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"Seems I've spent the better part of my life amongst the dead."
John Banning


The Mummy is a British horror film directed by Terence Fisher and written by Jimmy Sangster. It was produced by Hammer Film Productions and released theatrically in the UK on September 25th, 1959. The Mummy is a remake of the 1940 Universal Pictures classic The Mummy's Hand.

In Hammer Studios' vivid 1959 Technicolor reincarnation of The Mummy, screen horror icon Christopher Lee wraps on the moldy gauze bandages and emerges as the tormented Kharis, an avenger stalking the hills and bogs of Victorian England to track down archaeologist John Banning (Peter Cushing) and other desecrators of his beloved Princess Ananka's Egyptian tomb.

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  • Was initially given an X-rating in the UK.
  • The Mummy is often erroneously believed to be a remake of the 1932 classic The Mummy. Though the two films share the same name, the 1959 movie is actually a remake of The Mummy's Hand.

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Hammer Horror
This article relates to the films produced under the "Hammer Horror" banner of Hammer Film Productions. This template will categorize articles that include it into the Hammer Film Productions category.
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