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The Mummy (1959)

Unrated  |   |  Horror, Mystery  |  16 December 1959 (USA)
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In the 1890s a team of British archaeologists discover the untouched tomb of Princess Ananka but accidentally bring the mummified body of her High Priest back to life. Three years later ... See full summary »

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Yvonne Furneaux ...
Isobel / Ananka
Eddie Byrne ...
Inspector Mulrooney
Felix Aylmer ...
Raymond Huntley ...
George Pastell ...
Michael Ripper ...
Poacher
George Woodbridge ...
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Harold Goodwin ...
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Denis Shaw ...
Mike
Gerald Lawson ...
Irish Customer
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Dr. Reilly
John Stuart ...
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David Browning ...
Police Sergeant
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In the 1890s a team of British archaeologists discover the untouched tomb of Princess Ananka but accidentally bring the mummified body of her High Priest back to life. Three years later back in England a follower of the same Egyptian religion unleashes the mummy to exact grisly revenge on the despoilers of the sacred past. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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ALL NEW! IN TERRIFYING TECHNICOLOR (original U.S. print ad - all caps) See more »

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Horror | Mystery

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16 December 1959 (USA)  »

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A Múmia  »

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This is the only Hammer film in which Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing and Michael Ripper all appear. See more »

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While Kharis is attempting to bring Princess Ananka back to life while reading from the Scroll of Life, Ananka's eyelids move. This shows that the spell was beginning to work. See more »

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John Banning: Seems I've spent the better part of my life amongst the dead
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Referenced in Mule Skinner Blues (2001) See more »

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Very good movie
8 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This forgotten Hammer classic is wonderful. I like it better than the 1932 version and much better than the awful 1999 version. The start of and end of the movie are very solid. They did a great job building suspense by holding back the appearance of The Mummy until well in the movie. Christopher Lee's Mummy costume was a sight to see. It was very well done. Peter Cushing did a solid job as John Banning and Yvonne Furneaux was lovely.

This movie was not very campy but it had just enough. I loved watching The Mummy's first appearance.

The Egypt scenery was a nice touch to the film. It was clean and bright. This made it look almost like a fantasy sequence.

The only negative is the flashback scene. That was way too long and got a little boring. This movie is a slight drop from Horror of Dracula and Curse of Frankenstein, but it is still very good and a worthy addition into the Hammer family.


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