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The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb (1964)

Not Rated | | Horror | 31 December 1964 (USA)
When European Egyptologists Dubois, Giles and Bray discover the tomb of the Egyptian prince Ra, American entrepreneur and investor Alexander King insists on shipping the treasures and ... See full summary »

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Michael Carreras

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Michael Carreras (screenplay) (as Henry Younger)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Terence Morgan ... Adam Beauchamp
Ronald Howard Ronald Howard ... John Bray
Fred Clark ... Alexander King
Jeanne Roland Jeanne Roland ... Annette Dubois
George Pastell ... Hashmi Bey
Jack Gwillim ... Sir Giles Dalrymple
John Paul John Paul ... Inspector Mackenzie
Dickie Owen Dickie Owen ... The Mummy (Ra-Antef)
Jill Mai Meredith Jill Mai Meredith ... Jenny
Michael Ripper ... Achmed
Harold Goodwin ... Fred
Jimmy Gardner Jimmy Gardner ... Fred's Mate
Vernon Smythe Vernon Smythe ... Jessop
Marianne Stone ... Bey's Landlady
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Storyline

When European Egyptologists Dubois, Giles and Bray discover the tomb of the Egyptian prince Ra, American entrepreneur and investor Alexander King insists on shipping the treasures and sarcophagus back to England for tour and display. Once there, someone with murderous intent has discovered the means of waking the centuries dead prince... Written by Jeff Hole <jeffhole@aol.com>

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Half bone, half bandage...all blood-curdling terror! See more »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 December 1964 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This was released as a double bill with The Gorgon (1964). See more »

Goofs

During one of the 19the century scenes, there is a modern lit exit sign clearly visible over a doorway. Those exit signs had not been invented yet. See more »

Quotes

Alexander King: I must take you into my confidence and warn you. There is a curse which says that all persons present at the opening of a Pharaoh's coffin and who gaze at the face of the mummy therein, shall die. You have been WARNED!
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Connections

Referenced in Doctor Who: The Curse of the Cybermen's Tomb (2012) See more »

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Another Sumptuous Looking Hammer Film
4 August 2013 | by LeonLouisRicciSee all my reviews

All Hammer Movies had that look. They had a way of presenting Color in a formula of their own design and it is part of their appeal to this day. In a word, it is sumptuous. Here we have the Studio's second Mummy Movie as our old friend is awakened once again to materialize the proverbial Curse.

It has a rather talky first half but the verbiage is slightly interesting and the "Mummy as Sideshow" is a new take. The second half kicks into gear and moves quite energetically, well as energetic as a Mummy can be. He seems determined to wreak the necessary havoc and does so quite brutally.

In the finale things really come together with a Plot twist and an exciting chase through the sewers. Overall, this is mid-range Hammer and that is almost always better than the Studio's contemporaries. Definitely worth a view for Hammer, Horror, and B-Movie Fans.


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