Le Malediction des Pharaons ( The Mummy ) French Film Poster (1959)
The Mummy is a 1959 British horror film
Size 21.25ins by 13.5ins
directed by Terence Fisher and starring Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing. It was written by Jimmy Sangster and produced by Michael Carreras and Anthony Nelson Keys for Hammer Film Productions. The film was distributed in the U.S. in 1959 on a double bill with either the Vincent Price movie The Bat or the Universal film Curse of the Undead.
Though the title suggests Universal Pictures‘ 1932 film of the same name, the film actually derives its plot and characters entirely from two 1940s Universal films, The Mummy’s Hand and The Mummy’s Tomb, with the climax borrowed directly from The Mummy’s Ghost. The character name Joseph Whemple, the use of a sacred scroll, and a few minor plot elements are the only connections with the 1932 version.