The Curse of King Tut's Tomb (1980 film)

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The Curse of King Tut's Tomb
Directed by Philip Leacock
Produced by Peter Graham Scott
Written by Barry Wynne (book Behind the Mask of Tutankhamen)
Herb Meadow (writer)
Starring Eva Marie Saint
Harry Andrews
Music by Gil Mellé
Cinematography Bob Edwards
Edited by Adrian Brenard
Distributed by Columbia Pictures Television
HTV West
Release date
8 May 1980 (USA)
31 August 1980 (UK)
Running time
98 minutes
Country UK
Language English

The Curse of King Tut's Tomb is a 1980 British-American mystery thriller film directed by Philip Leacock and starring Eva Marie Saint, Harry Andrews and Paul Scofield, with Tom Baker.


The English archaeologist Howard Carter and his financier, Lord Carnarvon discover after years of search the grave of Tut-Ench-Amun. Rumors about a curse that invites to anyone who disturbs the peace grave circulate in public. 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.



It based on the book Behind the Mask of Tutankhamen by Barry Wynne. It was shot in Egypt and in England.[1]


The score was composed by American jazz musician Gil Mellé.


It was released as two-part film on 8 May and 9 May 1980.[2]

DVD release[edit]

A Region 2 DVD release by Network DVD was released in 2011.


  1. ^ "www" (PDF). Retrieved 2014-02-25. 
  2. ^ This Month in Horror: May 1980

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