The Mummy

Synopsis: In the 1890s a team of British archaeologists discover the untouched tomb of Princess Ananka but accidentally bring the mummified body of her High Priest back to life. Three years later back in England a follower of the same Egyptian religion unleashes the mummy to exact grisly revenge on the despoilers of the sacred past.
Genre: Adventure, Horror
Director(s): Terence Fisher
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
88 min


- Just look at this.

- What is it?

We found it 10 foot from the entrance.

Looks like a badge.

It is. And it proves

we're on the right track.

- I hope so, for John's sake.

- Let's go and talk to him.

Steve, John must get

his leg properly set.

He's your son.

You must send him back to base.

That's for him to decide.

I'll abide by what he says.

- Hello, Father.

- We've got something.

Where was this found?

Ten foot from the entrance.

It's the badge of the Karnak guards.

- It could be.

- You know it is.

Look at the hieroglyphic

on the reverse.

Yes, it is.

Have you seen this, Uncle?

- Yes, I've seen it.

- How long is the gallery?

-5 foot, possibly 10.

- We can break through in a few days.

- What about your leg?

- What?

I don't know much about medicine...

...but if that leg isn't set properly,

it'll knit the way it is.

It's your decision, son.

- Five days isn't long to wait.

- It's too long.

You're not an archaeologist, but you

know what's been put into this search.

For 20 years, I've been looking

for the Tomb of Ananka.

She set out on a pilgrimage to Amtak.

She disappeared with her party.

There's a concealed tomb

in the rock face...

...and new evidence

one of her soldiers had access.

He might be part

of the burial party.

In five days we might be

looking at Ananka herself.

Or we might be looking

at an empty hole in the ground.


I promised to abide

by John's decision.

You're his father.

You could order him back.

He'll have a twisted leg for the rest

of his life and it'll be your fault.

Well, this is it.

Pity poor old John couldn't come.

I promised to let him know

what we found.

- Glad you stayed, Joseph?

- I'll tell you when John's leg heals.

It'll be all right. You haven't

heard him complain, have you?

Because he's as pigheaded as you.

- He's my son. Are you ready?

- Ready.

Mr. Banning?

- I'm Banning.

- I must ask you to stop.

- I don't understand.

- You must not continue.

- We've got permits, haven't we?

- I'm not interested in permits.

- You're not from the government?

- No.

- There's no more to be said.

- Allow me to appeal to your reason.

Believe me, what you're doing...

...places yourself and your party

in the gravest danger.

If you persist in continuing,

I cannot answer for the consequences.

Nobody's asking you.

If you'll excuse me.

Mr. Banning!

You would do well

to remember the ancient saying:

"He who robs

the graves of Egypt dies. "

Please stop what

you are doing and leave.

Kindly mind your own business.

Come on, Joseph.


Is it?

Yes. It's the royal seal of Ananka.

Now then, hold your breath, Joseph.


Absolutely undisturbed.

- Is it really Ananka?

- It must be.

"Ananka, lady of the Two Kingdoms.

High priestess of the great god

Karnak. " It is, Joseph.

I'll tell John.

- Stephen, I'll tell John.

- Yes, do that.

- Is it the tomb, effendi?

- Yes, the tomb of Ananka.

It's the Scroll of Life.

- Is he quite sure? There's no doubt?

- No doubt at all.

After all these years.

Confound this leg.

You'd better get back.

He'll need help.

Let him have his moment of triumph.

Steve, what is it?

What's happened?

Was that the last?

- What did you say?

- Was that the last?

- Yes, yes. That was all of it.

- Isobel? How is she?

She's fine.

What did she say about your father?

She went to see him. He's the same.

Doctors think it's permanent.

How can they say that?

The nursing home said if he didn't

improve in six months, he never would.

They may be wrong.

They know little about mental illness.

All is ready, effendi.

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Jimmy Sangster

James Henry Kinmel Sangster (2 December 1927 – 19 August 2011) was a British screenwriter and director, most famous for his work on the initial horror movies made by the British company Hammer Films, including The Curse of Frankenstein (1957) and Dracula (1958). more…

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