Valley of the Kings (film)
name = Valley of the Kings
caption = Original French film poster
writer = Robert Pirosh
C. W. Ceram(book)
starring = Robert Taylor
Eleanor Parker Carlos Thompson Kurt Kasznar Victor Jory Samia Gamal.
editing = Harold F. Kress
released = flagicon|USA flagicon|Egypt
21 July 1954
runtime = 86 min
language = English
"Valley of the Kings" is a 1954
adventure filmmade by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. It was written and directed by Robert Piroshfrom a screenplayby Robert Pirosh and Karl Tunberg, "suggested by historical data" in the book "" by C. W. Ceram. The music was by Miklós Rózsaand the cinematography by Robert Surtees.
The film stars Robert Taylor and
Eleanor Parkerwith Carlos Thompson, Kurt Kasznar, Victor Joryand Samia Gamal.
The title of the film, "Valley of the Kings", refers to the valley on the west bank of the Nile, in
Egypt, where the tombs of the Ancient Egyptian kings are located.
MGM bought the rights to the archaeology text "Gods, Graves and Scholars" for "protection purposes," as it contained a chapter titled "Robbers in the Valley of the Kings" which might have been seen as having influenced the film's script.
The film was shot on location in
Cairo, Luxor, Faiyûm, Suez, the Libyan desertand at the Pyramids of Giza Egypt. Additional filming took place in El Segundo, CA.
The role of Mark Brandon, played in the film by Robert Taylor was originally given to
The film's world premiere took place simultaneously on 21 July 1954 in Cairo and
Alexandria(as well as New York City) and marked the first time an American film had a world premiere in Egypt.
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