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The Egyptian ()


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In ancient Egypt, a poor orphan becomes a genial physician and is eventually appointed at the Pharaoh's court where he witnesses palace intrigues and learns dangerous royal secrets.

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Merit
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Horemheb
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Baketamon
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Akhnaton
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Nefer
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Kaptah
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Sinuhe
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Taia
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Mekere
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Grave Robber
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Senmut
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Thoth
Anitra Stevens ...
Queen Nefertiti
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Richard Allan ...
Student in School of Life (uncredited)
Sharon Jan Altman ...
Princess (uncredited)
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Hittite Commander (uncredited)
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Citzen (uncredited)
Elizabeth Bartilet ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Don Bender ...
Boy (uncredited)
Sidney Bernstein ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Alfredo Berumen ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Don Blackman ...
Nubian Prince (uncredited)
Geraldine Bogdonovich ...
Tavern Waitress (uncredited)
Mario Bramucci ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Ralph Brooks ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Brad Brown ...
Palace Soldier (uncredited)
Esther Brown ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
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Soldier (uncredited)
George Chester ...
Nubian Guard (uncredited)
Michael Cirillo ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
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Kipa (uncredited)
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Patient (uncredited)
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Little Girl (uncredited)
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Townswoman (uncredited)
Rus Conklin ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
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Hittite Officer (uncredited)
Paul Cristo ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Gabriel Curtiz ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
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Libyan Guard (uncredited)
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Egyptian Dancer (uncredited)
Alvin Burke Deer ...
Boy (uncredited)
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Soldier (uncredited)
Ted Doner ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Joan Douglas ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Larry Duran ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Jack Ellis ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Nestor Eristoff ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
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Minor Role (uncredited)
Franco Fantasia ...
Hittite Officer (uncredited)
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Minor Role (uncredited)
Otto Forrest ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Raoul Freeman ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Jeanne Gail ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Dede Gainor ...
Princess (uncredited)
Aurello Galli ...
Boy (uncredited)
Israel Garcia ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
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Minor Role (uncredited)
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Man in Street (uncredited)
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Princess (uncredited)
Charles Gonzales ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
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Minor Role (uncredited)
Peggy Gordon ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Michael Granger ...
Officer (uncredited)
Maia Gregory ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Diane Gump ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Yeghishe Harout ...
Syrian at Nefer's (uncredited)
Marcoreta Hellman ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Lars Hensen ...
Citzen (uncredited)
Barbara James ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Kay Koury ...
Citizen (uncredited)
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High Priest (uncredited)
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Minor Role (uncredited)
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Ship's Captain (uncredited)
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Cadet (uncredited)
Michael Macey ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Tiger Joe Marsh ...
Libyan Guard (uncredited)
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Lady in Waiting (uncredited)
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Foreman, House of Death (uncredited)
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Minor Role (uncredited)
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Priest (uncredited)
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Minor Role (uncredited)
John Mooney ...
Officer (uncredited)
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Minor Role (uncredited)
Manuel París ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Victor Paul ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
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Minor Role (uncredited)
Jose Portugal ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Max Reid ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Wilma Reid ...
Nefer's Maid (uncredited)
Peter Reynolds ...
Sinuhe - Age 10 (uncredited)
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Minor Role (uncredited)
Michael Ross ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
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Servant (uncredited)
Lawrence Ryle ...
Priest (uncredited)
Paul Salata ...
Egyptian Official (uncredited)
Jack Santoro ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
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Minor Role (uncredited)
Peter Seal ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Harry Seymour ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
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Boy (uncredited)
Ray Spiker ...
Soldier (uncredited)
Larry Stanton ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Murray Steckler ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Saye Sumi ...
Nefer's Maid (uncredited)
Mike Tellegen ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Harry Thompson ...
Nubian (uncredited)
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Minor Role (uncredited)
Coleen Vico ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
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Minor Role (uncredited)
Robert Wegner ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Nancy Westbrook ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
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Governess (uncredited)

Directed by

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Michael Curtiz

Written by

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Philip Dunne ... (screen play) and
Casey Robinson ... (screen play)
 
Mika Waltari ... (novel)

Produced by

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Darryl F. Zanuck ... producer

Music by

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Bernard Herrmann
Alfred Newman

Cinematography by

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Leon Shamroy ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Barbara McLean

Editorial Department

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Leonard Doss ... color consultant
Lyman Hallowell ... assistant editor (uncredited)

Art Direction by

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George W. Davis
Lyle R. Wheeler ... (as Lyle Wheeler)

Set Decoration by

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Paul S. Fox
Walter M. Scott

Makeup Department

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Ben Nye ... makeup artist
Helen Turpin ... hair stylist

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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William Eckhardt ... assistant director
Addison Schaumer Jr. ... assistant director
Ray Kellogg ... second unit director (uncredited)
Jack Sonntag ... assistant director (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Alfred Bruzlin ... sound
Roger Heman Sr. ... sound (as Roger Heman)
Dick Jensen ... sound editor (uncredited)
Richard Kupper ... sound editor (uncredited)
Bert Ross ... sound editor (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Ray Kellogg ... special photographic effects
Matthew Yuricich ... visual effects artist (uncredited)

Stunts

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Fred Carson ... stunts (uncredited)
Bill Catching ... stunts (uncredited)
George Cernak ... stunts (uncredited)
George Dockstader ... stunts (uncredited)
John Epper ... stunts (uncredited)
Sol Gorss ... stunts (uncredited)
Michael Granger ... stunts (uncredited)
Stubby Kruger ... stunts (uncredited)
Bert LeBaron ... stunts (uncredited)
Charles Regan ... stunts (uncredited)
George Robotham ... stunts (uncredited)
Jack Stoney ... stunts (uncredited)
Louis Tomei ... stunts (uncredited)
Terry Wilson ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Scotty McEwin ... assistant camera: second unit (uncredited)
Leo Tover ... director of photography: second unit (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Charles Le Maire ... wardrobe director
Sam Benson ... wardrobe supervisor (uncredited)
Joan Joseff ... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Ed Wynigear ... wardrobe (uncredited)

Music Department

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George Adams ... music editor
Robert Russell Bennett ... orchestrator
Ken Darby ... vocal supervisor
Earle Hagen ... orchestrator
Dave Kahn ... music editor (as David Khan)
Pete King ... orchestrator
Gus Levene ... orchestrator
Robert Mayer ... music editor
Bernard Mayers ... orchestrator
Alfred Newman ... music supervisor
Edward B. Powell ... orchestrator
Victor Bay ... musician: violin (uncredited)
Bernard Herrmann ... conductor (uncredited) / orchestrator (uncredited)
Michael J. McDonald ... score remixer (uncredited)
Alfred Newman ... conductor (uncredited)
Lionel Newman ... music supervisor (uncredited)
Herbert W. Spencer ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Urban Thielmann ... musician: piano (uncredited)
Raymond Turner ... musician: piano (uncredited)

Other crew

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Stephen Papich ... choreographer
Elizabeth Riefstahl ... technical advisor
Norman Stuart ... dialogue coach
Frank Inn ... animal trainer (uncredited)
Gertrude Kingston ... research assistant (uncredited)
Mel Koontz ... animal trainer (uncredited)
Eva Monley ... script supervisor: second unit (uncredited)
Frances C. Richardson ... research director (uncredited)
Richard Talmadge ... fill-in director (uncredited)

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Plot Summary

In eighteenth-dynasty Egypt, Sinuhe, a poor orphan, becomes a brilliant physician and with his friend Horemheb is appointed to the service of the new Pharoah. Sinuhe's personal triumphs and tragedies are played against the larger canvas of the turbulent events of the 18th dynasty. As Sinuhe is drawn into court intrigues, and bizarre secrets are revealed to him, he learns the answers to the questions he has sought since his birth. Short on historical accuracy but strong on plot and characterization. Written by Molly Malloy

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Taglines To Nefer, shameless temptress of Babylon, he surrendered his parents' hope of immortality! See more »
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Also Known As
  • L'égyptien (France)
  • Sinuhé, el egipcio (Spain)
  • Sinuhe, egyptiern (Finland, Swedish title)
  • Sinuhe, egyptiern (Sweden)
  • Sinuhe, egyptiläinen (Finland)
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Runtime
  • 139 min
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Budget $5,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Marilyn Monroe lobbied hard to play "Nefer," but Darryl F. Zanuck had earmarked the role for his then-mistress, Bella Darvi. See more »
Goofs Akhnaton was succeeded by Tutankhamen, not Horemheb. Horemheb succeeded Aye, who was the successor of Tutankhamen. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Ancient Secrets of the Bible (1992). See more »
Quotes [first lines]
Sinuhe: [Older Sinuhe voiceover] I, Sinuhe the Egyptian, write this. In my place of exile on the shores of the Red Sea. There is no more desolate spot on earth. Soon the jackals and the vultures will make a poor meal of what is left of me. No monument will mark my resting place. I will leave only this, the story of my life. I have lived fully and deeply. I have tasted passion, crime and even murder. It is for you to judge me. You must weigh the good against the evil, the passion against the tenderness, the crime against the charity, the pleasure against the pain. I began life as I am ending it, alone. I rode alone on the bosom of the Nile in a boat of reeds dawbed with pitch and tied with fowler's knots. Thus the city of Thebes was accustomed to dispose of its unwanted children. I grew up on the waterfront of the city in the house of my foster parents who had saved me from the river. My foster father lived there by choice because he was also, by choice, physician to the poor of the city. From the rich he could have commanded princely fees, for he alone, in Thebes, was master of the ancient art of opening skulls. From the beginning I kept to myself. I used to wander alone on the banks of the Nile. Until the day came when I was ready to enter the School of Life. In the School of Life were trained the chosen young men of Egypt. The future scientists, philosophers, statesmen and generals. All the learning of Egypt lay in the keeping of the gods. For ten years I served them in the school that I might earn the right to call myself a physician. I learned to bend my body to them, but that was all. My mind still asked a question. Why?
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