The Mummy (1959)

In the 1890s a team of British archaeologists discover the untouched tomb of Princess Ananka but accidentally bring the mummified body of her High Priest back to life. Three years later back in England a follower of the same Egyptian religion unleashes the mummy to exact grisly revenge on the despoilers of the sacred past.


Horror Express
Giving the mummy a neutral role is the cleverest touch by director Terence Fisher. The villain here is a human, driven by servitude, barbaric training and pure vengeful hatred. In this role, Pastell is certainly threatening and Lee makes for a strong contrast, acting against his will, but acting because he has no choice.
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