Vashtar struggles to meet Khufu's lofty expectations, knowing that, if he does so, the ruler will release his enslaved brethren from bondage. Obsessed with his fate in the afterlife, the egotistical Pharaoh Khufu Jack Hawkins recruits oppressed architect Vashtar James Robertson Justice and forces him to design the most lavish and well-secured pyramid ever built. Release Date: Not Yet Rated 1 hr 46 min Plot Summary Obsessed with his fate in the afterlife, the egotistical Pharaoh Khufu Jack Hawkins recruits oppressed architect Vashtar James Robertson Justice and forces him to design the most lavish and well-secured pyramid ever built. The last time in 1945 and was held as a prisoner of war until Japan's surrender. Fascinated by the spitfire , the Pharaoh makes her his second wife.
Hoping to gain all of the Pharaoh's kingdom and the riches therein, she stage-manages her husband's death. As construction begins, Khufu's new wife, Princess Nellifer Joan Collins , plots to secure her own piece of the tyrant's riches. Land of the Pharaohs has all these things, what it does lack is a high end action quotient, the makers choosing to craft a picture about intrigue in Pharaoh Khufu's Hawkins court as the great pyramid is constructed. Vashtar struggles to meet Khufu's lofty expectations, knowing that, if he does so, the ruler will release his enslaved brethren from bondage. After the funeral procession, the Pharaoh is sealed in his tomb by a series of sand-operated weights, levers and pulleys this speculation as to how the Pyramids were closed is the most fascinating part of the film.
While the big finale is devilishly potent. Extravagantly produced with a cast of seeming millions actually there were some 10,000 extras , the film speculates on the circumstances surrounding the construction of the Great Pyramids of Egypt. Trivia: Martin joined the U. At first, the people of Egypt willingly pitch in to construct the huge pyramid. He fought in the Battle of Midway and had to ditch his Hellcat in the ocean because his carrier was damaged. He was shot down twice.
Music is by Dimitri Tiomkin and cinematography by Lee Garmes and Russell Harlan. Navy in 1940 and served as a Grumman F6F Hellcat pilot in the Pacific Theater of the war. It stars Jack Hawkins, Joan Collins, James Robertson Justice, Dewey Martin and Alex Minotis. He also plunders the coffers of his neighboring countries. .
There are stars in the film, but it does in fact lack star power. Mentrestant, la jove i ambiciosa princesa de Xipre Nellifer ha maquinat un pla per seduir el faraó i convertir-se en l'única reina d'Egipte. Cast: , , , , Alex Minotis, Director: Genres: Production Co: Warner Bros. It was a minor flop at the box office and Hawks pretty much disowned it, but it's not without intelligence and in spite of its flaws it's a good watch for historical epic loving adults. This is not to say it's a dull picture, it maintains interest throughout, with shifty shenanigans afoot, femme fatale connivings and plenty of slaves standing proud for their cause. Land of the Pharaohs is directed by Howard Hawks and collectively written by Harold Jack Bloom, William Faulkner and Harry Kurnitz. However, one has to really close off the ears at times to avoid the dreadfully wooden dialogue, and some scenes are painfully misplaced, such as the sight of a miscast 45 year old Hawkins wrestling with a bull, I kid you not.
As construction begins, Khufu's new wife, Princess Nellifer Joan Collins , plots to secure her own piece of the tyrant's riches. Després d'una nova campanya victoriosa, Kheops, faraó de l'antic Egipte, planeja construir per a ell i els seus incomptables tresors una tomba monumental i inexpugnable. The real stars are Tiomkin, Garmes and Harlan, who each bring the spectacle of the production to vivid life. Decideix confiar en les arts de Vashtar, un arquitecte estranger de gran talent que es troba entre els presoners. Also miscast is Collins, undeniably sexy, but never once does she convince as an Egyptian princess, and her make-up is awful. But as the years roll by and the work shows no signs of abating, the Pharaoh begins relying upon forced labor from lands he has conquered. It falls into the filmic splinter of historical epics that thrived greatly in the 50s and 60s, where a cast of thousands are costumed up to the nines, the sets sparkle and location photography smooths the eyes.
Amb la condició de l'alliberament del seu poble, Vashtar li presenta el projecte d'una piràmide gegant, que quedarà hermèticament segellada per mitjà d'un enginyós mecanisme de la seva invenció. . . . .
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