Directed by Michael Curtiz, "The Egyptian" takes place in eighteenth-dynasty Egypt, where a poor orphan named Sinuhe becomes a brilliant physician and with his friend Horemheb is appointed to the service of the new Pharoah.
"Sinuhe's personal triumphs and tragedies are played against the larger canvas of the turbulent events of the 18th dynasty. As Sinuhe is drawn into court intrigues, and bizarre secrets are revealed to him, he learns the answers to the questions he has sought since his birth. Short on historical accuracy but strong on plot and characterization."
Dr. Michael Berlin, (producer, screenwriter, and film historian) will share insider tidbits about the making of the film in a post-screening conversation with the audience.
Location: Norma Kershaw Auditorium
- Members $9
- Non-Members $12 or $7 with paid museum admission
For tickets and more information, please visit http://www.bowers.org/index.php/education-programs/films/event/257-great-screen-icon-series-the-egyptian-1954-139-min