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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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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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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 December 1964 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La maldición de la momia See more »

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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 »

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As the mummy swings his fist to hit Adam, the actor anticipates the blow early, beginning to move his head before he is even struck. 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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This is a Hammer film...?
18 January 2005 | by The_VoidSee all my reviews

The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb is Hammer's second foray into ancient Egypt...and it's not as good as the first. Not even nearly. None of the cast from 'The Mummy' has returned (probably because they read the script), and the film lacks both the ingenuity and good-natured style that has come to be associated with Hammer productions. In fact, this film goes directly against what Hammer fans have come to love about their films as about two thirds of it is frankly boring! The film is far too talky, and it diffuses any sense of dread or horror that the film contains. To be honest, I have no idea why Hammer studios ever green-lighted it. The story is basically a re-run of the first film, except there's far more chat about the pitfalls of taking ancient relics away from a Mummy's tomb, as opposed to the far more interesting subject of Egyptian mythology. We follow an American that is very much like J. Jameson from the Spiderman films, who decides to make a sideshow out of a mummy and ends up feeling the Mummy's curse after a whole load of boring nonsense.

When the film does finally get going, it isn't bad as we've got a mummy going round bumping people off left, right and centre; but it takes far too long to get to this stage, and by the time it does you couldn't care less about the mummy, the characters or anything else about the film. Many people seem to be giving the film small plaudits for the mummy's make-up, but I honestly can't see why. It looks like something some kid made in a Paper Mache class (assuming kids have Paper Mache classes, of course) and nothing like what you'd expect to find in a horror movie. The Mummy suffers because it's boring, lacks invention and doesn't feature enough horror. This is by far the worst Hammer film I've seen, and if you really have to see it I recommend fast-forwarding the first hour and just watching the ending. Feel free to disregard my sage advice, but I don't doubt that you'll wish you'd heeded it when the credits finally role.


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