Production info

Land of the Pharaohs
USA, 1955

Jack Hawkins, Joan Collins
Directed by Howard Hawks

  

"Her treachery stained every stone of the Pyramid!"

King Khufu orders a captive architect to build him a pyramid with an impenetrable labyrinth in return for his people's freedom. In the meantime, Khufu's second wife Nellifer, princess of Cyprus, plans to take possession of the king's treasure after he's been assassinated with the help of her lover.

Remarkably the only film ever in the entire genre featuring Old Kingdom pyramid building! This film contains great scenes showing the mass labour involved. All shown, however, is not historically correct and the elaborate labyrinth comes from the realms of pure fantasy. Nevertheless it still makes great viewing. Some outdoor scenes were actually shot near Aswan, with location shooting still exceptional in those days.


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