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Undersea Kingdom (1936)

Approved | | Sci-Fi, Adventure | 30 May 1936 (USA)
Crash Corrigan, a recent graduate of Annapolis, and Diana, a go-getting reporter, join Professor Norton for a search for the source of a string of earthquakes, Atlantis. They ride Prof. ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Crash Corrigan (as Ray 'Crash' Corrigan)
Lois Wilde ...
Diana Compton
Monte Blue ...
Unga Khan
...
Sharad
Boothe Howard ...
Ditmar
Raymond Hatton ...
Gasspon
C. Montague Shaw ...
Prof. Norton
Lee Van Atta ...
Billy Norton
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Briny Deep
Frankie Marvin ...
Salty
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Capt. Hakur
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Darius
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Lt. Andrews [Chs. 1, 12]
John Bradford ...
Joe [Ch. 1]
Malcolm McGregor ...
Zogg
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Crash Corrigan, a recent graduate of Annapolis, and Diana, a go-getting reporter, join Professor Norton for a search for the source of a string of earthquakes, Atlantis. They ride Prof. Norton's rocket submarine searching the sea and little Billy Norton, the professor's son stows away, of course. When they find Atlantis they are caught in a war between peaceful Atlanteans, note their white capes, and war-monging Atlanteans, note their black capes. After many harrowing moments for Crash, Diana, Prof. Norton and Billy, they barely get away with their lives when they escape a tower of Atlantis raised to the surface for the sole purpose of dominating or destroying the Earth (Which one depends on the compliance of the upper world dwellers.) Written by Carl Rossi <carl@stanley.feldberg.brandeis.edu>

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WEIRD THRILLS...Battling Mechanical Men On A Lost Continent! (original 1936 window card) See more »

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Sci-Fi | Adventure

Certificate:

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Release Date:

30 May 1936 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Império Submarino  »

Box Office

Budget:

$99,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(12 episodes)

Sound Mix:

(RCA Victor High Fidelity System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Chapter titles:
  • 1. Beneath The Ocean Floor


  • 2. Undersea Kingdom


  • 3. Arena of Death


  • 4. Revenge of The Volkites


  • 5. Prisoners of Atlantis


  • 6. Juggernaut Strikes


  • 7. Submarine Strikes


  • 8. Into The Metal Tower


  • 9. Death In The Air


  • 10. Atlantis Destroyed


  • 11. Flaming death


  • 12. Ascent To The Upperworld


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Goofs

Chapter seven: 'Crash' brings up the sub to retrieve the rocket powder which is seen coming up in the middle of the inlet, yet when 'Crash' boards her, it is tied up to the shore. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[flexing muscles during a Naval Academy physical]
Crash Corrigan: How 'bout it, Doc. Do you think I'll live?
Navy Doctor [Ch. 1]: You look kind of weak and puny, but I think you'll pull through.
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23 April 2006 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

I love this Serial , it is original Idea and the adventure is exciting.In Brazil we have many difficulties to find this type of film and expensive the $. I have interest in write with other Partners these kinds films in Brazil. I am collector of Serials Films and Film Music I am Librarian in Universidade Federal Paraiba at Biblioteca Central João Pessoa City I have interest in change informations about Serial Films and Film Music Soundtracks. My Favorite Kinds Genre Films:MUSICAL;SCIENCEFICTION;THRILLER;ADVENTURE;CLASSICAL;DOCUMENTARY and HISTORICAL . Music Composers : JOHN WILLIAMS , JAMES HONER , JERRY GOLDSMITH ,JAMES NEWTON HOWARD and HANS ZIMMER


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