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The Mummy's Shroud (1967)

 -  Horror  -  15 March 1967 (USA)
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Sir Basil Walden (as Andre Morell)
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Stanley Preston
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Roger Delgado ...
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Toolsie Persaud ...
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In 1920 an archaeological expedition discovers the tomb of an ancient Egyptian child prince. Returning home with their discovery, the expedition members soon find themselves being killed off by a mummy, which can be revived by reading the words off the prince's burial shroud. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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Beware the beat of the cloth-wrapped feet!

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A Mortalha da Múmia  »

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Director John Gilling's third and last film for Hammer. Gilling was reputedly very unhappy with the finished product and in later interviews would often cite it as his worst film. He would shift his work to TV immediately after, working on such shows as Department S (1969), The Champions (1968) and The Saint (1962), before making one final feature Cross of the Devil (1975). Gilling then retired and moved to Australia where he spent most of his time painting up until his death in 1984. See more »

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The mummy starts a fire in the photography studio; the curtains on the other side of the room start burning by themselves a moment later. See more »

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Formulaic but enjoyable
22 March 2014 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

An archaeological expedition does what archaeological expeditions in movies do best: they desecrate an Egyptian tomb and incur the wrath of a mummy. Routine mummy movie from Hammer. Helped by nice cast that includes Hammer vets Michael Ripper and Andre Morell. Ripper has probably his best role as the tragic Longbarrow. John Phillips makes a particularly hissable villain. Opening prologue seems to go on forever. The mummy makeup/costume is particularly ratty. Not sure if that was the look they were going for or if it was just the best they could do. It's not a particularly special horror movie but it's entertaining enough if you're a fan of mummy movies as I am.


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