Apr 23, 2023
Reel Britannia - a very British podcast about very British movies...with just a hint of professionalism.
The latest episode in our Hammer horror retrospective
The Mummy (1959)
Terence Fisher directs this cult Hammer horror starring Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee. Intrepid archaeologist Stephen Banning (Felix Aylmer) and his son John (Cushing) are so determined to locate the resting place of Princess Ananka, an ancient Egyptian high priestess, that they ignore the warnings of locals regarding a curse placed on the tomb. The trio have cause to regret their arrogance when back in England they are tracked down by Kharis (Lee), a mummy who has been brought back to life to avenge the desecration of the tomb. Having watched his father and uncle succumb to Kharis, John realises that he will almost certainly be the next target. However, he hasn't counted on his wife Isobel (Yvonne Furneaux)'s uncanny resemblance to Princess Ananka, which threatens to confuse the vengeful mummy...
" Seems I've spent the better part of my life amongst the dead.”
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Scott, Steven and Mark