Production info

Arabesque
USA, 1966

Gregory Peck, Sophia Loren, Alan Badel
Directed by Stanley Donen

  

Oxford professor of Ancient Languages David Pollock, an expert on 'hieroglyphics', is asked by a middle eastern Prime Minister to infiltrate the organization of a man named Beshraavi who is involved in a plot against his government. The details of the plot are believed to be found in a hieroglyphic code written on paper.

The only Egyptology content in this film is in the very beginning when we see professor Pollock giving his students a course on the basics of the hieroglyphic script. In the end the hieroglyphic code he is supposed to crack appears to make no sense at all and was only a decoy.


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