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The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb (1964)

Unrated | | Horror, Thriller | 31 December 1964 (USA)
When European Egyptologists Dubois, Giles and Bray discover the tomb of the Egyptian prince Ra, American entrepreneur and investor Alexander King insists on shipping the treasures and ... See full summary »

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Terence Morgan ...
Adam Beauchamp
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John Bray
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Alexander King
Jeanne Roland ...
Annette Dubois
George Pastell ...
Hashmi Bey
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Sir Giles Dalrymple
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Inspector Mackenzie
Dickie Owen ...
Jill Mai Meredith ...
Jenny
Michael Ripper ...
Achmed
Harold Goodwin ...
Fred
Jimmy Gardner ...
Fred's Mate
Vernon Smythe ...
Jessop
Marianne Stone ...
Bey's Landlady
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When European Egyptologists Dubois, Giles and Bray discover the tomb of the Egyptian prince Ra, American entrepreneur and investor Alexander King insists on shipping the treasures and sarcophagus back to England for tour and display. Once there, someone with murderous intent has discovered the means of waking the centuries dead prince... Written by Jeff Hole <jeffhole@aol.com>

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5,000 year-old monster on the rampage! See more »

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Horror | Thriller

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A Maldição da Múmia  »

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Released by Columbia TriStar Home Video [us] on VHS PAL as a Hammer Horror Double Bill with The Revenge of Frankenstein (1958). See more »

Goofs

At the public showing of the mummy, the audience was shown a film about finding the tomb and contents. The film was in full color, a process that had not been perfected in 1900, when the film was set. See more »

Quotes

Alexander King: I must take you into my confidence and warn you. There is a curse which says that all persons present at the opening of a Pharaoh's coffin and who gaze at the face of the mummy therein, shall die. You have been WARNED!
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Featured in Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: The Mummy's Curse (2013) See more »

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Scheherezade
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Music by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Arranged by Carlo Martelli
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19 November 2001 | by (NC) – See all my reviews

While definitely not as much a first-rate production as Hammer's first Mummy, Curse of the Mummy's Tomb has some great camerawork, nice supporting performances, and an intriguing mummy plot. Archaeologists financed by an American P. T. Barnum type find a lost tomb and open it despite the curse that says whosoever is present at its opening should die. Hammer production values prevail with lush costumes and sets. George Pastell(from the original) is back as yet another Egyptian naysayer out to prove that the British had no right to take and break the sacred nature of treasure and memory of forgotten kings. Michael Ripper, Jack Gwillim, and Fred Clark excel in their supporting roles, clearly out-performing the rather tiresome and boring leads of Terence Morgan, Ronald Howard, and Jeanne Roland. Clark gives an impressive performance(as well as very affable one) as the American out to turn his mummy find into carnival magic, taking the show to the "American Heartland" for a dime a peep. The story is not the fastest paced story around, but once the mummy's casket gets opened....people die. Definitely worth a look for the mummy fan.


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