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If you are intrigued by Ancient Egypt and the remarkable ways of a culture that thrived for millennia you will truly enjoy this movie.
In eighteenth-dynasty Egypt, a poor orphan (Sinuhe) becomes a brilliant physician and with his friend (Horemheb) is appointed to the service of the new pharaoh. Sinuhe's personal triumphs and tragedies are played against the larger canvas of the turbulent events of the 18th dynasty. As Sinuhe is drawn into court intrigues, and bizarre secrets are revealed to him, he learns the answers to the questions he has sought since his birth.
Twentieth Century Fox's massive epic, The Egyptian, takes place during the reign of Egypt's controversial pharaoh, the heretic Akhenaton. (Akhenaton is the father of the Legendary Pharaoh Tutankhamun, better known worldwide as "King Tut".) The film has a colorful and dramatic setting for its story and makes great use of the fascinating characters and events that made up the Egyptian 'Amarna' Period. The Egyptian is another example of the solid expertise Hollywood had in the 1950's and early 1960's for producing large scale historical epics. While not as well known as such efforts as The Ten Commandments, it has a lot to offer from some great performances, elaborate sets, stunning costumes and enough intrigue and drama to satisfy all lovers of Hollywood epics. Being all wrapped up in gorgeous Fox Technicolor also helps immensely in giving this story of a humble physician who rises to become the personal aide to the Pharaoh only to be undone by his reckless love for a seductive courtesan, a vivid look and feel that increases its impact.
Victor Mature ... Horemheb
Jean Simmons ... Merit
Gene Tierney ... Baketamon
Michael Wilding ... Akhnaton
Bella Darvi ... Nefer
Peter Ustinov ... Kaptah
Edmund Purdom ... Sinuhe
John Carradine ... Grave Robber