• Director: Howard Hawks
  • Release Year: 1955
  • Production Country: United States
  • Language: English

Land of the Pharaohs

Description

As Pharaoh Khufu seeks to amass and keep a fortune that will ensure his comfort and security in the next life, he seeks an architect who can build a robbery-proof tomb; however, his second wife, Cyprian princess Nellifer, plots to have all his gold for herself, guaranteeing her comfort and security in this life.

Themes

Ancient Egypt, Pharaoh Khufu "Cheops" (d. 2566 BCE), Architecture, Pyramids, Political intrigue, Monarchies, Sword and sandals epics, Stereotypes, Orientalism, Death rituals, Class conflict, Slavery and abolition