Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Released in Great Britain as South of Algiers, Golden Mask thrusts it main characters into the dangerous environs of North Africa. An archeological expedition has trekked to Sahara to locate the legendary golden treasure mask. Also on the trail is a gang of murderous thieves, who hope that the expedition will find the treasure just before they slit the scientists' throats from ear to there. Hollywood star Van Heflin plays an American reporter along for the ride (and also to assure American distribution for this British production). Golden Mask is graced with a literate screenplay, which smooths over the rough spots in the continuity.
archaeology, artifact, desert, Egyptian [nationality], expedition, mask [disguise], outlaw [Western], ruination, tomb, treasure