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The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb (1964)

Unrated  |   |  Horror, Thriller  |  31 December 1964 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Terence Morgan ...
Adam Beauchamp
Ronald Howard ...
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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Out of ancient Pharaoh's tomb stalks a monster-of-monsters with a lust for vengeance and a thirst for terror! See more »

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31 December 1964 (USA)  »

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A Maldição da Múmia  »

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Trivia

This was released as a double bill with The Gorgon (1964). 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 »

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Featured in 100 Years of Horror: Mummies (1996) See more »

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Belly Dance
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Music by Kenny Graham
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OK Hammer schlock not the most interesting but still likable
23 December 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I haven't seen many of Hammer's forays into the world of murdering mummies, in fact aside from this one th only other that I can clearly recall seeing is The Mummy's Shroud. This is a surprisingly slow film, with a decent and nicely grisly opening that gives way to an unfortunate slowdown, not helped by the wonky script and slightly uninvolving atmosphere. The acting ranges from serviceable to a bit weak, with Ronald Howard pretty good as a hero, Jack Gwillim good as the leader of the ill fated archaeological expedition that results in the rising of the mummy and Fred Clark irritating, perhaps intentionally so as a gauche American patron. The supporting characters and extras are by and large pretty bad and fatally the film fails to conjure up much atmosphere when the mummy is absent. Still, the film chugs along, keeping just the right side of boredom and handling the all important curse explanation quite nicely, until the mummy gets down to business and the film heads for fun times until the end. He's a mouldering, frightening and vicious character, offing people with vigour and violence and adding a much needed booster shot of schlocky panache. Combine this good work with a pleasing end twist and we have a sweetly satisfying second half. For all the earlier longeurs and the fact that as both a writer and a director, Michael Carreras is one of the weaker of the various Hammer talents, the film ends up a pretty good experience. So, if you dig this sort of thing this is worth a look, but just remember its a bumpy ride.


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