Thrillers, Action and Adventure


Death on the Nile - UK, 1978

Director: John Guillermin
Story: Agatha Christie (novel)
Cast: Peter Ustinov (Hercule Poirot), David Niven (Colonel Race)

An Agatha Christie murder mystery set during a cruise on the Nile. Belgian detective Hercule Poirot must unmask the murderer of Linnet Ridgeway, with almost every one on board of the cruise ship as a suspect.

Raiders of the Lost Ark - USA, 1981

Director: Steven Spielberg
Story: George Lucas - Philip Kaufman
Cast: Harrison Ford (Indiana Jones), Karen Allen (Marion Ravenwood)

Archaeologist Indiana Jones is hired by the US Government to find the lost Ark of the Covenant. Convinced that this artefact will also bring absolute power, Hitler's agents are also sent to unlock its secrets. 

Sphinx - USA, 1981

Director: Franklin J. Schaffner
Story: Robin Cook (novel) - John Byrum
Cast: Lesley-An Down (Erica Baron), Frank Langella (Ahmed Khazzan)

Egyptologist Erica Baron's first and long-awaited trip to Egypt turns into a nightmare when she witnesses the murder of an antiques dealer.  

The Spy Who Loved Me - UK, 1977

Director: Lewis Gilbert
Story: Ian Flemming (novel) - Christopher Wood
Cast: Roger Moore (James Bond), Barbara Bach (Anya Amasova)

007 teams up with a Russian spy to stop a madman from destroying the world. Set against the backdrop of Egyptian temples and pyramids.

Valley of the Kings - USA, 1954

Director: Robert Pirosh
Story: C.W. Ceram (novel) - Robert Pirosh
Cast: Robert Taylor (Mark Brandon), Eleanor Parker (Ann Mercedes)

Egyptologists Mark Brandon and the daughter of his old professor set upon proving that the biblical Joseph did indeed exist. Looking for the tomb of Ra-Hotep, who is believed to have been involved with Joseph, they find intrigue, betrayal and murder.

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