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Pharaoh's Curse (1957)

Approved | | Horror | February 1957 (USA)
Archaeologists in Egypt find one of their crew has been turned into a blood sucking mummy after they have unleashed a three thousand year curse by entering a Pharaoh's tomb.

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Cast overview:
Mark Dana ...
Capt. Storm
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Simira (as Ziva Shapir)
Diane Brewster ...
Sylvia Quentin
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Robert Quentin
Alvaro Guillot ...
Numar
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Walter Andrews
Guy Prescott ...
Dr. Michael Farraday
Terence de Marney ...
Sgt. Smolett
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Sgt. Gromley
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Hans Brecht
Robert Fortin ...
Claude Beauchamp
Ralph Clanton ...
Col. Cross
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Archaeologists in Egypt find one of their crew has been turned into a blood sucking mummy after they have unleashed a three thousand year curse by entering a Pharaoh's tomb. Written by Ray Baden

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tomb | curse | egypt | mummy | aging | See All (9) »

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Unleashing 4,000 years of horror upon this century! See more »

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February 1957 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Curse of the Pharaoh  »

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Budget:

$116,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Shot in six days. See more »

Goofs

The British soldiers uniforms are all incorrect for the year 1902. They are wearing American style jackets and belts dating from the Second World War, while the medal ribbons everyone is wearing are for medals awarded for British service in the First World War. See more »

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Featured in Svengoolie: Pharaoh's Curse (1996) See more »

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Pretty Good Mummy Flick
30 August 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

First up, the only reason I am writing this review is I fear the low rating the movie has will drive some viewers away. A 4.2 rating implies junk and that is not the case at all.

The opening sequence showing the civil unrest in Egypt is well done and gives a nice back drop to the ensuing story. I won't repeat the synopsis which many have covered, except to say it is a little different, which is welcomed. The leads, particularly Mark Dana were quite good and earnest in their performances. The film manages to build suspense nicely and the short run time is probably a help.

The negatives are it doesn't have the glitz of a Hammer flick and there is zero gore that modern horror fans require. Also the Mummy is not in the film at all during the first half of the picture. This is no masterpiece by any means, but it is a well made low budget monster movie from the 1950's. If you love old B movies from the 1950's then this is a nice way to spend 75 minutes.


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