Mystery and Imagination (1966–1970)
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Curse of the Mummy 

An archaeologist unearths the mummy of an Egyptian queen. He doesn't realize that his daughter has a strong resemblance to the dead queen, and soon the mummy awakens. Complications ensue.

Director:

Guy Verney

Writers:

John Russell Taylor (adaptation), Bram Stoker (novel)
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Episode complete credited cast:
Isobel Black ... Margaret Trelawny
Patrick Mower ... Malcolm Ross
Donald Churchill ... Corbeck
Graham Crowden ... Mr. Trelawny
Murray Hayne Murray Hayne ... Sergeant Daw
Elizabeth McKewen Elizabeth McKewen ... Mrs. Stone
Ernest Hare Ernest Hare ... Groom
Alan Haines Alan Haines ... Constable Rogers
Frances Alger Frances Alger ... Scullery Maid (as Frances Algar)
George Janson George Janson ... Constable
Nik Zaran Nik Zaran ... Priest (as Nick Zaran)
Gerald Martin Gerald Martin ... Priest
Jeanette Ranger Jeanette Ranger ... Priestess
Billinda Pharazyn Billinda Pharazyn ... Priestess
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An archaeologist unearths the mummy of an Egyptian queen. He doesn't realize that his daughter has a strong resemblance to the dead queen, and soon the mummy awakens. Complications ensue.

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mummy | egypt | based on novel | See All (3) »


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Shown again in the UK on 12th January 2020 by Talking Pictures TV. See more »

Connections

Version of The Awakening (1980) See more »

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Curse of the Mummy
13 January 2020 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

Curse of the Mummy was the final dramatisation in Thames television's Mystery and Imagination strand. It was the most disappointing tale of the fifth series.

Based on a Bram Stoker story. Margaret Trelawny, the daughter of an eminent archaeologist is slowly getting possessed by an Egyptian princess.

Like other episodes in the series, this is a studio bound affair. The opening is set in ancient Egypt. A wonderful set is marred by bright studio lighting.

When the story moves forward. Professor Trelawny has been attacked, the police come to investigate and a doctor arrives to treat him.

This was a let down and much weaker than Sweeney Todd and The Suicide Club.

The story has jettisoned the usual mummy cliches from the Universal and Hammer horror films. Instead it has gone for some kind of creepy psychological atmosphere and failed to pull it off.

It was all tedious and dull.


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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 February 1970 (UK) See more »

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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