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The Mummy (1959)

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

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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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16 December 1959 (USA)  »

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£125,000 (estimated)
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Hammer Films had already done remakes of The Curse of Frankenstein (1957) and Horror of Dracula (1958). This was the first film made after Hammer reached an official agreement with Universal (then Universal International) allowing them to do remakes of their classic horror films. In this film, for example, the agreement with Universal allowed them to use the name "Kharis". See more »

Goofs

In an early scene, a sign outside of the British pub in the story says it's The Gardeners Arms Pub, but later in the story Inspector Mulrooney calls it The Red Lion. See more »

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Poacher: I've seen the likes tonight that mortal eyes shouldn't look at.
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Another Great Horror Movie by Hammer Directed by Terence Fisher
10 October 2015 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In1895, in Egypt, the British archaeologists John Banning (Peter Cushing), his father Stephen Banning (Felix Aylmer) and his uncle Joseph Whemple (Raymond Huntley) discover the tomb of Princess Ananka (Yvonne Furneaux). Stephen finds inside the tomb The Scroll of Life and reads it, awaking The Mummy of Anaka's keeper and former lover Kharis (Christopher Lee). He has a heart attack and goes insane. The Egyptian Mehemet Bey (George Pastell) that worships Ananka steals the scroll and controls The Mummy. Three years later, in England, Stephen is an intern in a mental institution and John has married his fiancée Isobel. However the fanatic Mehemet decides to use The Scroll of Life to revenge those that have desecrated Anaka's tomb. The Mummy attacks Stephen and Joseph; however, when The Mummy attacks John, Isobel that resembles Ananka saves her husband. But will she be saved from The Mummy?

"The Mummy" is another great horror movie by Hammer directed by Terence Fisher. The remake of the 1932 Universal's "The Mummy" is creepier, with the dirty bandages since he has fallen off into the bog. In addition, the beauty of Yvonne Furneaux is impressive as well the lack of chemistry with Peter Cushing. My vote is seven.

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