Land of the Pharaohs

foreign poster for Land of the Pharaohs (1955)

Land of the Pharaohs

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

Land of the Pharaohs

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.

Land of the Pharaohs

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

Land of the Pharaohs

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

Land of the Pharaohs

 

 

foreign booklet for Land of the Pharaohs (1955)

Land of the Pharaohs

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

Land of the Pharaohs

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

Land of the Pharaohs

original publicity still for Land of the Pharaohs (1955)

Land of the Pharaohs

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

Land of the Pharaohs

Dewey Martin and Luisella Boni in a publicity still for Land of the Pharaohs (1955).  Luisella was born in Italy and had 50 acting credits, seemingly all others in Italy.

Land of the Pharaohs

original publicity still for Land of the Pharaohs (1955)

Land of the Pharaohs

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

Land of the Pharaohs

original publicity still for Land of the Pharaohs (1955)

Land of the Pharaohs

The back of this publicity still reads

389-Pub.O      Lovely Kerima who is featured as “Neilla” in “Land of the Pharaohs,” produced and directed by Howard Hawks for Warner Bros., poses for the still cameraman in her apartment in Italy.