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The Mummy -- Three English archaeologists find the tomb of an Egyptian high priestess buried nearly four thousand years before. They discover a guard who had been buried alive with her.

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Writer:
Jimmy Sangster (screenplay)
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Release Date:
16 December 1959 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Torn from the tomb to terrify the world! See more »
Plot:
In the 1890s a team of British archaeologists discover the untouched tomb of Princess Ananka but accidentally... See more » | Add synopsis »
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User Reviews:
Very good movie See more (66 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Peter Cushing ... John Banning

Christopher Lee ... The Mummy / Kharis
Yvonne Furneaux ... Isobel / Ananka
Eddie Byrne ... Inspector Mulrooney
Felix Aylmer ... Stephen Banning
Raymond Huntley ... Joseph Whemple
George Pastell ... Mehemet Bey
Michael Ripper ... Poacher
George Woodbridge ... Police Constable
Harold Goodwin ... Pat
Denis Shaw ... Mike
Gerald Lawson ... Irish Customer

Willoughby Gray ... Dr. Reilly
John Stuart ... Coroner
David Browning ... Police Sergeant
Frank Sieman ... Bill
Stanley Meadows ... Attendant
Frank Singuineau ... Head Porter
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
James Clarke ... Priest (uncredited)
John Harrison ... Priest (uncredited)
Frederick Rawlings ... (uncredited)
Roy Stewart ... Flashback slave (uncredited)

Directed by
Terence Fisher 
 
Writing credits
Jimmy Sangster (screenplay)

Produced by
Michael Carreras .... producer
Anthony Nelson Keys .... associate producer (as Anthony Nelson-Keys)
 
Original Music by
Franz Reizenstein 
 
Cinematography by
Jack Asher (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Alfred Cox 
 
Casting by
Dorothy Holloway (uncredited)
 
Production Design by
Bernard Robinson 
 
Makeup Department
Roy Ashton .... makeup artist
Henry Montsash .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Don Weeks .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Peverall .... assistant director
Hugh Harlow .... third assistant director (uncredited)
Tom Walls .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Arthur Banks .... master plasterer (uncredited)
Charles Davis .... master carpenter (uncredited)
Eric Hillier .... props buyer (uncredited)
Mick Lyons .... construction manager (uncredited)
Don Mingaye .... assistant art director (uncredited)
Tom Money .... property master (uncredited)
Lawrence Wren .... master painter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Roy Hyde .... sound editor
Jock May .... sound recordist
Charles Bouvet .... sound maintenance (uncredited)
Claude Hitchcock .... sound department (uncredited)
Jim Perry .... boom operator (uncredited)
Alan Thorne .... sound camera operator (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Bill Warrington .... special effects
 
Stunts
Eddie Powell .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Len Harris .... camera operator
Jack Curtis .... chief electrician (uncredited)
Tom Edwards .... still photographer (uncredited)
Alan McDonald .... clapper loader (uncredited)
Harry Oakes .... focus puller (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Molly Arbuthnot .... wardrobe mistress
Rosemary Burrows .... wardrobe assistant (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
James Needs .... supervising editor
Chris Barnes .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
John Hollingsworth .... music supervisor
John Hollingsworth .... conductor (uncredited)
John Hollingsworth .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Marjorie Lavelly .... continuity
Andrew Low .... technical adviser
Ken Gordon .... cashier (uncredited)
Arthur Kelly .... studio manager (uncredited)
Andrew Low .... egyptologist (uncredited)
Colin Reid .... publicist (uncredited)
Margaret Robinson .... mask maker: Egyptian masks (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
86 min | USA:88 min | USA:97 min (original release)
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Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.77 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
Certification:
Canada:PG | Finland:(Banned) (1960) | Netherlands:14 (original rating) | UK:X (original rating) | UK:PG (tv rating) | UK:PG (video rating) (1997) (2003) (2013) | USA:Unrated | West Germany:16

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Trivia:
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:
Factual errors: There was no "Karnak" among Egypt's numerous deities. Karnak was a city, not a god.See more »
Quotes:
Poacher:I've seen the likes tonight that mortal eyes shouldn't look at.
Irish Customer:You've been around to Molly Grady's again.
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Monster Mania (1997) (TV)See more »

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12 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Very good movie, 8 May 2006
Author: Zombie_CPA from United States

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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