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The Curse of King Tut's Tomb (1980)

After an archeological expedition discovers the tomb of the Egyptian king Tutankhamen, many of the scientists, engineers and workmen begin mysteriously dying off.




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sarah Morrissey
Jonash Sabastian
Princess Vilma
Lady Evelyn Herbert
Barbara Murray ...
Giovanna Antoniella
Faith Brook ...
'Posh' Lady
John Palmer ...
Darien Angadi ...
Ahmed Nahas
Rupert Frazer ...
Stefan Kalipha ...


When archaeologists open up the tomb of the Egyptian pharoah Tutenankamen, they see an inscription that places a curse on anyone who violates the tomb. Soon people who were involved with the excavation begin dying mysteriously. Written by Anonymous

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8 May 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Maldição do Túmulo de Tutankhamen  »

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1.33 : 1
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Tom Baker has stated in interviews that a great deal of his role was cut. See more »


Lord George Carnarvon: Delighted you should want *me* to share in, what was your expression, the *ecstasy* of discovery.
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The archaeological jackpot
18 April 2016 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Back in the early Twenties the discovery of this intact tomb of an minor (in both senses of the word)Egyptian king was the headline of the day. It was the end of a lifetime of work for Howard Carter who like so many in the field dreamed of hitting the big strike. He hit the biggest one of them all.

Financed by Lord Carnarvon, this was almost a 20 year process, interrupted by World War I for Carter. The usual curses as prescribed by the ancient religion of the Egyptians were in place here for all the other tombs violated by grave robbers over the ages. In this film the curses were having some very human help from villain Raymond Burr who has a good idea what's there and wants it for himself.

Robin Ellis is Howard Carter and Harry Andrews is Lord Carnarvon who dies almost immediately after the discovery of the tomb. Eva Marie Saint is well cast as the journalist who gets the big scoop, as valuable in her profession as the discovery itself in Carter's.

The treasures unearthed in the tomb of Tutankhamen are in many of the world's museums though primarily in the British museum in London and the museum in Cairo. They maybe even on exhibit in a museum nearer where you live.

This is a pulp fiction version of the story, still it's decent viewing and a far cry from those Mummy's curse movies we all know.

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