The Mummy

Tag: Movie

Title: The Mummy
AKA: The Mummy
Year: 1959
Character: Kharis, the Mummy
Director: Terence Fisher
Cameraman: Jack Asher
Screenplay: Jimmy Sangster
Runtime: 88
Country: UK
Genre: Horror
Studio: Hammer Film Productions
Classification:
Notes:

Language: English
Audio: Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
Colour: Color (Technicolor)
Tagline: Torn from the tomb to terrify the world!
ALL NEW! IN TERRIFYING TECHNICOLOR (original U.S. print ad - all caps)
NERVE-SHATTERING SHOCK! (original U.S. print ad - all caps)
Fear Will Freeze You When You Face ...
Its evil look brings MADNESS! Its evil spell ENSLAVES! Its evil touch KILLS KILLS KILLS!
Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee star as an ancient evil is unleashed on the world.

 

Plot:

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.

Cast:

Peter Cushing as John Banning
Christopher Lee as Kharis, the Mummy
Yvonne Furneaux as Isobel Banning / Princess Ananka
Eddie Byrne as Inspector Mulrooney
Felix Aylmer as Stephen Banning
Raymond Huntley as Joseph Whemple
George Pastell as Mehemet Bey, Alias Mehemet Akir
Michael Ripper as Poacher
George Woodbridge as Police Constable
Harold Goodwin as Pat
Denis Shaw as Mike
Gerald Lawson as Irish Customer
Willoughby Gray as Dr. Reilly
John Stuart as Coroner
David Browning as Police Sergeant
Frank Sieman as Bill at the Red Lion
Stanley Meadows as James, Engerfield Attendant
Frank Singuineau as Head Porter rest of cast listed alphabetically:
James Clarke as Priest (uncredited)
John Harrison as Priest (uncredited)
Frederick Rawlings as  (uncredited)

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