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Pharaoh’s Curse (1957) Lee Sholem, Mark Dana, Ziva Rodann, Diane Brewster, Horror

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Producer Howard W. Koch’s impoverished Bel-Air company lensed this quasi-horror film somewhere in California’s Death Valley. Affecting a none-too-convincing British accent Mark Dana stars as Captain Storm, heading a colonial escort to a lonely archeological dig in Egypt in 1902. Along the way, the party, which includes the American wife (Diane Brewster) of the chief archeologist (George N. Neise), encounters a mysterious girl, Simira (Ziva Shapir aka Ziva Rodann, “Miss Israel of 1957), who warns them not to mess with the dead. They do anyway, of course, drawing the ire of the Gods. One by one, the scientists are decimated by Simira’s brother Numar (Alvaro Guillot), who is the reincarnation of the tomb keeper and grows older by the minute.
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Black Patch (1957) Allen H. Miner, George Montgomery, Diane Brewster, Tom Pittman, Action, Adventure, Romance

Black Patch (1957)
A New Mexico Town Marshal, Clay Morgan, known as ‘Black Patch’ since he had lost an eye in the Civil War, takes his job seriously, especially after an old friend, Hank Danner, arrives in town with his wife, Helen, who formerly loved Morgan. Danner is suspected of a bank robbery and Morgan has to arrest him. Crooked saloon-owner , “Frenchy’ De Vere, sees a chance to get the bank loot, and he helps Danner escape and then kills him. Morgan is accused of the killing but nothing is proved and the bank money remains missing. Carl, a young man who Danner had helped, goes to Helen, who also thinks Morgan killed her husband, and gets Danner’s gun and starts practicing with it until he becomes the fastest-gun in town, with one possible exception…Morgan, the man he intends to kill.
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