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The Lost City (1935)

Approved | | Sci-Fi | 6 March 1935 (USA)
An evil scientist plots to take over the world from his base in Africa, where he has invented a machine that can cause earthquakes.

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William 'Stage' Boyd ...
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Butterfield (as Geo. F. Hayes)
Billy Bletcher ...
Gorzo (as Wm. Bletcher)
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Milburn Morante ...
Chet Andrews [Chs. 1, 4, 5, 8-10]
Margot D'Use ...
Rama, Queen of the Wangas [Chs.8-11] (as Margot Duse)
Jerry Frank ...
Ralph Lewis ...
Prof. Reynolds [Chs.1-4]
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Sheikh Ben Ali [Chs. 5-7]
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After a series of electrical storms disrupts the world, electrical engineer Bruce Gordon develops a machine to trace the cause of the disasters. He discovers that the source is in central Africa and, backed by the nations of the world, sets out on an expedition. Bruce learns that the disturbances emanate from an area called the Magnetic Mountain. But unknown to our hero and his pal Jerry, the Magnetic Mountain also contains a super-advanced secret city ruled by the tyrannical scientific wizard named Zolok, who has unleashed the electrical fury threatening civilization as part of his plan to conquer the world. Zolok has under his control a brilliant inventor, Manyus, Manyus' beautiful daughter Natcha and an army of giant African slaves, who follow the dictates of a strongman, Appolyn, and Gorza, a dwarf. Also in the mix are schemers Reynolds and Colton, who plan to capture Manyus and thereby gain control of Zolok's army, and a double-crossing fellow explorer named Butterfield. Can ... Written by Fiona Kelleghan <fkelleghan@aol.com>

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CHAPTER TITLES: 1. Living Dead-Men; 2. The Tunnel of Flame; 3. Dagger Rock; 4. Doomed!; 5. Tiger Prey; 6. Human Beasts; 7. Spider Men; 8. Human Targets; 9. Jungle Vengeance; 10.The Lion Pit; 11.The Death Ray; 12.The Mad Scientist. See more »

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Wild, Wild, Wild
29 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

All the other comments are really right on the mark about THE LOST CITY. For some of us it is a guilty pleasure, mainly because it is so outlandish. Trying to rate it is difficult, because on the one hand the acting is so atrocious and the racial attitudes are beyond belief, and the other hand, it is never boring, and has imaginative sets and Kenneth Strickfadden's electrical devices. Recently Jerry Frank's, nephew wrote about this film. Frank and Sam Baker, who played the 7 foot zombie Hugo became best of friends. It was heartwarming to read how in those days, the two actors, one Black and the other Jewish bonded. Baker referred to the film as "That old dog" but neither would disavow the film.


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