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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 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 ... Claire de Sangre (as Maggie Kimberley)
Michael Ripper ... Longbarrow
Tim Barrett ... Harry Newton
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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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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Eddie Powell, who plays the mummy in this film, was a stuntman in future films often doubling Christopher Lee as Dracula. See more »

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When Stanley Preston's press conference in front of the mummy ends, all the reporters disperse. The film then cuts to a close-up of the mummy, in which several of the reporters's head's are visible on the bottom of the screen. See more »

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Sir Basil Walden: He says that death awaits all who disturb the resting place of Kah-to-Bey.
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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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The Tomb Keeper and the Shroud
1 May 2015 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In 2000 B.C., in Egypt, the pharaoh Men-Ta (Bruno Barnabe) celebrates with his people the birth of his son Kah-To-Bey (Toolsie Persaud) despite the death of his wife (Toni Gilpin). Meanwhile his brother Amen- Ta plots a scheme to overthrow Men-Ta. When the rebel army invades the palace, Men-Ta asks his servant Prem (Dickie Owen) to flee with his son and protect him. But Kah-To-Bey dies in the desert and Prem buries him in a tomb covered with a shroud.

In 1920, the wealthy British Stanley Preston (John Phillips) sponsors the archaeologists Sir Basil Walden (Andre Morell), his son Paul Preston (David Buck), Claire de Sangre (Maggie Kimberley) and Harry (Tim Barrett) to find Kah-To-Bey's tomb after the discovery of Prem's remains. The expedition is considered missing and Stanley and his wife Barbara Preston (Elizabeth Sellars) travel to Egypt to organize the search parties. Meanwhile the group finds the tomb and is warned by the keeper Hasmid (Roger Delgado) to leave the place; otherwise they will be cursed and doomed to die. However Stanley arrives and they take the mummified corpse and the shroud to the Cairo Museum. The arrogant Stanley uses the press to promote himself. Meanwhile the clairvoyant Haiti (Catherine Lacey) meets Hasmid and he summons Prem using the shroud. Soon Sir Basil Walden is found mysteriously murdered and Stanley asks his minion Longbarrow (Michael Ripper) to buy a ticket for him to travel to England. However he is forbidden by Inspector Barrani (Richard Warner) to leave Egypt during his investigation. When Harry is also mysteriously murdered by Prem, Stanley panics. Who will be the next victim of Prem?

"The Mummy's Shroud" is another entertaining Hammer's low budget movie. The unoriginal story is totally predictable, actually a rip-off of other mummies movies, but has a good screenplay that holds the attention of the viewer until the very end. Roger Delgado is a frightening villain and the conclusion is satisfactory. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "A Mortalha da Múmia" ("The Mummy's Shroud")


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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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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

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Color (DeLuxe)

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1.66 : 1
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