The Mummy's Shroud (1967)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sir Basil Walden (as Andre Morell)
John Phillips ...
Stanley Preston
David Buck ...
Paul Preston
Barbara Preston
Maggie Kimberly ...
Claire de Sangre (as Maggie Kimberley)
Michael Ripper ...
Tim Barrett ...
Richard Warner ...
Inspector Barrani
Roger Delgado ...
Catherine Lacey ...
Dickie Owen ...
Bruno Barnabe ...
Toni Gilpin ...
Pharaoh's Wife
Toolsie Persaud ...
Eddie Powell ...


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 <>

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Release Date:

15 March 1967 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Mortalha da Múmia  »

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1.66 : 1
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The design for the mummy's mask was taken directly from a real one on display at London's British Museum. See more »


Prior to John Phillips head being smashed against the wall the fake blood is there before his head hits the stone. See more »


Follows The Mummy (1959) See more »

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The Tomb Keeper and the Shroud
1 May 2015 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In 2000 B.C., in Egypt, the pharaoh Men-Ta (Bruno Barnabe) celebrates with his people the birth of his son Kah-To-Bey (Toolsie Persaud) despite the death of his wife (Toni Gilpin). Meanwhile his brother Amen- Ta plots a scheme to overthrow Men-Ta. When the rebel army invades the palace, Men-Ta asks his servant Prem (Dickie Owen) to flee with his son and protect him. But Kah-To-Bey dies in the desert and Prem buries him in a tomb covered with a shroud.

In 1920, the wealthy British Stanley Preston (John Phillips) sponsors the archaeologists Sir Basil Walden (Andre Morell), his son Paul Preston (David Buck), Claire de Sangre (Maggie Kimberley) and Harry (Tim Barrett) to find Kah-To-Bey's tomb after the discovery of Prem's remains. The expedition is considered missing and Stanley and his wife Barbara Preston (Elizabeth Sellars) travel to Egypt to organize the search parties. Meanwhile the group finds the tomb and is warned by the keeper Hasmid (Roger Delgado) to leave the place; otherwise they will be cursed and doomed to die. However Stanley arrives and they take the mummified corpse and the shroud to the Cairo Museum. The arrogant Stanley uses the press to promote himself. Meanwhile the clairvoyant Haiti (Catherine Lacey) meets Hasmid and he summons Prem using the shroud. Soon Sir Basil Walden is found mysteriously murdered and Stanley asks his minion Longbarrow (Michael Ripper) to buy a ticket for him to travel to England. However he is forbidden by Inspector Barrani (Richard Warner) to leave Egypt during his investigation. When Harry is also mysteriously murdered by Prem, Stanley panics. Who will be the next victim of Prem?

"The Mummy's Shroud" is another entertaining Hammer's low budget movie. The unoriginal story is totally predictable, actually a rip-off of other mummies movies, but has a good screenplay that holds the attention of the viewer until the very end. Roger Delgado is a frightening villain and the conclusion is satisfactory. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "A Mortalha da Múmia" ("The Mummy's Shroud")

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