In 1895, British archaeologists find and open the tomb of Egyptian Princess Ananka with nefarious consequences.

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Isobel / Ananka
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Dr. Reilly
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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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Torn from the tomb to terrify the world! See more »


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16 December 1959 (USA)  »

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£125,000 (estimated)
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1.66 : 1
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Stephen Banning's nursing home room is a set recycled from The Man Who Could Cheat Death (1959). The swamp set was previously used in Yesterday's Enemy (1959). See more »

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When Kharis is brought back to life as a mummy, he is in a standing position. In the flashback scenes, Kharis is shown to have been buried alive and, without food or water sealed in a wall crypt, he would almost certainly have collapsed before he died and thus should not have been standing when reanimated thousands of years later. 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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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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