The Mummy's Shroud

Writer/director Gilling collaborated on some of Hammer's most imaginative pictures (The Plague of the Zombies and The Gorgon among them), but this old bag of tricks does neither him nor the studio justice. In 1920 Stanley Preston, the usual swaggering imperialist (Phillips), orders the desecration of an Egyptian tomb and unleashes ancient evil. Vengeance comes in the shape of Prem (Owen), slave to a mummified pharaoh, occupant of the tomb. First to die is Sir Basil Walden (Morell), the honourable archaelogist committed to a lunatic asylum by Preston. Catherine Lacey performs entertainingly as a soothsayer.

Release details

Duration: 84 mins

Cast and crew

Director: John Gilling
Screenwriter: John Gilling
Cast: Andre Morell
John Phillips
David Buck
Elizabeth Sellars
Maggie Kimberley
Michael Ripper
Richard Warner
Catherine Lacey
Dickie Owen
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