Land of the Pharaohs

Joan Collin looking at the chest of jewels as Jack Hawkins watches in a scene from the film ‘Land Of The Pharohs’, 1955. (Photo by Warner Brothers/Getty Images)

Land of the Pharaohs

The visual spectacle doesn’t quite make up for the poorly written characters in Land of the Pharaohs (1955)

Land of the Pharaohs

foreign poster for Land of the Pharaohs (1955)

Land of the Pharaohs

original publicity still for Land of the Pharaohs (1955)

Land of the Pharaohs

foreign poster for Land of the Pharaohs (1955)

Land of the Pharaohs

Jack Hawkins in Land of the Pharaohs (1955), the only British lead actor in a Howard Hawks movie, thinking perhaps that a British accent is more authentically Egyptian than an American accent.

Land of the Pharaohs

Jack Hawkins as Pharaoh Khufu with his weapon and his men in Land of the Pharaohs (1955)

Land of the Pharaohs

Jack Hawkins sits with a severely injured leg in a scene from the film ‘Land Of The Pharohs’, 1955. (Photo by Warner Brothers/Getty Images)

Land of the Pharaohs

Jack Hawkins models an Egyptian Pharaoh’s costume in a publicity still for Land of the Pharaohs (1955)

Land of the Pharaohs

1955

Land of the Pharaohs

Joan Collins and Sidney Chaplin in Land of the Pharaohs (1955)

Land of the Pharaohs

Howard Hawks directing Joan Collins and Jack Hawkins in Land of the Pharaohs (1955).  It’s rare to see the laconic Hawks so animated.

Land of the Pharaohs

James Robertson Justice, Alexis Minotis and Dewey Martin in Land of the Pharaohs (1955).

Land of the Pharaohs

widescreen 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).  Her first film for a Hollywood studio, at Warner Brothers,  lead to a contract with 20th Century Fox.