The Egyptian Overview:

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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Baketamon: I wish a word with you. Over here.
Horemheb: May I say I've long dreamed of a word with you.
Baketamon: We will discuss your dreams. I wish to speak with your friend, the physician.
Horemheb: Why are you so interested in him?
Baketamon: My brother's been asking for him. He hasn't yet presented himself at court.
Horemheb: Sinuhe has left the city. He's gone to... Memphis I think.
Baketamon: If you hope for further promotions don't lie to me.
Horemheb: I love my friend enough to lie for him, even to a royal princess. What do you want?
Baketamon: I want him saved from this creature who's stolen his wits.
Horemheb: That's easy, she's a Babylonian, have her banished or killed.
Baketamon: He'd follow her into exile or mourn over her grave the rest of his life. No. He must be made to see that she's worthless.
Horemheb: And how to you expect to accomplish that?
Baketamon: By letting him find out that she's betrayed him with his best friend. You shouldn't find that too difficult. Such women like to be assaulted as if they were fortresses.
Horemheb: Your Highness flatters me.
Baketamon: I value you in the same way that you value yourself.
[He sees a gold serpent bracelet coiled around her lower arm]
Horemheb: Give me that bracelet.
Baketamon: You want a reward for helping the friend you love so much?
Horemheb: I want it for the Babylonian.
Baketamon: Oh? Then you're afraid that your manly charms won't be enough?
Horemheb: Not for her.
[he notices his friends looking their way]
Horemheb: My friends are watching us. They think you're awarding me an honor.
Baketamon: Let them think what they will.
Horemheb: Some day you'll strip your arms of honors

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.


Nefer: No. I brought you here only to show you the gate in my garden wall. Later, when all of my guests have gone... I will be here by my lotus pool.
Sinuhe: Why do you tell me this?
Nefer: Perhaps because I am fond of gifts, and the greatest gift any man can bring to a woman is his innocence, which he can give only once.


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Facts about

The voices of the characters played by Mike Mazurki and Leo Gordon were dubbed by other actors for a more classical - and less American-street - quality.
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.
Average Shot Length (ASL) = 13 seconds
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