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The Curse of King Tut's Tomb (1980)

Not Rated | | Horror, Thriller, Mystery | TV Movie 8 May 1980
After an archeological expedition discovers the tomb of the Egyptian king Tutankhamen, many of the scientists, engineers and workmen begin mysteriously dying off.

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Philip Leacock

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Barry Wynne (book), Herb Meadow
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eva Marie Saint ... Sarah Morrissey
Robin Ellis ... Howard Carter
Raymond Burr ... Jonash Sabastian
Harry Andrews ... Lord George Carnarvon
Wendy Hiller ... Princess Vilma
Angharad Rees ... Lady Evelyn Herbert
Tom Baker ... Hasan
Barbara Murray ... Giovanna Antoniella
Faith Brook ... Lady Almina Carnarvon
Patricia Routledge ... 'Posh' Lady
John Palmer John Palmer ... Fishbait
Darien Angadi Darien Angadi ... Ahmed Nahas
Rupert Frazer Rupert Frazer ... Collins
Rex Holdsworth ... Doctor
Stefan Kalipha ... Daoud
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When archaeologists open up the tomb of the Egyptian pharoah Tutenankamen, they see an inscription that places a curse on anyone who violates the tomb. Soon people who were involved with the excavation begin dying mysteriously. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 May 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Maldição do Túmulo de Tutankhamen See more »

Filming Locations:

Egypt See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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In an early frontal shot of the lead on a motorcycle traveling down a dirt road, the front wheel is visible and not moving, revealing that the cycle is on a trailer. See more »

Quotes

Sarah Morrissey: I have - plenty of questions.
Howard Carter: Well, I've no time now.
Sarah Morrissey: Well, then, I'll ask you only one. What about the curse?
Howard Carter: Look, if you want to go around picking up odds and ends of gossip - do so. But, don't expect any help from me. I've got work to do.
Sarah Morrissey: Lady killer.
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Told in Semi-Documentary Fashion
9 November 2018 | by Uriah43See all my reviews

After 6 hard years of work in the Valley of the Kings an archeologist by the name of "Howard Carter" (Robin Ellis) finally finds what he believes is the burial place of King Tutankhamun. Extremely excited by this he immediately contacts his sponsor "Lord George Carnarvon" (Harry Andrews) who immediately makes plans to see it for himself in spite of a warning from a medium named "Princess Vilma" (Wendy Hiller) of dire consequences if he travels to Egypt. Likewise, Howard Carter also unearths a medallion which states, "Death will come swiftly to those who disturb the tomb of the king." But neither he nor Lord Carnarvon heed these warnings. What they don't know, however, is that there is a very influential rival by the name of "Jonash Sabastian" (Raymond Burr) who is willing to do anything to prevent their discovery from going public. Now rather than reveal any more I will just say that this was an okay made-for-television film which managed to capture the 1922 time-period quite well. It also benefited from the fact that it was narrated at certain point to resemble a documentary of sorts. Unfortunately, it suffered from a general lack of suspense which caused certain segments to seem a little monotonous. But all things considered, I thought it was an adequate film for the most part and because of that I have rated it accordingly. Average.


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