The Mummy’s Shroud (1966)

UK, USA, 1966
87m, 90m
35mm film, Technicolor
English

A British/American horror film directed by John Gilling. It was the third in Hammer’s series of mummy films.

Plot Summary

An archaeological expedition discovers the tomb of an ancient Egyptian child prince, the remains of which they return to London. But the reading of magic words on the prince’s burial shroud animates a vengeful mummy that starts to massacre the members of the expedition.

Credits

* = uncredited

Crew
Directed by: John Gilling
© MCMLXVI [1966] Hammer Film Productions Limited
A Seven Arts-Hammer Films production
Produced by: Anthony Nelson Keys
Production Manager: Ed Harper
Screenplay by: John Gilling
From an Original Story by: John Elder [real name: Anthony Hinds]
Assistant Director: Bluey Hill
Continuity: Eileen Head
Director of Photography: Arthur Grant
Camera Operator: Moray Grant
Supervising Editor: James Needs
Editor: Chris Barnes
Colour by DeLuxe
Music Composed by: Don Banks
Musical Supervisor: Philip Martell
Sound Recordist: Ken Rawkins
Sound Editor: Roy Hyde
RCA Sound Recording
Wardrobe Mistress: Molly Arbuthnot
Wardrobe Master: Larry Stewart
Make-up: George Partleton
Hair Stylist: Frieda Steiger
Special Effects: Bowie Films Ltd
Special Effects Assistant: Ian Scoones *
Production Supervisor [sic]: Bernard Robinson
Art Director: Don Mingaye
Produced at Bray Studios, England
Casting: Irene Lamb

Cast
Andre Morell (Sir Basil Walden)
John Phillips (Stanley Preston)
David Buck (Paul Preston)
Elizabeth Sellars (Barbara Preston)
Catherine Lacey (Haiti)
Maggie Kimberley (Claire)
Michael Ripper (Longbarrow)
Roger Delgado (Hasmid Ali)
Tim Barrett (Harry)
Richard Warner (Inspector Barrani)
Dickie Owen (Prem)
Bruno Barnabe (Pharaoh)
Toni Gilpin (Pharaoh’s wife)
Toolsie Persaud (Kah-to-Bey)
Eddie Powell (the Mummy)
Andreas Malandrinos (the curator)
John Garrie [Arab cleaner] *
Darroll Richards [Sage] *
Michael Rothwell, Terence Sewards, Roy Stephens [reporters] *
George Zenios [Arab reporter] *
Pat Gorman [London reporter] *

Alternative Titles

Der Fluch der Mumie – Germany
Muumion kosto – Finland
Il sudario della mummia – Italy

Extracts included in
Stir of Echoes (1999)
The World of Hammer: Mummies, Werewolves and the Living Dead (1994)

Press

1967

Monthly Film Bulletin vol.34 no.401 (June 1967) pp.95-96
Stilted rehash of the old avenging mummy routine, brightened from time to time by Catherine Lacey as a toothless hag cackling imprecations into her crystal ball (in a salon more redolent of the Earls Court Road than mysterious Egypt). The rest of the cast huff and puff over their moribund lines, and the plot contains no surprises. – from an uncredited review

References

Periodicals

  • Castle of Frankenstein no.12 p.6
  • Castle of Frankenstein no.19 p.45
  • Cinefantastique vol.31 no.6 (June 1999) pp.40-45 – illustrated article
  • Dark Terrors no.17 (2000) p.45 – illustrated video review
  • Film Daily vol.130 no.69 (11 April 1967) p.10 – review
  • Films and Filming vol.13 no.11 (August 1967) – credits, review
  • Hammer Horror no.3 (May 1995) pp.21-33 – illustrated credits, synopsis, review
  • The House That Hammer Built no.6 (December 1997) pp.309-313 – illustrated credits, synopsis, review
  • Kine Weekly no.3109 (13 May 1967) p.11 – review
  • Monthly Film Bulletin vol.34 no.401 (June 1967) p.95 – credits, synopsis, review [reviewer not credited]
  • Motion Picture Herald vol.237 no.17 (26 April 1967) p.678 – review
  • Sight & Sound vol.5 no.4 (April 1995) p.63 – note
  • Variety 29 March 1967 p.6 – credits, review

Books

  • The Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Horror by Phil Hardy (ed.) pp.182-183
  • A Critical Guide to Horror Film Series by Ken Hanke pp.210-211; 212-213
  • English Gothic: A Century of Horror Cinema by Jonathan Rigby pp.129, 163, 381
  • Feature Films, 1960-1969: A Filmography of English-language and Major Foreign-language United States Releases by Harris M. Lentz III pp.303-304
  • Hammer Complete: The Films, the Personnel, the Company by Howard Maxford pp.578-579 – illustrated credits, synopsis, review
  • Horrorshows: The A-Z of Horror in Film, TV, Radio and Theatre by Gene Wright p.209 – credits, review
  • Kine & TV Year Book 1968 p.126
  • Reference Guide to Fantastic Films by Walt Lee p.319 – credits
  • Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Film Sequels, Series, and Remakes by Kim R. Holston and Tom Winchester p.345-346
  • Sixties Shockers by Mark Clark and Bryan Senn pp.294-295
  • Uneasy Dreams: The Golden Age of British Horror Films, 1956-1976 by Gary A. Smith pp.155-156

Other Sources

  • British National Film Catalogue vol.5 (1967) (UK) – credits, synopsis