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Director:
Writer:
Michael Carreras (screenplay)
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Release Date:
31 December 1964 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
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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Not a masterpiece, but still underrated See more (35 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Terence Morgan ... Adam Beauchamp
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
Michael Ripper ... Achmed
Harold Goodwin ... Fred
Jimmy Gardner ... Fred's Mate
Vernon Smythe ... Jessop
Marianne Stone ... 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)

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)
Douglas Milsome .... clapper loader (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Betty Adamson .... wardrobe
John Briggs .... wardrobe
 
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 | West Germany:16

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Trivia:
The film takes place in 1900.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: 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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9 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Not a masterpiece, but still underrated, 27 May 2007
Author: Manulimainen Manuli from the middle of nowhere

Curse of the mummy's tomb certainly is not a best effort from Hammer studios, as many of their true classics outshine it without any serious effort. However, it is not as much a disaster as many comments here in IMDb suggest. The movie doesn't have any Hammer's big stars in the cast, the story doesn't bring anything new into the mummy myth, and at few times the going gets unintentionally hilarious in the film. But on the other hand, the characters are acted quite solidly, even if the performances don't truly shine. Comical reliefs are mostly done with certain style, especially by Fred Clark as a P.T. Barnum replica, and the plot has few interesting twists. We even have here few scenes of surprisingly graphic of it's time, if a bit unrealistic screen violence, if that's your cup of tea. Slow pace and low action rate of the film works more for than against the movie, at least in my books, and the whole package is short enough, so the story can carry it all through till the end.

All in all, if you're a fan of old horror films, give it a go, whether you're a fan of Hammer studios works or not. At least this one certainly beats the stuffing out of it's follow-up, Mummy's shroud, which in my opinion truly deserves any public stoning it gets.

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