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Valley of the Kings (1954)

Approved  |   |  Adventure  |  23 July 1954 (USA)
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In 1900, in Egypt, archaeologist Mark Brandon is asked by Ann Mercedes to find the tomb of Ra-Hotep but their quest is marred by intrigue, betrayal, murder and danger.

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Mark Brandon
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Ann Barclay Mercedes
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Philip Mercedes
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Hamed Backhour
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Tuareg Chief
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Valentine Arko, Antique Dealer
Aldo Silvani ...
Father Anthimos
Samia Gamal ...
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Storyline

Hard-boiled archeologist Mark Brandon is searching for ancient tombs in Egypt when he is approached by beautiful Ann Mercedes, who convinces him to help her fulfill her deceased father's life's ambition - to provide solid proof of the biblical Joseph's travels in ancient Egypt. As an ex-pupil of Ann's father Mark accepts and the two embark on a search for the tomb of the Pharoah Ra Hotep, said to have had some connection with Joseph. The trail to the tomb is fraught with intrigue, betrayal, murder and the possibility that the tomb itself has been emptied of all its artifacts by ancient looters. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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AMAZING! TIMELY! THRILLING! (original print ad - all caps)

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23 July 1954 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Das Tal der Könige  »

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$2,065,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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(Eastmancolor)

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1.75 : 1
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Trivia

Vittorio Gassman was originally cast as Mark Brandon but the role went to Robert Taylor. See more »

Goofs

The use of the word "corn" is not an anachronism. Corn was a common term for wheat in the Old World, centuries before Columbus. Native American maize was called "corn" by the Europeans because it was a familiar term for this new staple grain. See more »

Quotes

Mark Brandon: You know what they say: Egypt is like a man without a woman.
Ann Barclay Mercedes: Why do they say that?
Mark Brandon: Hot by day, cold by night.
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Dance of Gamal
(uncredited)
Music by Atia Sharara
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Good old-fashioned romp
4 July 2002 | by (Northern Ireland) – See all my reviews

I first saw this film when it was released in the UK. I was thirteen at the time. It will always be a favourite because it sparked off what was to become one of my greatest passions: anything and everything to do with Ancient Egypt and its remarkable impact on the imagination, ambition and sometimes greed of every civilisation that succeeded it. Yep, Robert Taylor was perhaps out of place but Eleanor Parker made up for the weaknesses and foibles of the plot. It's just a good, old-fashioned romp.


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