline

Aga Ben Dragore, a knife-wielding, enigmatic Egyptian Arab, is seeking a sacred jewel which has been stolen from an ancient tomb. The thief tells him that he sold it to Professor Morlant, a fanatical Egyptologist who fervently believes in the pagan power of the ancient Egyptian gods. Dying from a mysteriously disfiguring ailment, Morlant entrusts his faithful manservant to bandage the jewel in his hand and warns him of dire consequences if his dying wishes aren't carried out. After his burial in an Egyptian-type tomb on his estate, an anonymous robber steals the precious stone from the corpse. Although the ghastly-looking dead man rises at the next full moon to seek revenge, neither he nor the audience know which member of the household possesses the powerful jewel. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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25 November 1933 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bes: Kletba fantomú  »

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(British Acoustic)

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The failure of the original copyright holder to renew the film's copyright resulted in it falling into public domain, meaning that virtually anyone could duplicate and sell a VHS/DVD copy of the film. Therefore, many of the versions of this film available on the market are either severely (and usually badly) edited and/or of extremely poor quality, having been duped from second- or third-generation (or more) copies of the film. See more »

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Ralph backs up against a wall twice when Dragore comes in and draws a gun on him and Betty. See more »

Quotes

Kaney: That's the last time I'll ever try to make coffee in a strange house!
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References The Sheik (1921) See more »

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Overture
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from Die Meistersinger"
Music by Richard Wagner
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Very good Karloff film from England
16 June 2004 | by (Seattle, Washington, USA) – See all my reviews

On this site there is a criticism which says to stay away from this film because it is incomprehensible. That's correct for the incomplete copies heretofore available. Now MGM Video has released a complete version on VHS and DVD, a very high quality print. The story is very clear now, and this is one of the high end Karloff flicks. If you like vintage horror films, if you're a Karloff fan, if you liked Karloff's "The Mummy," you will like this film.


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