The romance in this movie was given an added dimension by the realism of the stars' affection for each other. Taylor and Parker were allegedly lovers off screen as well as on and publicity about the duo helped improve the picture's box-office share, perhaps beyond what it deserved. The
unoriginal story was somewhat enhanced by the superb photography of Egyptian scenery. It's 1900 in Egypt and Taylor is an archeologist on a dig to uncover the hidden treasures and secrets of the Pharoah Ra-Hotep, an 18th-Dynasty ruler of Egypt. One of the aides is Thompson and he is married to
Parker but it's not long before Parker and Taylor are making eyes at each other. A subplot ...