The legendary Berwyn/Chicago-based horror/monster film host will present his big broadcast showcase of “The Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb” (1964), this Sat.; Aug. 29 at 8 p.m. Eastern/7 p.m. Central on Me-TV.
“The Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb” (1964) was directed by veteran Hammer producer-director-writer Michael Carreras, who also wrote the screenplay under the pseudonym of Henry Younger, according to IMDB. Carreras was the son of Hammer studio head James Carreras; according to Rob Nixon’s Turner Classic Movies online article on the 1964 classic Hammer-Columbia “Mummy” horror/monster masterpiece. The junior Carreras also produced numerous Hammer horror/monster feature film masterpieces throughout his career, including “The Curse of Frankenstein” (1957), “Horror of Dracula” (1958), “The Mummy” (1959), “The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll” (1960) and “The Curse of the Werewolf” (1961). Carreras also produced the 1964 Hammer-Columbia classic monster masterpiece with associate producer William Hill. Carreras wanted his 1964 production to be filmed as a memorable production without the use of lavish budgets and was produced as a sequel to Terence Fisher’s Hammer adaptation of “The Mummy” (1959, released by Universal Studios) with Hammer legends Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing.
This will mark Sven’s second big broadcast of “The Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb” (1964) on Me-TV. He previously showcased Carreras’ 1964 Hammer-Columbia classic monster masterpiece as a big broadcast premiere back in July 2019.
Who was in Michael Carreras’ 1964 Hammer-Columbia classic “Mummy” monster-horror masterpiece?
The players who appeared in Michael Carreras’ production of “The Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb” (1964) were Dickie Owen (as the “Mummy” Ra-Antef, Owen later appeared in the 1967 Hammer-Seven Arts “Mummy” entry with Eddie Powell as the “Mummy;” “The Mummy’s Shroud”), Jeanne Roland (as Annette Dubois, Roland also appeared in two episodes of the ITC adaptation of “The Saint” with Roger Moore in 1964 and 1965, she also appeared in the fifth James Bond/007 feature adaptation with Sean Connery in 1967, “You Only Live Twice”), Terence Morgan (as Adam Beauchamp, Morgan previously appeared in Sir Laurence Olivier’s 1949 feature film adaptation of William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” with Olivier, a pre-Hammer Peter Cushing and a pre-“Doctor Who” Patrick Troughton), Fred Clark (as Alexander King; Clark previously appeared in Billy Wilder’s 1950 production of “Sunset Blvd.” with Gloria Swanson, William Holden and Erich von Stroheim; Clark also appeared in the role of Harry Morton in “The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show” from 1951–53 with George Burns, Gracie Allen, Bea Benaderet and Harry von Zell), Michael Ripper (as Achmed), George Pastell (as Hashmi Bey), Jill Mai Meredith (as Jenny), Ronald Howard (as John Bray), Jack Gwillim (as Sir Giles Dalrymple), John Paul (as Inspector Mackenzie), Marianne Stone (as the landlady), Vernon Smythe (as Jessop), Harold Goodwin (as Fred) and Jimmy Gardner (as Fred’s mate).