The moon rises at a predestined angle and awakens the sleeping Dr. Phibes three years later. To his dismay, he finds his house has been demolished and his papyrus scrolls stolen, the scrolls he needs to find the Pharoah's Tomb in Egypt, where the River of Life flows. After identifying the source of the papyrus theft, he packs and leaves for Egypt with his assistant Vulnavia, still intent upon awakening his dead wife Victoria. The parties responsible for the theft of Phibes' scrolls suffer an attrition problem as Inspector Trout chases him across the world.
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Did You Know?
John Thaw has no dialogue during his brief appearance in the film. See more
As Phibes waits to take the barge down the river, a large circular window frames his head in closeups. In long shots, there is no window anywhere in the wall behind him. See more
If ever a man deserved to die it's you.
This time, Phibes laughs just before the last chord of the music after the credits. See more
The French language version features different music during the opening recap sequence. See more
Over the Rainbow
Music by Harold Arlen
Performed by Vincent Price
(played over the end titles) See more