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The Egyptian (1954) was a Drama - Historical Film directed by Michael Curtiz and produced by Darryl F. Zanuck.

The film was based on the novel Sinuhe egyptil?inen (The Egyptian) written by Mika Waltari published in 1945.

Academy Awards 1954 --- Ceremony Number 27 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best CinematographyLeon ShamroyNominated
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Of Netflix and the Egyptian

By carole_and_co on Apr 16, 2019 From Carole & Co.

I've never seen a photo of Carole Lombard at the fabled Egyptian Theater on Hollywood Boulevard, but we do have this image of one of her films playing there, "True Confession" in late 1937. Perhaps she was at its premiere. But since the Sid Grauman-built venue opened in 1922, it's highly likely Lomb... Read full article


The Egyptian ( 1954 )

By The Metzinger Sisters on Jan 31, 2019 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

"I feel the fever of Thebes in my blood, and I know that I was born to live in the sunset of the world and that nothing matters, nothing, but what I see in your eyes." Sinuhe, a poor orphan in Egypt during the eighteenth-dynasty, rises to fame as a great physician and, along with his friend Horemhe... Read full article


43rd Seattle International Film Festival: Life Really is a Cabaret at the Egyptian Theater

By KC on May 25, 2017 From Classic Movies

Last night at the SIFF Egyptian Theater, I was presented with a dizzying mix of glamour, glitter, bare buns and sobering reality.The 43rd Seattle International Film Festival presented a screening of Cabaret (1972) with a real cabaret before it, just like those live shows they used to have before mov... Read full article


'To Be' at the Egyptian...and climb those '39 Steps'

By carole_and_co on Jan 25, 2017 From Carole & Co.

At the close of 1937, Carole Lombard's final film for Paramount, "True Confession," played Sid Grauman's famed Egyptian Theater on Hollywood Boulevard. The venue looks considerably different nearly eight decades later, restored to much of its 1920s luster......but tomorrow evening, Lombard returns t... Read full article


'To Be' at the Egyptian...and climb those '39 Steps'

By carole_and_co on Jan 25, 2017 From Carole & Co.

At the close of 1937, Carole Lombard's final film for Paramount, "True Confession," played Sid Grauman's famed Egyptian Theater on Hollywood Boulevard. The venue looks considerably different nearly eight decades later, restored to much of its 1920s luster......but tomorrow evening, Lombard returns t... Read full article


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[Horemheb is praticing his archery when a stranger's arrow hits his target. He spins around and sees Princess Baketamon]
Horemheb: Your Highness shoots well for a woman.
Baketamon: A child's game. I see one promotion.
Horemheb: Why not? A real soldier here is like a falcon among sparrows.


Nefer: Have you ever looked on a woman before?
Sinuhe: Hundreds, and in the state the gods created them. I'm a physician.
Nefer: Your name?
Sinuhe: I am called Sinuhe. He who is alone. Is this your house?
Nefer: This is my house, and I have guests every evening. I dislike being along.
[claps her hands to summon her servant]
Nefer: Baraka!
[she handles the pendant around Sinuhe's neck]
Nefer: The inscription of the new Pharoah.
Sinuhe: His gift. I must leave now.
Nefer: Why?
Sinuhe: Because men bring you rich presents for as little as a smile.
[indicating the pendant]
Sinuhe: This is all I have.
Nefer: I have never asked a man for anything, but I ask you to stay.
Sinuhe: I can't.
Nefer: Is it because we women of Babylon have a bad reputation? Or do you find me so ugly. Do you?
Sinuhe: You're beautiful, beyond all dreams.
Nefer: Such flattery must come easily to a man who's known... hundreds of women.
Sinuhe: No one before has ever seemed to me so beautiful, so strange. When I look in your eyes, I... feel...
Nefer: What do you feel Sinuhe?
Sinuhe: I feel the fever of Thebes in my blood and I know that I was born to live in the sunset of the world and that nothing matters, nothing, but what I see in your eyes. It's late, I must be leaving.
Nefer: If you go fulfilled with wine and wild thoughts you will surely get into trouble with some designing woman.
Sinuhe: Would you care?
[he follows as she goes into her garden]


Nefer: Wait. Before you touch me I must give you a warning.
Sinuhe: Warning?
Nefer: There is a reason the Goddess of Love takes the form of a cat.
Sinuhe: When I look at you I care nothing for cats or gods.
Nefer: Look Sinuhe. A cat's paws are soft. But they hide claws. A cat takes pleasure in tormenting its victim. Not until the creature is nearly dead does it show pity... and put an end to it.
Sinuhe: What has this to do with you and me?
Nefer: You've had less experience, and I must be what I am. Leave now and do not return through the gate in my wall, or you may regret it all your life.
Sinuhe: I don't even know your name.
Nefer: In their foolishness, men gave me the name which means, beautiful.
Sinuhe: Nefer. Nefer. Nefer.


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Average Shot Length (ASL) = 13 seconds
After shooting was completed, Fox made back some of the film's immense cost by selling many of the set pieces, props, and costumes to Paramount, which then employed them in an even bigger epic, Cecil B. DeMille's remake of The Ten Commandments.
At a cost of five million dollars, the film took two years to research, the designers ultimately cataloging five million items of clothing and properties for the epic.
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