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The Egyptian (1954)

Approved  |   |  Drama, History  |  17 December 1954 (West Germany)
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In eighteenth-dynasty Egypt, Sinuhe, a poor orphan, becomes a brilliant physician and with his friend Horemheb is appointed to the service of the new Pharoah. Sinuhe's personal triumphs and... See full summary »

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In eighteenth-dynasty Egypt, Sinuhe, a poor orphan, becomes a brilliant physician and with his friend Horemheb is appointed to the service of the new Pharoah. Sinuhe's personal triumphs and tragedies are played against the larger canvas of the turbulent events of the 18th dynasty. As Sinuhe is drawn into court intrigues, and bizarre secrets are revealed to him, he learns the answers to the questions he has sought since his birth. Short on historical accuracy but strong on plot and characterization. Written by Molly Malloy

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To Nefer, shameless temptress of Babylon, he surrendered his parents' hope of immortality! See more »

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17 December 1954 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

L'égyptien  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

At a cost of $5 million, the film took two years to research, the designers ultimately cataloging five million items of clothing and properties. See more »

Goofs

The pharaoh is often addressed as Majesty. The first monarch who had that title was King Charles I of Spain, who was also Emperor Charles V of the Holy Roman Empire, and who reigned in the 16th century of the Christian Era. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Sinuhe: [Older Sinuhe voiceover] I, Sinuhe the Egyptian, write this. In my place of exile on the shores of the Red Sea. There is no more desolate spot on earth. Soon the jackals and the vultures will make a poor meal of what is left of me. No monument will mark my resting place. I will leave only this, the story of my life. I have lived fully and deeply. I have tasted passion, crime and even murder. It is for you to judge me. You must weigh the good against the evil, the passion against the...
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A Superb, interesting, and well acted Movie.
2 March 2000 | by (Gaithersburg, Maryland) – See all my reviews

I first saw this movie around 1968 and if I don't see it once or twice a year, I'm surprised. I've always found it engrossing, well acted, and, for Hollywood, surprisingly accurate historically. I heartily give it 10 stars and recommend it highly!


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