Queen of the Nile


1h 37m 1964

Film Details

Also Known As
Nefertite, regina del Nilo
Release Date
Jan 1964
Premiere Information
New York showing: 15 Jan 1964
Production Company
Max Production
Country
Italy

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 37m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Eastmancolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

Synopsis

Tanit, a sheltered young woman living in ancient Thebes, is prevented by Benakon, the High Priest, from eloping with Tumos, a sculptor. Benakon then divulges that he is Tanit's father and that he intends that she fulfill her destiny by marrying Amenophis IV, the mentally disturbed son of the pharaoh and heir to the throne. Tumos is sentenced to death by the High Priest, but he escapes, intending to seek the aid of Amenophis, who is his friend. In time Amenophis ascends to the throne, and Tanit has her name changed to "Nefertiti" during a purification ceremony; meanwhile, Tumos finds some solace with Merith, a gypsy girl who loves him. Tumos is imprisoned once again by Benakon, and the High Priest threatens to kill him unless Nefertiti consents to marry Amenophis. He escapes a second time but later returns to Thebes, commissioned to do a bust of the new queen. During the sculpture session Nefertiti admits to Tumos that she still loves him, but she is unwilling to abandon her husband, who is becoming increasingly deranged. Benakon exploits Amenophis' condition by killing his close friend, the Priest of Ato, and besieging the palace. After Amenophis commits suicide, Nefertiti takes command, while Tumos and the army combine to save the kingdom; the queen is saved, and Benakon is killed by Merith.

Film Details

Also Known As
Nefertite, regina del Nilo
Release Date
Jan 1964
Premiere Information
New York showing: 15 Jan 1964
Production Company
Max Production
Country
Italy

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 37m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Eastmancolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

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Opened in Rome in June 1962 as Nefertite, regina del Nilo; running time: 106 min.