Production info

One Mummy Too Many
USA, 1957

TV-series Matinee Theatre

Tony Randall, Eva Gabor
Directed by Sidney Lumet

Young salesman Ernest Winkler travels to Egypt to deliver an air conditioner to a wealthy Egyptian. He arrives at his client's home and discovers two suspicious men, Ibrahim and Zaghul, standing in front of a crate, which Winkler thinks contains his wares, but which actually holds his client. The two murderers plan to switch the fresh corpse with a priceless mummy which has recently been discovered by archaeologists. Winkler finds himself caught in the middle when the evildoers threaten to kill him unless he helps them carry out their plan. In desperation, Winkler enlists the help of a seemingly innocent woman named Melanie Winters, who claims that she is in Cairo to guard the sarcophagus. (source: paleycenter.org)

Episode from a series of live tv-programs presented by Goodyear and made for the NBC Network. This particular episode, starring Tony Randall and Eva Gabor, was directed by Sidney Lumet, who in the same year won the Golden Berlin Bear and was Oscar nonimated for Twelve Angry Men (1957).


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