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The Golden Mask (1953)
"South of Algiers" (original title)

Approved  |   |  Drama  |  1 March 1954 (USA)
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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... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Nicholas Chapman
Wanda Hendrix ...
Anne Burnet
Eric Portman ...
Doctor Burnet
Charles Goldner ...
Petris
Jacques François ...
Jacques Farnod
Jacques B. Brunius ...
Kress (as Jacques Brunius)
Aubrey Mather ...
Professor Young
Alec Finter ...
Workman
Noelle Middleton ...
Stewardess
Rene Leplat ...
Doctor Farnod
Simone Silva ...
Zara
Pierre Chaminade ...
Concierge
Marne Maitland ...
Thankyou
George Pastell ...
Hassan
Arnold Diamond ...
Spahi Officer
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Storyline

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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1 March 1954 (USA)  »

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When buying the donkey, Chapman mentions the boy's name. However the boy's name is never mentioned and Chapman doesn't ask the boy his name. So there was no way of him knowing what it was. See more »

Quotes

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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Crazy Credits

"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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routine action filler with all usual stereotypes
4 February 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I watched this film for Van Heflin and Eric Portman; both usually excellent when given some half decent material. Here they floundered, unable to make something of the dreary dialogue and predictable plot. There was jerky editing of the film, with obvious back projection and use of actors' doubles on location, as well as location shooting cut in from another (bigger) budget film (maybe Portman's and Thorold Dickinson's earlier 'Men of Tomorrow') mixed up with studio close ups. The mix is very uneven and after a while it becomes part of the entertainment to spot whether it's a) studio b) location c) doubles etc Van Heflin does his best, trying to instill some oomph into his supposedly devil may care risk taker entrepreneur character. Trouble is Heflin looks as though he checks the risk percentage on ev ery step he takes. Portman has to watch endless tribal singing and dancing, probably taken from that other African film cut into this one. Wanda Hendrix has so little to do she could have phoned her performance in. However it passed away an hour or so on a wet winter's evening.


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