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The Golden Mask (1953)

South of Algiers (original title)
Approved | | Adventure, Crime, Drama | 1 March 1954 (USA)
A British Museum archaeologist is searching for an ancient golden mask buried in a Roman tomb in Algeria but tomb robbers follow the academic in the hope of stealing the precious relic.

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Nicholas Chapman
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Anne Burnet
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Doctor Burnet
Charles Goldner ...
Petris
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Jacques Farnod
Jacques B. Brunius ...
Kress (as Jacques Brunius)
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Professor Young
Alec Finter ...
Workman
Noelle Middleton ...
Stewardess
Rene Leplat ...
Doctor Farnod
Simone Silva ...
Zara
Pierre Chaminade ...
Concierge
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Thankyou
George Pastell ...
Hassan
Arnold Diamond ...
Spahi Officer
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Archaeologist Dr. Burnet, his daughter Anne and newspaperman Nicholas Chapman set out to search for the priceless golden mask of Moloch, believed to be in a lost tomb. Two crooks, Kress and Petris, use schemes, tricks and ruses to raise havoc in order to get the mask for themselves. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Actually filmed on the burning sands of Sahara! See more »

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Adventure | Crime | Drama

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1 March 1954 (USA)  »

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During the drive to the first archaeology site, the position and clothes of the passengers are different from when they first drive off. See more »

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Nicholas Chapman: [as he approaches Dr. Burnet, who is busy inspecting a serious crack on an ancient Roman statue] I brought back a statue from Peru one time, that got banged up like that. They told me, "One more crack like that and you're fired."
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"The Producers gratefully acknowledge the assistance rendered to them in the making of this Motion Picture by the Algerian Government, the French Colonial Forces, the Department of Fine Arts and the Director of the Roman ruins at Djemila in Algeria." See more »

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Yalli Ghadi
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Music by Mustapha Skandrani
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A treasure-hunt movie worth seeing
26 June 2001 | by (Azusa, CA) – See all my reviews

This movie has not been seen anywhere for several years (that I am aware of. The story deals with an archaeologist's passion to find a fabulous golden mask thought to be buried in a Roman tomb. The hunt begins in Rome and ends in the sands of Africa.The pursuers of the mask range in character from good to evil. The movie rather reminded me of the movie,Treasure of the Sierra Madre. Both are in black and white, dealing with greed and the consequences of greed.The flavor of this movie was interesting to me. The rather bleak desert locations were more than made-up for by the depiction of the local tribes and their customs. Unfortunately for this movie, the background music was seriously overdone, almost detracting from it. I find this to be the case often with early European movies. However, if you enjoy treasure hunts and ancient history somewhat fictionalized, this is a treasure hunt movie worth seeing. I'd like to see it again.


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