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Christopher Wicking (screenplay)
Bram Stoker (novel)
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Release Date:
17 May 1972 (USA) See more »
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A severed hand beckons from an open grave!
Plot:
An archaeological expedition brings back to London the coffin of an Egyptian queen known for her magic powers... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Andrew Keir ... Professor Julian Fuchs
Valerie Leon ... Margaret Fuchs / Queen Tera
James Villiers ... Corbeck
Hugh Burden ... Geoffrey Dandridge
George Coulouris ... Professor Berrigan
Mark Edwards ... Tod Browning
Rosalie Crutchley ... Helen Dickerson

Aubrey Morris ... Doctor Putnum
David Markham ... Doctor Burgess
Joan Young ... Mrs. Caporal
James Cossins ... Older Male Nurse
David Jackson ... Young Male Nurse
Jonathan Burn ... Saturnine Young Man
Graham James ... Youth in Museum
Tamara Ustinov ... Veronica
Penelope Holt ... Nurse
Angela Ginders ... Nurse
Tex Fuller ... Patient
Luis Madina ... Priest (as Madina Luis)
Omar Amoodi ... Priest
Abdul Kader ... Priest
Oscar Charles ... Priest
Ahmed Osman ... Priest
Soltan Lalani ... Priest
Saad Ghazi ... Priest
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Olive Gregg ... Margaret Fuchs (voice)
Harry Fielder ... Local Man (uncredited)
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Directed by
Seth Holt 
Michael Carreras (uncredited)
 
Writing credits
Christopher Wicking (screenplay)

Bram Stoker (novel "Jewel of the Seven Stars")

Produced by
Howard Brandy .... producer
 
Original Music by
Tristram Cary 
 
Cinematography by
Arthur Grant 
 
Film Editing by
Peter Weatherley 
 
Production Design by
Scott MacGregor 
 
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Ivy Emmerton .... hairdressing supervisor
Eddie Knight .... makeup supervisor
 
Production Management
Christopher Neame .... production manager
Roy Skeggs .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Derek Whitehurst .... assistant director
Michael Murray .... third assistant director (uncredited)
Lindsey Vickers .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Bill Greene .... construction manager
Don Picton .... assistant art director
Tony Baines .... draughtsman (uncredited)
Bill Beavis .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Jimmy Carreras .... print boy (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Tony Dawe .... sound recordist
Roy Hyde .... sound editor
A.W. Lumkin .... recording director (as Tony Lumkin)
Dennis Whitlock .... dubbing mixer
Dan Grimmel .... sound maintenance (uncredited)
Jack Harris .... sound camera operator (uncredited)
Claude Hitchcock .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Mike Silverlock .... boom operator (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Michael Collins .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Neil Binney .... camera operator
Roderick Barron .... clapper (uncredited)
Roderick Barron .... loader (uncredited)
Bob Jordan .... focus puller (uncredited)
Peter Woods .... camera grip (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rosemary Burrows .... wardrobe supervisor
Diane Jones .... wardrobe mistress
 
Music Department
Philip Martell .... musical supervisor
 
Other crew
Betty Harley .... continuity
Philip Campbell .... unit runner (uncredited)
Sarah Mathiesen .... stand-in: Valerie Leon (uncredited)
Sally Pardo .... production secretary (uncredited)
 

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94 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Mono (RCA Sound System)
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Argentina:X (original rating) | Argentina:18 (re-rating) | Australia:R | Germany:16 | Iceland:16 | New Zealand:R18 | Norway:(Banned) (1972-2003) (cinema release) | Sweden:15 | UK:15 | USA:PG
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Andrew Keir replaced Peter Cushing after one day's shooting to care for his ailing wife.See more »
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Factual errors: Screen credit is given to Bram Stoker for the novel 'Jewel of the Seven Stars'. The title is actually 'The Jewel of Seven Stars'.See more »
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Corbeck:The meek shall NOT inherit the earth. They can't be trusted with it.See more »
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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
One Yummy Mummy!, 17 August 2009
Author: Bensch from Salzburg, Austria

"Blood From The Mummy's Tomb" is a film that has its qualities - the doubtlessly most convincing one being the incredibly beautiful Valerie Leon in a double role. Yet I have to say that this film ranks among the lesser ones from my beloved Hammer Studios, as it is not very suspenseful and lacks the intense atmosphere that we all love about the films from this brilliant British production company. Based on the almighty Bram Stoker's novel "The Jewel of Seven the Stars", "Blood From the Mummy's Tomb" is one out of three Hammer films directed by Seth Holt, the others being the very good "The Nanny" (1965) and the presumably great "Taste of Fear" (1961) which I haven't yet seen. Sadly, Holt died in while he was working on this film in 1971, at only 48, and the film was completed by Michael Carreras, who must be seen as a pioneer for directing one of the earliest Eurowestern, "Tierra Brutal" in 1961. Being a huge fan of the Hammer Studios I tend to love their later films, such as "Vampire Circus", "The Vampire Lovers" or "Frankenstein and The Monster From Hell", from the early 70s especially, because they usually mix the elegant Hammer-typical Gothic atmosphere with 70s-typical sleaze and gore. This is also the case here - "Blood From The Mummy's Tomb" has some of Hammer's goriest moments - but the suspense was obviously not sufficiently focused on here. It does have some highly atmospheric scenes, but then, there are hardly any outdoor shots and typical Hammer style elements such as foggy grounds etc. appear only a few times in the film.

The film tells a very classic Horror story, of a young beauty who happens to bear a stunning resemblance to a vicious she-demon - in this case a blood-thirsty Egyptian Queen... I love classic Horror material like this, but, sadly, it isn't delivered too well here. The film isn't too suspenseful, as one simply doesn't care about the characters. Valerie Leon ("Never Say Never Again") is stunningly beautiful (and shows some flesh) in her double leading role as the Egyptian Queen Tera and the archaeologist's's daughter Margaret Fuchs. Miss Leon is truly ravishing and her presence alone easily is reason enough to watch the film. The great Andrew Keir ("Quatermass and the Pit", "Dracula, Prince of Darkness") plays her father Prof. Fuchs. Funnily, Margaret's boyfriend's name is 'Tod Browning' - a tribute to the genius director of such gems as "Dracula" (1931), "Freaks" (1932) or "The Devi-Doll" (1936), the immortal Tod Browning. "Blood From The Mummy's Tomb" has its moments - as said, Valerie Leon is by far the most convincing reason to watch it, and the film has some stylish moments as well as some very well done gory ones. However, it does get boring in-between, and that is something extremely rare with a Hammer film.

Overall it must be said that, while Egyptian Mummies are generally fascinating creatures, their representations in cinema are often quite weak. The only true Mummy-Masterpiece I've seen is Karl Freund's brilliant "The Mummy" of 1932 with the immortal Boris Karloff in the lead. My second-favorite is Hammer's 1959 remake "The Mummy" with Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee. "Blood From The Mummy's Tomb" is still 100 times better than these crappy new Mummy films which consist of CGI only, but it's definitely one of Hammer's weaker films and mostly interesting for the gorgeous Valerie Leon.

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