Land of the Pharaohs

original lobby card set for Land of the Pharaohs (1955)

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Howard Hawks and his film crew in Egypt filming Land of the Pharaohs (1955)

Land of the Pharaohs

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Joan Collins out of costume in an original publicity still for Land of the Pharaohs (1955).  Unfortunately she was playing an unlikable lead character, the only such character in Howard Hawks’ filmography.

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Howard Hawks in the director’s chair under the umbrella in Egypt filming Land of the Pharaohs (1955)

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Howard Hawks in Egypt directing Land of the Pharaohs (1955).  I think that’s cinematographer Russell Harlan to Hawks’ left in the white shirt.

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foreign poster for Land of the Pharaohs (1955)

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Land of the Pharaohs (1955) was filmed in Egypt.

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Land of the Pharaohs (1955) was Howard Hawks’ second flop in his last three films.  All of his films from Only Angels Have Wings (1939) to The Big Sky (1952) made a profit.  The comedies before and after, Bringing Up Baby (1938) and Monkey Business (1952) were not hits.

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Joan Collins plays some kind of ancient Egyptian penny whistle in a scene from Land of the Pharaohs (1955).

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Jack Hawkins and Joan Collins on the cover of a foreign film magazine promoting Land of the Pharaohs (1955)

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foreign booklet for Land of the Pharaohs (1955)

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Jack Hawkins makes eye contact with Luisella Boni as Sidney Chaplin looks on in a scene from Land of the Pharaohs (1955)

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Jack Hawkins as Pharaoh Khufu in a publicity still for Land of the Pharaohs (1955)

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original publicity still for Land of the Pharaohs (1955)

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building a pyramid was an engineering challenge for Howard Hawks in Land of the Pharaohs (1955)