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The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb (1964)

Not Rated | | Horror | 31 December 1964 (USA)
British archaeologists and their American investor ship an Egyptian mummy's sarcophagus to London but someone has the amulet to revive the mummy that will then kill all those who disturbed its tomb.

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Michael Carreras

Writer:

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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Certificate:

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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

For the Australian release poster, the painting of Jeanne Roland was altered so she appeared to be heavily gagged rather than screaming. See more »

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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: [to a belly dancer] You ever learn to do that to ragtime, give me a call... we'll make a fortune!
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Soundtracks

Plaisir d'amour
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Music by Johann Martini
Arranged by Philip Martell
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Gets off to a slow start but leads to a good finale...
15 October 2010 | by DoylenfSee all my reviews

This may not be the best of The Mummy films from Hammer, but it is handsomely filmed and well acted by a fine British cast--especially TERENCE MORGAN, RONALD HOWARD and YVONNE ROLAND as the charming feminine lead. The less you know about the Terence Morgan character (Adam), the more you'll enjoy the plot.

The story requires a lot of exposition at the start which means a lot of talky and static scenes before the real suspense starts. The tale is not exactly original in concept. Again, the mummy has come to life to kill the people who've exploited him. High among his priorities is the fast-talking, rather obnoxious American showman (FRED CLARK) who is anxious to make a profit on exhibiting the mummy in show biz style.

DICKIE OWEN makes a formidable mummy with the help of some fine make-up effects but it is really the convincing performances of the three principals that makes the story credible.

I missed hearing James Bernard's background music, usually a strong point in any Hammer horror film.

Summing up: Easy enough to watch but you have to be patient to get past the slow start.


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