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In 1900, in Egypt, archaeologist Mark Brandon is asked by Ann Mercedes to find the tomb of Ra-Hotep but their quest is marred by intrigue, betrayal, murder and danger.
Valley Of The Kings is the second of three collaborations between Eleanor Parker and Robert Taylor. The first was Above And Beyond (1952), about Col. Paul Tibbetts, then Valley Of The Kings, then Many Rivers To Cross (1955), where Eleanor played a smitten pioneer girl chasing Taylor across the Appalachians.
Every time you dig up something from the past you give more meaning to the present.
The opening screen tells us the year is 1900, After the events at Abu Simbel, Ann and Mark take a boat down the Nile. Mark, and the camera, take particular note of the flooded ruins of the Temple of Philae. This site wasn't flooded until the completion of the Aswan Low Dam in 1902.
[Prologue] The earth holds few treasures which have stimulated man's imagination -- and his greed -- as much as the tombs of the rulers of ancient Egypt, the Pharaohs.
This is the story of the search for the most fabulous tomb of them all. It begins near Cairo in 1900 . . .