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

The Curse of King Tut's Tomb is a 1980 British-American mystery thriller film directed by Philip Leacock and starring Eva Marie Saint, Harry Andrews and Paul Scofield, with Tom Baker.

The Curse of King Tut's Tomb
Written byBarry Wynne (book Behind the Mask of Tutankhamen)
Herb Meadow (writer)
Directed byPhilip Leacock
StarringEva Marie Saint
Harry Andrews
Music byGil Mellé
Country of originUK
Original language(s)English
Executive producer(s)Stoddard W. Kerby
Hunt Stromberg Jr.
Producer(s)Peter Graham Scott
Patrick Dromgoole (supervising producer)
Production location(s)Egypt
CinematographyBob Edwards
Editor(s)Adrian Brenard
Running time98 minutes
Production company(s)Columbia Pictures Television
Stromberg-Kerby Productions
HTV West
Original networkNBC
Picture formatColor
Audio formatMono
Original release8 May 1980 (USA)
31 August 1980 (UK)


The English archaeologist Howard Carter and his financier, Lord Carnarvon discover after years of search the grave of Tut-Ench-Amun. Rumors abound of a curse that befalls anyone who disturbs the grave. For even the unscrupulous art collector Sabastian is after the legendary gold sarcophagus. The Curse of the Pharaoh seems to be effective, for there will be a series of mysterious deaths.



It was based on the book Behind the Mask of Tutankhamen by Barry Wynne. It was shot in Egypt and in England.[1]


The score was composed by American jazz musician Gil Mellé.


It was released as two-part film on 8 May and 9 May 1980.[2]

DVD release

A Region 2 DVD release by Network DVD was released in 2011.


  1. "www" (PDF). Retrieved 25 February 2014.
  2. This Month in Horror: May 1980

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