1959 The Mummy

The Mummy – 1959

A Hammer film production released by Universal Pictures 
Copyright MCMLIX by Hammer Film Productions – All rights reserved 
MPAA Approved Certificate 
RCA Sound Recording 
Produced at Bray Studios England 
Eastmancolour processed by Technicolor  88 mins


Egypt, 1895: An expedition led by archaeologist Stephen Banning unearths the last resting place of the ancient princess Ananka, but the old man is driven mad by something else hidden within the tomb. Three years later, a mysterious Egyptian, who has sworn vengeance on the members of the expedition for their act of desecration, arrives in rural England, bringing with him a large crate of “relics”. The crate is lost when it falls from a cart into a bog and sinks, but that night the Egyptian returns to the scene and, unrolling a papyrus, begins to intone the sacred words of the Scroll of Life…..Watch the official trailer on YouTube


Production Designer
Supervising Editor
Sound Recordist
Production Manager
Assistant Director
Wardrobe Mistress
Make-up Artist
Hair Stylist
Special Effects
Sound Editor
Technical Advisor
Camera Operator
Director of Photography
Music Composed by
Musical Supervisor
Screenplay by
Associate Producer
Produced by
Directed by

Bernard Robinson
James Needs
Alfred Cox
Jock May
Don Weeks
Marjorie Lavelly
John Peverall
Molly Arbuthnot
Roy Ashton
Henry Montsash
Bill Warrington
Roy Hyde
Andrew Low
Len Harris
Jack Asher, BSc
Frank Reizenstein
John Hollingsworth
Jimmy Sangster
Anthony Nelson-Keys
Michael Carreras
Terence Fisher


John Banning
The Mummy/Kharis
Inspector Mulrooney
Stephen Banning
Joseph Whemple
Mehemet Bey
Police Constable
Irish Customer
Dr Reilly
Police Sergeant
Head Porter

Peter Cushing
Christopher Lee
Yvonne Furneaux
Eddie Byrne
Felix Aylmer
Raymond Huntley
George Pastell
Michael Ripper
George Woodbridge
Harold Goodwin
Denis Shaw
Gerald Lawson
Willoghby Grey
John Stuart
David Browning
Frank Sieman
Stanley Meadows
Frank Singuineau


“The Mummy” had originally been made in 1932 from a screenplay by John L. Balderston, with Boris Karloff in the title role. Following the success of “Dracula” (1958), Universal were more than happy to hand over the script of their old classic to Hammer for similar treatment. The scene in which Peter Cushing plunges a spear right through the body of the mummy was not in Jimmy Sangster’s original screenplay. It was added at Cushing’s suggestion after he had seen the artwork for the film’s poster, which showed a beam of light shining through a hole in the creature’s stomach. Actor Eddie Byrne was no stranger to horror films. In 1958, he was in Robert S. Baker and Monty Berman’s “Jack the Ripper” and later made two movies for Tom Blakely’s Planet Films – “Devils of Darkness” (1964) and “Island of Terror” (1966, with Peter Cushing and directed by Terence Fisher).

Details were complied viewing the actual film. 
Source of viewing copy – The Hammer Graveyard Collection