The Egyptian (1954) - Plot Summary Poster


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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


Based on the novel by Mika Waltari, Sinuhe the Egyptian , the film takes place during the reign on Akhnaton (around 1352 B.C.)...

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