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Michael Carreras (screenplay)
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Release Date:
31 December 1964 (USA) See more »
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It Lives Again To Kill Again! See more »
Plot:
When European Egyptologists Dubois, Giles and Bray discover the tomb of the Egyptian prince Ra, American... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Another Great Hammer Film, This Time With a Mummy See more (32 total) »

Cast

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Terence Morgan ... Adam Beauchamp (Re, younger son of Rameses VIII)
Ronald Howard ... John Bray

Fred Clark ... Alexander King
Jeanne Roland ... Annette Dubois
George Pastell ... Hashmi Bey

Jack Gwillim ... Sir Giles Dalrymple

John Paul ... Inspector Mackenzie
Dickie Owen ... The Mummy (Ra-Antef)
Jill Mai Meredith ... Jenny, Beauchamp's Maid
Michael Ripper ... Achmed
Harold Goodwin ... Fred one of King's Workmen
Jimmy Gardner ... Fred's Mate
Vernon Smythe ... Jessop, Beauchamp's Butler
Marianne Stone ... Hashmi Bey's Landlady
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Olga Dickie ... Housekeeper (uncredited)
Nora Gordon ... Sir Giles's Housekeeper (uncredited)
Pat Gorman ... London Reporter (uncredited)
George Leech ... Ship Attacker (uncredited)
Michael McStay ... Ra-Antef (uncredited)
Eddie Powell ... 2nd Arab (uncredited)
Bernard Rebel ... Prof. Eugene Dubois (uncredited)
Roy Stewart ... Bearer In Museum (uncredited)
Larry Taylor ... Swordsman (uncredited)
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Directed by
Michael Carreras 
 
Writing credits
Michael Carreras (screenplay) (as Henry Younger)

Produced by
Michael Carreras .... producer
William Hill .... associate producer (as Bill Hill)
 
Original Music by
Carlo Martelli 
 
Cinematography by
Otto Heller (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Eric Boyd-Perkins  (as Eric Boyd Perkins)
 
Casting by
David Booth 
 
Production Design by
Bernard Robinson 
 
Makeup Department
Roy Ashton .... makeup artist
Iris Tilley .... hair stylist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bert Batt .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Michael Finlay .... painter (uncredited)
Eric Hillier .... props (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Jim Groom .... sound editor (as James Groom)
Claude Hitchcock .... sound recordist
 
Stunts
Peter Diamond .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Bob Thompson .... camera operator
Steve Birtles .... gaffer (uncredited)
George Higgins .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Betty Adamson .... wardrober
John Briggs .... wardrober
 
Editorial Department
James Needs .... supervising editor
 
Music Department
Philip Martell .... musical supervisor
Philip Martell .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Eileen Head .... continuity
Andrew Low .... technical advisor
 
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Runtime:
78 min | USA:81 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
Certification:
Finland:K-16 (1988) | Finland:(Banned) (1964) | Iceland:16 | Norway:15 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:12 (DVD re-rating) (2006) | UK:15 (video rating) (1986) | USA:Unrated

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During the Egyptian flashback scenes Franz Reizenstein's theme from Hammer's original The Mummy (1959) can be heard.See more »
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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Another Great Hammer Film, This Time With a Mummy, 8 November 2008
Author: gavin6942 from United States

On an Egyptian expedition, a group of British explorers stumble across the hidden tomb of the pharaoh Ra (yes, I know, quite original). But once they bring him back to England for exhibition, they find the tomb to be empty. Did someone steal this priceless specimen or is the curse real, with a lumbering corpse walking the streets of London ready to kill those who disturbed his rest? Has a good mummy film been made in thirty years? I can't think of a recent one, "The Mummy" with Brendan Fraser really isn't all that great. The 90s were not mummy-friendly. The 80s? Not so much. Vampires, zombies... no problem. Even werewolves get the occasional bone tossed to them ("Dog Soldiers"). Where are the mummies? I don't know. But I do know you can find one seriously cool mummy in this film.

The actual mummy doesn't appear until the third act, with about twenty minutes left. We are instead treated to the conflicts, deceptions and internal politics of these competing archaeologists. And, believe it or not, this works. A good plot is unraveled with interesting characters... Hammer Studios didn't use the usual cast (sorry, Lee and Cushing) but gave us others that are equally capable. A romance blossoms that pays off later on in the film.

Mummy films are interesting, or at least this one is, if thought of as a moral tale about invading and desecrating a foreign culture. Sure, we can talk of a curse that kills those who disturb a mummy's rest. But how often do Egyptians dig up their own kings? It's more often... the Brits. So, there's something of a moral suggesting the Brits, a dominant empire, shouldn't be meddling in the affairs of weaker nations, stealing their heritage for monetary gain. Would the Brits want Egyptians digging up William the Conqueror? (Then again, maybe they would.) Things take a bizarre turn later on that you'll have to see to believe. One of the archaeologists is not who he says he is. And yes, you really ought to see this film. I watched it courtesy of the Icons of Horror box set featuring four classic Hammer films, and I can now say that all four are worth watching, and even owning. Hammer knew horror, and some of their gems at the time make today's horror look silly in comparison. Until a better mummy film comes along (and I've been waiting decades) this is the one to see.

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