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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search The Mummy film poster by Reynold Brown Directed by Terence Fisher Produced by Michael Carreras Written by Jimmy Sangster Starring Peter Cushing Christopher Lee Yvonne Furneaux Eddie Byrne George Pastell Distributed by Universal Pictures Release date(s) 25 September 1959 (UK release) 16 December 1959 (US release) Running time 88 min Language English The Mummy is a 1959 British Hammer Horror film starring Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing. Though the title suggests Universal Pictures' 1932 film of the same name, the film actually derives its plot and characters entirely from two later Universal films, The Mummy's Hand and The Mummy's Tomb. It is one of a few Hammer remakes of Universal films. Contents [hide] 1 Story 2 Cast 3 References 4 External links [edit] Story In Egypt in 1895, a team of archaeologists, including John Banning (Peter Cushing), his father Stephen Banning (Felix Aylmer) and his uncle Joseph Whemple, are searching for the tomb of Princess Ananka, the priestess of Karnak. John is held up by an injured leg while his father and uncle open the tomb. Before they enter, an Egyptian man named Mehemet Bey (George Pastell) appears and warns them not to go in, lest they face dire consequences. Stephen and Joseph ignore him, and within find the sarcophogus of Ananka. When Joseph leaves to tell John the good news, Stephen finds the mythical Scroll of Life and reads from it. He then sees something that ...
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