I enjoyed "Queen of the Nile" very much. After some of the more block-busting Egyptian Epic, such as the Liz Taylor Cleopatra, with all of the gaudy costuming and high budget sets, it was fun to see what imaginative people could do with a smaller budget. The sets and everything were well done and its a darn good story. The print is a tad faded and frayed around the edges, but it lends an aura of antiquity to the movie. Most enjoyable.
I enjoyed watching this movie mainly because I am an ancient Egyptian fanatic. But I really cannot recommend it for the watchers who would like a coherent story, good acting and fine cinematography. If you think the principal players of "The Egyptian" will again grace the screen with their talents and produce a film equally as good, sorry, that is just not the case. Hampered by poor dialogue, and a trite and plodding story, even fine actors can't save the production. Poor Jeanne Crain looks as if her headdress is about to fall off, so stiffly does she move in some of the costume scenes. The print is grainy, the color washed out. I am sure the film is not thought to deserve "remastering." Nefertiti deserves better.
This movie stars Jean Craine, Vincent Price and Edmund Purdom. It's a "spaghetti" B movie but really doesn't have the feel of B movie. It has more of the feel of a Cecil B. DeMille movie, .. without DeMille. The setting for the movie is around the time of the failed monotheism experiment in Egypt with Jean Craine "eventually" playing "Nefertiti". It appears to have been a fairly lavish production by Italian standards but, somehow, simply lacked cohesion. Watch it and see if you get a different impression.