About the film
egypt pyramid epic ancient egypt cobra pharoah sarcophagus
Land of the Pharaohs
Release Date: July 24, 1955
|Slogan||:||«HER BLOOD STAINED EVERY STONE OF THE PYRAMID»|
|Production Companies||:||Continental Film, Warner Bros. Pictures|
|Writers||:||Harold Jack Bloom, William Faulkner, Harry Kurnitz|
In ancient Egypt the Pharaoh Khufu is obsessed with acquiring gold and plans to take it all with him into the "second life." To this end he enlists the aid of Vashtar, an architect whose people are enslaved in Egypt. The deal: build a robbery-proof tomb and the enslaved people will be freed. During the years that the pyramid is being built a Cyprian princess becomes the pharaoh's second wife, and she plots to prevent Khufu from taking his treasure with him when he dies .. as well as helping him make the journey early.