Release Date: March 15th, 1967
Directed by: John Gilling
Written by: John Gilling, Anthony Hinds
Music by: Don Banks
Cast: Andre Morell, John Phillips, David Buck, Maggie Kimberly, Elizabeth Sellars, Michael Ripper
Seven Arts Productions, Hammer Films, 90 Minutes
“He says that death awaits all who disturb the resting place of Kah-to-Bey.” – Sir Basil Walden
Being that this was the third Mummy film by Hammer, the momentum started to slow and what we got was a formulaic mummy movie that feels pretty thin when compared to the two before it.
However, I did like the whole gimmick regarding the shroud and how whoever had possession of it had control over the undead mummy in the story.
Michael Ripper returns in a supporting role, although he is playing a different character than he did in the previous film.
One benefit this picture did have over the second one, though, is that it had one of Hammer’s top stars in Andre Morell. I always liked him and he’s my third favorite Hammer lead after Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing. It was cool seeing him get to star in a Mummy picture, as he has a certain panache and a commanding presence.
Overall, though, this is just more of the same even if it does have a few things working for it.
I know that I’ve seen this one before and probably multiple times, as I own the DVD. However, everything about it slipped down the memory hole because it’s pretty much derivative of every other better known Mummy movie before it.
Pairs well with: the other Hammer Mummy pictures.