The Mummy’s Shroud – 1967
A Seven Arts-Hammer Film production presented by Associated British Pathe Limited and released through Warner-Pathe Distributors Limited (UK) and Twentieth Century-Fox (USA)
Copyright MCMLXVI Hammer Film Productions Ltd, – All rights reserved
MPAA Approved Certificate No. 21434
The characters and incidents portrayed and the names used herein are fictitious, and any ,similarity to the name, character, or history of any person is entirely accidental and unintentional
RCA Sound System
Produced at Bray Studios, England
Technicolor 87 mins
When the expedition of Sir Basil Walden is long overdue in the Egyptian desert, financier Stanley Preston and his assistant Longbarrow set out to find them. The two teams eventually meet up and Sir Basil shows them a tomb the expedition has uncovered, belonging to the ancient prince Kah-to-Be. But, as they enter the tomb, they are set upon by its guardian, Hasmid Ali, who warns them of the direst consequences of their desecration…..
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Although the facilities at Bray had been added to and extended over the years it was becoming increasingly clear that they could no longer cope with Hammer’s ambitions for the future and “The Mummy’s Shroud” was the last film that the Company made there. It was the end of an era.
Elizabeth Sellars appeared in just two Hammer films, interestingly, they were the first and last productions to be made at Bray Studios – Cloudburst (1951) and The Mummy’s Shroud (1967).
In the character of the sycophantic Longbarrow, Michael Ripper gives what is generally thought to be his best performance for Hammer.
David Buck was known to television audiences in the sixties as the man who introduced ABC TV’s series of late-night ghost and horror chillers “Mystery and Imagination”.
Ad-line: “Beware the beat of the cloth-wrapped feet!”
Details were complied viewing the actual film.
Source of viewing copy – The Hammer Graveyard Collection