Land of the Pharaohs

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Jack Hawkins and Dewey Martin in Land of the Pharaohs (1955).

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Land of the Pharaohs

Jack Hawkins and Joan Collins are husband and wife in Land of the Pharaohs (1955), but they’re not likeable individually or as a couple.

Land of the Pharaohs

 

Jack Hawkins and Joan Collins in a publicity still for Land of the Pharaohs (1955).

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Charlie Chaplin’s son Sidney is to the right of Joan Collins in a publicity still for Land of the Pharaohs (1955).

Land of the Pharaohs

Joan Collins as Nellifer in a publicity still for Land of the Pharaohs (1955).  One of the reasons for the film’s failure at the box office was unsympathetic lead characters, which was beyond Joan’s control.

Land of the Pharaohs

Joan Collins in a costume by Egyptian born Mayo in a publicity still for Land of the Pharaohs (1955).  Mayo had 21 costume designer credits in European productions.

Land of the Pharaohs

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Dewey Martin’s three films with Howard Hawks, Land of the Pharaohs (1955), The Thing and The Big Sky are the highlights of his career.  Dewey has 50 acting credits, from an uncredited bit in 1949 to an episode of Police Story in 1978.  His film career is otherwise undistinguished, although he was also in The Desperate Hours with Humphrey Bogart and Fredric March.  Dewey turned 94 in Dec 2017.

Land of the Pharaohs

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Joan Collins has an extra marital affair with Sidney Chaplin in a publicity still for Land of the Pharaohs (1955).

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foreign flyer for Land of the Pharaohs (1955)

Land of the Pharaohs

Dewey Martin is a slave in Land of the Pharaohs (1955).  Dewey was one of the few Americans in the mostly British cast.

I Was a Male War Bride

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foreign promotional booklet for I Was a Male War Bride (1949)

I Was a Male War Bride

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I Was a Male War Bride (1949) was Howard Hawks’ most successful comedy on its first release.  While it is still delightful, it is not a comedy masterpiece alongside his Twentieth Century, Bringing Up Baby, His Girl Friday and Monkey Business.

I Was a Male War Bride

Cary Grant and Ann Sheridan on location in Baden- Wuttemburg, Germany for I Was a Male War Bride (1949)

I Was a Male War Bride

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Cary Grant and Ann Sheridan are husband and wife in I Was a Male War Bride (1949).  Cary was also married in his final Hawks film, Monkey Business (1952), to Ginger Rogers.  In His Girl Friday (1940) he was divorced from Rosalind Russell. and he was single in Bringing Up Baby and Only Angels Have Wings.

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Cary Grant and Ann Sheridan in costume sight seeing in Germany in a publicity still for I Was a Male War Bride (1949).