|Jack Hawkins||Pharaoh Khufu|
|Joan Collins||Princess Nellifer|
|James Robertson Justice||Vashtar|
Obsessed with his fate in the afterlife, the egotistical Pharaoh Khufu recruits oppressed architect Vashtar and forces him to design the most lavish and well-secured pyramid ever built. Vashtar struggles to meet Khufu's lofty expectations, knowing that, if he does so, the ruler will release his enslaved brethren from bondage. As construction begins, Khufu's new wife, Princess Nellifer, plots to secure her own piece of the tyrant's riches.