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The Mummy (1959)

Unrated | | Adventure, Horror | 16 December 1959 (USA)
In 1895, British archaeologists find and open the tomb of Egyptian Princess Ananka with nefarious consequences.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... John Banning
... The Mummy / Kharis
... Isobel Banning / Princess Ananka
... Inspector Mulrooney
... Stephen Banning
... Joseph Whemple
... Mehemet Bey
... Poacher
... Police Constable
... Pat
Denis Shaw ... Mike
Gerald Lawson ... Irish Customer
... Dr. Reilly
... Coroner
David Browning ... Police Sergeant
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Storyline

In the 1890s a team of British archaeologists discover the untouched tomb of Princess Ananka but accidentally bring the mummified body of her High Priest back to life. Three years later back in England a follower of the same Egyptian religion unleashes the mummy to exact grisly revenge on the despoilers of the sacred past. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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ALL NEW! IN TERRIFYING TECHNICOLOR (original U.S. print ad - all caps) See more »

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Adventure | Horror

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£125,000 (estimated)
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(RCA Sound Recording)

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(Eastmancolor)

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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

In Flesh and Blood: The Hammer Heritage of Horror (1994), Peter Cushing claimed that he suggested the scene in which he drives a spear through the mummy. He was inspired by the pre-release poster which shows the mummy with a shaft of light passing through it. See more »

Goofs

When the mummy - supposedly wrapped in ancient strips of cloth from thousands of years ago - breaks into the padded cell at the asylum and kills Stephen Banning, after he finishes the murder, he turns around revealing a clear seam in the costume were the zipper is. See more »

Quotes

Mehemet Bey: He who robs the graves of Egypt dies!
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Opening credits prologue: 1895 See more »

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References The Mummy's Ghost (1944) See more »

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Spell binding remake of a horror classic!
2 November 2000 | by See all my reviews

Director Terence Fisher and crew at Hammer Films revives life in the MUMMY. Horrific color and a much livelier and threatening wrapped menace is the modern slant on the 1930's original.

Boris Karloff was almost mystic in the title role decades ago. Stealing some of his thunder is Christopher Lee. Lee is down right wicked and relentless. And in his own way, just as scary as Karloff.

Peter Cushing brings a double whammy to this movie. More shakes and shivers. Also in the cast are Yvonne Furneaux, George Pastell, Raymond Huntley, David Browning and Michael Ripper.

What a way to spend a rainy night. Curl up with this and the original. Yikes!


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