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Pharaoh's Curse (1957)

Approved | | Horror | February 1957 (USA)
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Archaeologists in Egypt find one of their crew has been turned into a blood sucking mummy after they have unleashed a three thousand year curse by entering a Pharaoh's tomb.



(original story and screenplay) (as Richard Landau)



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Cast overview:
Mark Dana ... Capt. Storm
... Simira (as Ziva Shapir)
... Sylvia Quentin
... Robert Quentin
Alvaro Guillot ... Numar
... Walter Andrews
Guy Prescott ... Dr. Michael Farraday
... Sgt. Smolett
... Sgt. Gromley
... Hans Brecht
Robert Fortin ... Claude Beauchamp
Ralph Clanton ... Col. Cross


Archaeologists in Egypt find one of their crew has been turned into a blood sucking mummy after they have unleashed a three thousand year curse by entering a Pharaoh's tomb. Written by Ray Baden

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Plot Keywords:

tomb | curse | egypt | mummy | aging | See All (9) »


Unleashing 4,000 years of horror upon this century! See more »




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Release Date:

February 1957 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Curse of the Pharaoh  »


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$116,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Nothing very original.
24 February 2001 | by See all my reviews

The Pharaoh's Curse is a basic mummy movie. A British captain in Cairo during an uprising is sent to shut down an archaeological dig before the local natives discover it and become even angrier than they already are. The captain,played by Mark Dana,is ordered to escort the wife of the expedition leader to camp to help persuade her husband to shut down the dig.On the way they encounter Simira,a local woman whose brother is part of the expedition.Mysterious occurrences begin and people start to die once the mummy's sarcophagus is opened. I wouldn't plan my day around watching this movie but it's okay for a rainy afternoon.

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