The Curse of King Tut's Tomb (1980 film)
|The Curse of King Tut's Tomb|
|Written by||Barry Wynne (book Behind the Mask of Tutankhamen)|
Herb Meadow (writer)
|Directed by||Philip Leacock|
|Starring||Eva Marie Saint|
|Music by||Gil Mellé|
|Country of origin||UK|
|Executive producer(s)||Stoddard W. Kerby|
Hunt Stromberg Jr.
|Producer(s)||Peter Graham Scott|
Patrick Dromgoole (supervising producer)
|Running time||98 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Columbia Pictures Television|
|Original release||8 May 1980 (USA)|
31 August 1980 (UK)
The English archaeologist Howard Carter and his financier, Lord Carnarvon discover after years of search the grave of Tut-Ench-Amun. Rumors abound of a curse that befalls anyone who disturbs the grave. For even the unscrupulous art collector Sabastian is after the legendary gold sarcophagus. The Curse of the Pharaoh seems to be effective, for there will be a series of mysterious deaths.
- Eva Marie Saint as Sarah Morrissey
- Robin Ellis as Howard Carter
- Raymond Burr as Jonash Sabastian
- Harry Andrews as Lord Carnarvon
- Wendy Hiller as Princess Vilma
- Angharad Rees as Lady Evelyn Herbert
- Tom Baker as Hasan
- Barbara Murray as Giovanna Antoniella
- Faith Brook as Lady Almina Carnarvon
- Patricia Routledge as "Posh" Lady
- John Palmer as Fishbait
- Darien Angadi as Ahmed Nahas
- Rupert Frazer as Collins
- Rex Holdsworth as Doctor
- Stefan Kalipha as Daoud
- Andy Pantelidou as Lieutenant
- Alfred Hoffman as Stallholder
- Paul Scofield as Narrator (voice)
The score was composed by American jazz musician Gil Mellé.
It was released as two-part film on 8 May and 9 May 1980.
A Region 2 DVD release by Network DVD was released in 2011.
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