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The Mummy's Shroud (1967)

Approved | | Horror | 15 March 1967 (USA)
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In 1920 an archaeological expedition discovers the tomb of an ancient Egyptian child prince. Returning home with their discovery, the expedition members soon find themselves being killed ... See full summary »

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John Gilling

Writers:

John Gilling (screenplay), Anthony Hinds (from an original story by) (as John Elder)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
André Morell ... Sir Basil Walden (as Andre Morell)
John Phillips ... Stanley Preston
David Buck David Buck ... Paul Preston
Elizabeth Sellars ... Barbara Preston
Maggie Kimberly Maggie Kimberly ... Claire de Sangre (as Maggie Kimberley)
Michael Ripper ... Longbarrow
Tim Barrett Tim Barrett ... Harry
Richard Warner ... Inspector Barrani
Roger Delgado ... Hasmid
Catherine Lacey ... Haiti
Dickie Owen Dickie Owen ... Prem
Bruno Barnabe Bruno Barnabe ... Pharaoh
Toni Gilpin Toni Gilpin ... Pharaoh's Wife
Toolsie Persaud Toolsie Persaud ... Kah-to-Bey
Eddie Powell ... The Mummy
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Storyline

In 1920 an archaeological expedition discovers the tomb of an ancient Egyptian child prince. Returning home with their discovery, the expedition members soon find themselves being killed off by a mummy, which can be revived by reading the words off the prince's burial shroud. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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Beware the beat of the cloth-wrapped feet!

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 March 1967 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El manto de la momia See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (DeLuxe)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Director John Gilling's third and last film for Hammer. Gilling was reputedly very unhappy with the finished product and in later interviews would often cite it as his worst film. He would shift his work to TV immediately after, working on such shows as Department S (1969), The Champions (1968) and The Saint (1962), before making one final feature Cross of the Devil (1975). Gilling then retired and moved to Australia where he spent most of his time painting up until his death in 1984. See more »

Goofs

At the start, Prem has just laid his master's body to rest and walks outside into the desert. There is a low evening 'sun' and his shadow is cast on the faraway mountains and sky revealing them as a backdrop only 4 or 5 feet away. See more »

Alternate Versions

When originally released theatrically in the UK, the BBFC made cuts to secure a 'X' rating. All cuts were waived in 1995 when released on home video with a 'PG' certificate under the Lumiere Pictures label and all subsequent releases have been certificated 'PG' on their website since 2003. See more »

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Cursed be they who disturb this Mummy' bones
29 October 2018 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

The legends that surround the curse that accompanied the opening of King Tutankhamen's tomb get a new twist. In Viceroyalty Egypt before World War I Andre Morrell has embarked on an expedition to Egypt to discover if a legend is true about a slave and a pharaoh trading places in their graves. He does do that, but millionaire John Phillips usurps the discovery. He also usurps the curse that comes with it as expedition members die as a Mummy is let loose upon them.

Phillips and Morrell share acting honors with Roger Delgado as a bug eyed slave. The future Master in the original Dr. Who series is in fine form as he steals all scenes he's in.

Good fright fun from Hammer Films.


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