The Egyptian (1954) DVD (Region 1 - Playable in North America - The US, Canada, Mexico, etc.) Widescreen Color 133 min. Beautiful re-mastered print!
Starring: Edmund Purdom, Bella Darvi, Jean Simmons, Victor Mature, Gene Tierney, Peter Ustinov and Michael Wilding. Directed by Michael Curtiz and produced by Darryl F. Zanuck. It is based on Mika Waltari's novel.
The Egyptian tells the story of Sinuhe (Edmund Purdom), a struggling physician in 18th dynasty Egypt who is thrown by chance into contact with the pharaoh Akhnaton (Michael Wilding). He rises to and falls from great prosperity, wanders the world, and becomes increasingly drawn towards a new religion spreading throughout Egypt. His companions throughout are his lover, a shy tavern maid named Merit (Jean Simmons), and his corrupt but likable servant, Kaptah (Peter Ustinov).
“It glistens with archaeological scenery and rumbles deeply with a sense of human woe…” – The New York Times