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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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Mark Brandon
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Ann Barclay Mercedes
Carlos Thompson ...
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
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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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Adventure

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23 July 1954 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Das Tal der Könige  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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(Eastmancolor)

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1.75 : 1
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Valley Of The Kings is the second of three collaborations between Eleanor Parker and Robert Taylor. The first was Above And Beyond (1952), about Col. Paul Tibbetts, then Valley Of The Kings, then Many Rivers To Cross (1955), where Eleanor played a smitten pioneer girl chasing Taylor across the Appalachians. See more »

Goofs

Near the beginning of the movie at the start of the carriage chase, Robert Taylor lowers the carriage top. When the scene cuts to the next camera angle he is seen to lower the top again. 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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Music by Charles Wolcott
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Like an Indiana Jones Film
22 October 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This Classic film from 1954 was created by MGM and lots of money was put into its production. The photography in Egypt and the many historic sites are outstanding and this was done mainly because Television had taken hold of many families and they were staying home and watching their TV Screens in 1954 instead of going to the movies. Robert Taylor, (Mark Brandon) was an archaeologist in Egypt and was a rough and tough man who loved adventure. Eleanor Parker,(Ann Barclay Mercedes) meets up with Mark in order to hire him to explore some ruins which will confirm that the Bible story about Joseph were true. There is plenty of romance and dangerous sand storms and plenty of riding on camels backs through out the desert and secret tombs and secret doors.


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