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The Mummy (1959)

Cast: Peter Cushing, Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, more...
Director: Terence Fisher, Terence Fisher
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Rating: Not Rated
Studio: Warner Home Video
Genre: Cult, Foreign, Horror, Killer Critters, Studios, Hammer, UK
Running Time: 88 min.
Languages: English, French
Subtitles: English, French
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While on a dig in Egypt, British archaeologist John Banning (Peter Cushing) desecrates the tomb of Princess Ananka, awakening her mummified lover (Christopher Lee). With revenge on his mind, the mummy follows Banning and the rest of his group back to England, but becomes quite taken with Banning's wife (Yvonne Furneaux), who resembles the princess quite closely. ~ John Bush, All Movie Guide

GreenCine Member Reviews

Had to be there I guess by wes2666 September 28, 2004 - 10:10 PM PDT
2 out of 4 members found this review helpful
This movie has the reputation of being one of Hammer's best reimaginings of a classic movie monster, but I found it was just as flat and stagey as most of the studio's productions. Seeing the normally dry as dust mummy emerge from a mist covered swamp is exciting and visually interesting. Hearing Peter Cushing slander the mummy-controlling villain's religion is also a hoot but there aren't enough of these moments to make the film. I still enjoy Hammer's science fiction (Quatermass, Lost Continent) and some of their oddball stuff but I haven't really connected with one of their canonical horror films yet.

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(Average 7.09)
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