Queen Of The Nile

  • 1962
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Historical

This is one of those countless inferior-quality Italian biblical epics. What makes this one a little more distinctive than most (although no better) is the import of Americans Crain and Price to play ancient Egyptians. Crain is a young, naive woman living near Thebes. She can't elope with her sculptor fiance (Purdom) because Price, who reveals himself as...read more

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This is one of those countless inferior-quality Italian biblical epics. What makes this one a little more distinctive than most (although no better) is the import of Americans Crain and Price to play ancient Egyptians. Crain is a young, naive woman living near Thebes. She can't elope with

her sculptor fiance (Purdom) because Price, who reveals himself as her father, tells her she must fulfill her destiny by marrying the mentally ill Nazzari. Purdom is sentenced to death but escapes. It turns out that Nazzari is an old friend, and Purdom intends to seek a pardon. Nazzari soon is

running the country, and Crain changes her name to "Nefertiti" during a purification ceremony. Purdom has taken comfort with a gypsy girl but is imprisoned again, on Price's orders. Price threatens to kill Purdom unless his daughter marries Nazzari. After the marriage takes place and Purdom is

commissioned to do a bust of Crain, she admits that she still loves Purdom. She can't leave her husband but is concerned about his mental state. Price sees Nazzari's madness as his ticket to power; he kills the king's pal, a rival priest. This drives Nazzari to suicide, and Crain takes over.

Purdom and the army assist, and everyone ends up happy when the spurned gypsy girl kills Price. The film is so poorly played and utterly tedious that any interest on the part of budding Egyptologists will quickly be nipped.

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