The Mummy (1959)

I watched this re-telling of the original, 1932 horror classic, “The Mummy” on Svengoolie. This one is by Hammer Studios from Universal-International, the 1959 “The Mummy”. When searching for Princess Ananka’s tomb in 1895, the protector of the tomb, the Mummy, is released. The film is produced by Michael Carreras (The Curse of Frankenstein, The Abominable Snowman, Dracula, The Revenge of Frankenstein, The Man Who Could Cheat Death, The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll, The Brides of Dracula, The Curse of the Werewolf,

The Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb, One Million Years B.C., The Mummy’s Shroud, Moon Zero Two, Creatures the World Forgot, Blood from the Mummy’s Tomb) and directed by Terence Fisher (Spaceways, The Curse of Frankenstein, Dracula, The Revenge of Frankenstein, The Hound of the Baskervilles, The Man Who Could Cheat Death, The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll, The Brides of Dracula, The Curse of the Werewolf, The Phantom of the Opera, The Gorgon, The Earth Dies Screaming, Dracula: Prince of Darkness,

[Michael Carreras – photo]

He who robs the graves of Egypt, dies!

Mehemet Bey – The Mummy (1959)

Island of Terror, Frankenstein Created Woman, Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed, Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell). The screenplay was written by Jimmy Sangster (The Curse of Frankenstein, Dracula, The Revenge of Frankenstein, Blood of the Vampire, The Crawling Eye, Jack the Ripper, The Brides of Dracula, Dracula: Prince of Darkness, The Devil and Max Devlin) and the make-up artist was Roy Ashton (The Hound of the Baskervilles, The Brides of Dracula,

The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll, The Curse of the Werewolf, The Phantom of the Opera, Night Creatures, The Damned, The Kiss of the Vampire, The Evil of Frankenstein, Dracula: Prince of Darkness,

The Gorgon, The Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb, Dr. Terror’s House of Horrors, The Secret of Blood Island, The Plague of the Zombies, Dracula: Prince of Darkness, Tales from the Crypt). The movie stars Christopher Lee as Kharis/The Mummy (English actor, author and singer,

Count Dracula in Hammer films, Scaramanga in the James Bond film: The Man with the Golden Gun, Count Dooku in Star Wars: Prequel Trilogy and Saruman in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy and Hobbit Trilogy).

[Christopher Lee – Photo]

The actors are Peter Cushing (Moulin Rogue, Van Helsing in Dracula movies, Dr. Frankenstein in several Frankenstein films, Doctor Who in 2 movies, The Blood Beast Terror, Incense for the Damned, Scream and Scream Again, The House That Dripped Blood,

Legend of the Werewolf, At the Earth’s Core, Grand Moff Tarkin in Star Wars, Sherlock Holmes in The 1968 BBC TV episodes), Isobel Banning and Princess Ananka is played by Yvonne Furneaux (French film actress, Frankenstein’s Great Aunt Tillie, Repulsion), Eddie Byrne (Zarak, Dunkirk, Devils of Darkness, Island of Terror, Star Wars), Felix Aylmer (Ivanhoe, Merlin in Knights of the Round Table, Becket), Raymond Huntley (British film actor, TV episodes of Upstairs, Downstairs) and

George Pastell (Moulin Rouge, Konga, The Moon-Spinners, The Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb, Licensed to Kill). Not a bad version. I’ll give it 3 out of 5 stars. For more information read Wikipedia, IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes.

Author: Doyle

I was born in Atlanta, moved to Alpharetta at 4, lived there for 53 years and moved to Decatur in 2016. I've worked at such places as Richway, North Fulton Medical Center, Management Science America (Computer Tech/Project Manager) and Stacy's Compounding Pharmacy (Pharmacy Tech).

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