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The Pharaohs' Woman (1960)

La donna dei faraoni (original title)
A beautiful girl and a young physician fall in love in the midst of a family, and power struggle between rival princes of Upper and Lower Egypt. When all seems to turn to the better, a ... See full summary »


Viktor Tourjansky


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Linda Cristal ... Akis
Pierre Brice ... Amosis the Physician
Armando Francioli Armando Francioli ... Ramses prince of Thebes
John Drew Barrymore ... Sabaku prince of Bubastis
Lilli Lembo Lilli Lembo ... Mareth
Nerio Bernardi Nerio Bernardi
Guido Celano Guido Celano
Andreina Rossi Andreina Rossi ... High Priestess
Ugo Sasso Ugo Sasso
Nando Angelini Nando Angelini
Nadia Brivio Nadia Brivio
Enzo Fiermonte
Luciano Francioli Luciano Francioli
Fedele Gentile Fedele Gentile
Nino Marchetti Nino Marchetti


A beautiful girl and a young physician fall in love in the midst of a family, and power struggle between rival princes of Upper and Lower Egypt. When all seems to turn to the better, a dejected woman gets her revenge, and the couple's destruction. Written by Artemis-9

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Release Date:

May 1961 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Company Credits

Production Co:

Vic Film,Faro Film See more »
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Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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This was the first feature released in Techniscope. See more »

Crazy Credits

They copyright notice and the MPAA seal appear on the Universal-International opening logo. See more »

Alternate Versions

The director's cut had a running time of 106 minutes, but the international version (English dubbed) was cut to 87 minutes, reducing the battle violence and some plot liaison scenes. Some sources mention an 81 minute version. See more »


Version of The Loves of Pharaoh (1922) See more »

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One of the few and more successful attempts to portray life in Ancient Egypt
3 April 2003 | by ccmiller1492See all my reviews

An earnest and largely successful attempt to portray life in ancient Egypt through the story of an ambitious woman who aggressively hooks up with three young nobles by swimming out to their pleasure barge on the Nile river, rather like an eager groupie going along for a joy ride. Eventually, the rival lords (Barrymore and Francioli) each become a pharaoh, one of upper and one of lower Egypt. The girl (Linda Cristal) becomes a queen but her ambition ends in ruin as the two kings war with each other. The third lord (Brice), a loyal physician is finally rewarded by pairing up with the deposed queen. Costumes, sets, and such props as the royal barge are convincing with colorful period detail and Cristal is lovely, as usual.

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