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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.

Director:

Lee Sholem

Writer:

Richard H. Landau (original story and screenplay) (as Richard Landau)
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Cast overview:
Mark Dana Mark Dana ... Capt. Storm
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Guy Prescott Guy Prescott ... Dr. Michael Farraday
Terence de Marney ... Sgt. Smolett
Richard Peel ... Sgt. Gromley
Kurt Katch ... Hans Brecht
Robert Fortin Robert Fortin ... Claude Beauchamp
Ralph Clanton Ralph Clanton ... Col. Cross
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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. Written by Ray Baden

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

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A blood-lusting mummy that kills for a cat goddess! See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

February 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Curse of the Pharaoh See more »

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Budget:

$116,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Shot in six days. See more »

Goofs

The British soldiers uniforms are all incorrect for the year 1902. They are wearing American style jackets and belts dating from the Second World War, while the medal ribbons everyone is wearing are for medals awarded for British service in the First World War. See more »

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Scary for a little kid
21 April 2004 | by ChukarSee all my reviews

I saw this film when I was just a little kid. I saw it close to the time that I saw "Curse of the Demon," and thoughout my life I always wondered if these two films were real films or some kind of nightmare I remembered that I just thought were movies. I found "Curse of The Demon" a few years ago for sale, and I was able to record "Curse of the Pharaoh" about a year ago when it was shown uncut and without commercial breaks on the Tele.

Now, as a grownup, I have a little of a hard time finding just what scared me so awfully much in "Curse of the Pharaoh." I guess I was very young at the time. However, I still rate the film as better than most others rate it and have watched it about four times since I recorded it. That compares with many of the new films on DVD that I have watched on once after purchasing them. Perhaps it is just that I remember it as such a good film from when I was little, but I still enjoy it today. Many of the early "classic" horror films are not as scary as it is, and they certainly move even slower. I feel that the audience for a good mummy film was not there when it was released back in the late 50's.

In closing, I can truthfully say that I enjoy an average horror film much more than an average film of any other genre. I can spend a whole evening watching horror and mystery movies. How weird?


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