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Valley of the Kings (1954)

 -  Adventure  -  23 July 1954 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Ann Barclay Mercedes
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Hamed Backhour
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Tuareg Chief
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Valentine Arko, Antique Dealer
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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)  »

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Das Tal der Könige  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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It was possible to film in Egypt as it was before the pro-Soviet Colonel Gamal Abdel Nasser seized power. See more »

Goofs

During the sand storm, the wind is strong enough to blow Ann off her feet, however both Ann and Marks hats stay on. During the sword fight Mark's hat falls right off. See more »

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Mark Brandon: [Said to Ann Mercedes] I've never seen it fail with self-centered people: they always have some sort of noble excuse for themselves.
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Dance of Gamal
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Such souvenirs!
27 June 2014 | by (France) – See all my reviews

Although not a cult movie, Valley of the kings is a nice entertaining movie. For me it has a special flavor as I had left definitely Egypt 3 years before to settle with my parents in Paris.

I saw the movie when it was released in Paris in 1954. I enjoyed it. It was the occasion to see those magnificent temples and especially Abu Simbel where is shot one of the main scenes. At that time the Assuan Dam had not provoked the disastrous effects we know today nor obliged to move the temple. The faces of Ramses II were not spoiled by the cuts visible today due to the move in several sections of this splendid masterpiece of art and architecture.

It is worth seeing such a movie with a good cast and dream a little to what was the shock in those times for the lucky traveler able to reach them. Imagine what was the shock of Belzoni when he discovered the temple sunk into the sand!


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