In 1954, Eleanor Parker made two outstanding adventure-romance films: The Naked Jungle with Charlton Heston and Valley of the Kings with Robert Taylor. Valley of the Kings re-teamed Eleanor Parker and Eleanor Parker following the 1952 film Above and Beyond (they would be paired onscreen again in 1955's Many Rivers to Cross) and the two have great chemistry here.
In Valley of the Kings, Eleanor Parker plays the daughter of a famous archaeologist who is following-up on her dead father's dreams of proving ties between Egyptology and biblical lore. She contacts Robert Taylor, a hardworking archaeologist (who she later finds was a protege of her father's), to begin searching for the tomb of Rahotep. All the while they are accompanied by Eleanor Parker's somewhat sinister husband (played by Carlos Thompson) as the action unfolds in the heart of Egypt.
|Eleanor Parker and Carlos Thompson|