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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
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Nice colour photography in Egyptian locations helps this rather lame story shine a little more than it would had it been entirely studio bound, and the locations scenes are certainly the most interesting aspects of this melodramatic yarn. Eleanor Parker is admirable, as always, and Robert Taylor merely...Robert Taylor, as always, but none of the characters really grab enough of our attention or hold our interest, and the plot is hardly interesting enough to bother about. A stronger story and script would have made a huge difference and put the film in a much more memorable bracket. But there are some genuinely exciting moments, particularly in the second half of the film, and the film makes great use of the Egyptian locations in ways that I doubt would be allowed today. A perfectly watchable little adventure, but don't expect too much.
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