When the ancient continent of Mu sank beneath the ocean, some of its inhabitant survived in caverns beneath the sea. Cowboy singer Gene Autry stumbles upon the civilization, now buried ... See full summary »
When the ancient continent of Mu sank beneath the ocean, some of its inhabitant survived in caverns beneath the sea. Cowboy singer Gene Autry stumbles upon the civilization, now buried beneath his own Radio Ranch. The Muranians have developed technology and weaponry such as television and ray guns. Their rich supply of radium draws unscrupulous speculators from the surface. The peaceful civilization of the Muranians is corrupted by the greed from above, and it becomes Autry's task to prevent all-out war, ideally without disrupting his regular radio show. Written by
Jim Beaver <firstname.lastname@example.org>
So awful it is excellent... so it scores a 5. Please also read the other comments for the startling blend of ingredients to be screamed at in the dizzy 1935 serial spectacular from backyard shed studio MASCOT Pictures. One could almost pass out in a frenzy of 'where do I start' alarm in trying to even begin to describe what I saw.... but here I go.... (oooh! tingles!).... A gang of kid horseback riders with buckets on their heads. A funny farm of single men who - every day at 2pm - sing songs about each other. A secret cave with a glass elevator to a picture of an underground art deco city. Hillbilly inspired robots with tin hats and noses. (noses! why would a robot need a nose?) Big zizzy ray-gun and a torpedo launcher that spits striped flying frankfurters. An evil queen (a real one) still dressed for that nightclub date that never happened. Men in tinsel miniskirts. Tubby old men. Like Uncle Wally. Big screen art deco TVs everywhere... even on a cave wall. .... etc... etc.... all 1934/5 madness. Made before UNDERSEA KINGDOM and made before FLASH GORDON this serial clearly made so much money that Repubic bought Mascot and remade the film immediately using the same sets and storyline. (bummer if you saw both in 1936... what a gyp!) ... and of course, Universal restructured and remade both with a budget and Buster Crabbe and FLASH GORDON history was made. But is it cheap littler Mascot Pictures who got there first and Hollywood me and you are never the same once you get through this entire serial.
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