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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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Complete credited cast:
Adam Beauchamp
Ronald Howard ...
John Bray
Alexander King
Jeanne Roland ...
Annette Dubois
George Pastell ...
Hashmi Bey
Sir Giles Dalrymple
Inspector Mackenzie
Dickie Owen ...
Jill Mai Meredith ...
Michael Ripper ...
Harold Goodwin ...
Jimmy Gardner ...
Fred's Mate
Vernon Smythe ...
Marianne Stone ...
Bey's Landlady


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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Release Date:

31 December 1964 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Maldição da Múmia  »

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Last on screen role of George Pastell for Hammer films . After this his last Hammer role would be a voice only roles in She. See more »


During one of the 19the century scenes, there is a modern lit exit sign clearly visible over a doorway. Those exit signs had not been invented yet. See more »


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


Procession of the Sardar
from "Caucasian Sketches"
Music by Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov
Arranged by Carlo Martelli
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Filthy bandages on the loose in the streets of London!
27 January 2004 | by (the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls) – See all my reviews

This motion picture is supposed to be a kind of sequel to the terrific film starring Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee from 1959 but, compared to that one, this is a highly unimaginative and rather dull experience. The movie starts exiting enough, with a scientist getting slaughtered by angry and dangerous looking Egyptian priests…Unfortunately, the next 40 minutes are just a series of dull conversations and uninspired history lessons. The typical stereotypical American businessman wants the bandaged body of Ra to be in an amusements park, while the serious British archaeologist wants it to be in a classy museum…very uninteresting, I tell you. Curse also lacks a few decent and convincing actors and Jeanne Dubois – as the love interest Anette – fades away when set next to the other Hammer Egyptian queens like Valerie Léon (Blood from the Mummy's Tomb) and Yvonne Furneaux (The Mummy). The film becomes a bit more watchable when the mummy finally is going on his rampage in the streets of London...he even ends up in the sewers!! Which brings me to the most positive element of Curse of the Mummy's Tomb!! The creepy and dusty looking make-up! The filthy bandages and the impressively shot images of Ra alone are worth the effort. The ending is more or less surprising and satisfying but it doesn't save the entire finish product. A real shame, I think, because mummies ( and the Ancient Egypt in general ) are such a fascinating and astonishing source of inspiration for terrifying horror tales.

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