The Curse of King Tut's Tomb (1980 movie)

1980 film by Philip Leacock

The Curse of King Tut's Tomb is a 1980 British-American mystery thriller movie. It was directed by Philip Leacock. The movie is based on the book "Behind the Mask of Tutankhamen" by Barry Wynne. It was shot in Egypt and in England.[1]

The Curse of King Tut's Tomb
Directed byPhilip Leacock
Produced byPeter Graham Scott
Written byBarry Wynne (book Behind the Mask of Tutankhamen)
Herb Meadow (writer)
StarringEva Marie Saint
Harry Andrews
Music byGil Melle
CinematographyBob Edwards
Edited byAdrian Brenard
Distributed byColumbia Pictures Television
HTV West
Release date
8 May 1980 (USA)
31 August 1980 (UK)
Running time
98 minutes

It was released as two-part movie on 8 May and 9 May 1980.[2] The score was made by American jazz musician Gil Melle.[3]


The English archaeologist Howard Carter and his financier, Lord Carnarvon discover the grave of Tut-Ench-Amun. There are rumors about a curse for anyone who disturbs the grave. There are a series of mysterious deaths.



  1. "Pharaonen- und Mumienfilme" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-03-07. Retrieved 2012-09-01.
  2. This Month in Horror: May 1980
  3. The Curse of King Tut's Tomb is available for free download at the Internet Archive

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