Pharaoh (1966)

Genres - Epic, Historical Film  |   Sub-Genres - Historical Epic  |   Release Date - Oct 2, 1966 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 140 min.  |   Countries - Poland  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Dan Pavlides

In this historical drama, Pharoah Ramses XIII (George Zelnik, aka Jerzy Zelnik) defies tradition when his father dies by assuming command of the military, a post usually occupied by priests. His defiance leads to a battle between those loyal to Ramses XIII and the power structure of the priests. The priests try to fool the people by capitalizing on a solar eclipse, but Ramses XIII realizes the event is only a natural phenomenon. Battle scenes and period costumes from ancient Egypt add to the effectiveness of this colorful three-hour epic historical drama.



ancient, aristocracy, bad-guy, battle [war], control, espionage, good-guy, pharaoh, power, priest, prince, royalty


High Production Values