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The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb (1964)

Unrated | | Horror | 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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Adam Beauchamp
Ronald Howard ...
John Bray
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Alexander King
Jeanne Roland ...
Annette Dubois
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Hashmi Bey
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Sir Giles Dalrymple
John Paul ...
Inspector Mackenzie
Dickie Owen ...
Jill Mai Meredith ...
Jenny
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Achmed
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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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Half bone, half bandage...all blood-curdling terror! See more »

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31 December 1964 (USA)  »

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La maldición de la momia  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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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

As the mummy swings his fist to hit Adam, the actor anticipates the blow early, beginning to move his head before he is even struck. See more »

Quotes

Alexander King: [to a belly dancer] You ever learn to do that to ragtime, give me a call... we'll make a fortune!
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Connections

Referenced in The Raccoons: Science Friction! (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Plaisir d'amour
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Music by Johann Martini
Arranged by Philip Martell
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Another Sumptuous Looking Hammer Film
4 August 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

All Hammer Movies had that look. They had a way of presenting Color in a formula of their own design and it is part of their appeal to this day. In a word, it is sumptuous. Here we have the Studio's second Mummy Movie as our old friend is awakened once again to materialize the proverbial Curse.

It has a rather talky first half but the verbiage is slightly interesting and the "Mummy as Sideshow" is a new take. The second half kicks into gear and moves quite energetically, well as energetic as a Mummy can be. He seems determined to wreak the necessary havoc and does so quite brutally.

In the finale things really come together with a Plot twist and an exciting chase through the sewers. Overall, this is mid-range Hammer and that is almost always better than the Studio's contemporaries. Definitely worth a view for Hammer, Horror, and B-Movie Fans.


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