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The Glass Sphinx (1967)

La sfinge d'oro (original title)
An archaeologist is in danger because of his discoveries.

Director:

Luigi Scattini
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Cast

Credited cast:
Robert Taylor ... Prof. Karl Nichols
Anita Ekberg ... Paulette
Gianna Serra Gianna Serra ... Jenny
Giacomo Rossi Stuart ... Ray (as Jack Stuart)
Ángel del Pozo ... Alex
Remo De Angelis Remo De Angelis ... Mirko
José Truchado José Truchado ... Theo
Ahmad Khamees Ahmad Khamees ... Chief Shoukry
Mohammed Tawfik Mohammed Tawfik
Lidia Biondi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Imad Hamdi ... Fouad
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An archaeologist is in danger because of his discoveries.

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Country:

Italy | Egypt | Spain

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

31 May 1967 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The Glass Sphinx See more »

Filming Locations:

Egypt

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

American International Pictures would frequently make use of frozen dollars and cheaper European facilities by sending composers Les Baxter and Ronald Stein to record their scores in London, Munich and Rome. Baxter recounted in a 1981 interview for Soundtrack! that he was sent to Rome in 1967 to score The Glass Sphinx, but was not allowed to conduct the orchestra because of rulings by the Italian music unions. Fortunately, legendary film conductor Franco Ferrara was persuaded to come out of retirement. See more »

Soundtracks

It's a Dream Away
(main title) (international version)
Music by Les Baxter
Lyrics by Guy Hemric and Jerry Styner
Sung by Mike Clifford
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Not many chills and thrills
18 January 2012 | by nova-63See all my reviews

I picked up this baby because I was hoping for a spooky expedition story set in Egypt. Robert Taylor plays a millionaire going to Egypt to locate a buried tomb that holds the priceless Glass Sphinx. His assistant in an expert in such matters, played by Angel del Pozo. Also accompanying him are his niece and an exotic beauty he has just met, played by Anita Ekberg. Adding a little suspense is a mystery man (Giacomo Rossi-Stuart) who is following the expedition.

This all sounds good to me. Unfortunately the creative team key on the romantic subplots of the film. Taylor is mad for Ekberg and the niece is falling for the mystery man. Alas the most memorable scene is not the unearthing of a vengeful mummy, but a clumsy romantic scene between Taylor and Ekberg. They are both having a morning shower, side by side, in outdoor shower stalls. Ekberg drops her soap and Taylor leans under the stall and hands it back to her. Then they have an intimate moment as the both hold on (far too long) to the soap and each others hand. This might seem romantic to two teenagers, but for two, ahem... mature stars, it plays out quite silly.


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