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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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5,000 year-old monster on the rampage! 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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Jeanne Roland is dubbed. 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 »

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Hashmi Bey: We're all doomed to die for this act of desecration.
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You know how the actual Mummy moves slow?..........
10 April 2011 | by SpikeopathSee all my reviews

The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb is out of Hammer Film Productions and written and directed by Michael Carreras. It stars Terence Morgan, Ronald Howard, Fred Clark & Jeanne Roland. Music is by Carlo Martelli and cinematography Otto Heller. It's shot in Technicolor using the Techniscope format. Plot sees three British Egyptologists discover the tomb of Prince Ra and under guidance from their showman benefactor bring their discovery back to London. Once in London the Mummified body of Ra starts killing people, it seems someone has the know-how to resurrect the creature for evil doings.

It doesn't actually feel like a Hammer Horror movie, except for Roland's cleavage that is. The cast are largely unfamiliar Hammer performers and you sense that the casting is a deliberate attempt to detract from a very salient point. As a story and how it's strung together, The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb is pretty much an uncredited remake of Hammer's own, excellent, first foray into Mummy world in 1959. Once mooted as that film's sequel, it has since been distanced as such because of the similarities. Which means to judge it as a standalone or a remake (which makes it a lazy cash in then) is the question. Fact is, tho, is that either way it's a distinctly average film from a narrative view point. The acting is fine enough, tho Roland really is only there for said cleavage, and the sets and vibrant colour make it very pleasing to the eye. But it takes an age to get going and the unoriginality of the script only hastens the feeling of, well, boredom setting in.

Wrapping up (bad pun I know), it's watchable and better looking than the other Mummy film's that Hammer released after it. But really it all feels lazy and pales in comparison to the first film in 1959. 5/10


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