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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]
William Millman ...
Dr. Colton [Chs.1-5] (as Wm. Millman)
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Sheikh Ben Ali [Chs. 5-7]
Sam Baker ...
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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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Some of the electric gizmos created by Ken Strickfaden had been used at Universal for Frankenstein (1931) and The Bride of Frankenstein (1935). See more »

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Edited into City of Lost Men (1966) See more »

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Flash Gordon meets Tarzan, sort of.
19 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

An obvious attempt to capitalize on things that were already popular, this is actually mildly amusing. Acting? Except for Gabby Hayes, who was a natural hoot anyway, and Gino Corrado there's not much in the way of really good talent here. I say that, but its understandable too that the standard was often over the top at that time, which thing often enough covered real talent with unnecessary over acting. And that, I think, is a problem with the director and not the cast. Anyway. Plot? Not much of one really. It comes across like it was made up as they went along. Whatever it takes to keep folks coming back on a weekly basis. Character development? Well, the players jump around kind of like the plot, and probably for the same reason. Special effects? Lets just say they weren't shocking, but Tesla would've been proud. Last analysis? Rainy day, comfort food, don't want to think about what you're doing? Watch this. Its fun enough.


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