The Mummy

One of the most fetching of Fisher's early Hammer movies, the third in the trilogy which comprises The Curse of Frankenstein and Dracula. Its qualities are almost entirely abstract and visual, with colour essential to its muted, subtle imagery. Christopher Lee looks tremendous in the title role, smashing his way through doorways and erupting from green, dream-like quagmires in really awe-isnpiring fashion. Yvonne Furneaux plays one of Fisher's most crucial heroines, Isobel Banning, who has let her hair down (literally) and become sensual in order to free her husband (Cushing) from the curse he invokes by opening an Egyptian tomb.

Release details

Duration: 88 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Terence Fisher
Screenwriter: Jimmy Sangster
Cast: Peter Cushing
Christopher Lee
Yvonne Furneaux
Eddie Byrne
Felix Aylmer
Raymond Huntley
George Pastell
John Stuart
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