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Undersea Kingdom (1936)

 -  Sci-Fi | Adventure  -  30 May 1936 (USA)
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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. ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ray Corrigan ...
Crash Corrigan (as Ray 'Crash' Corrigan)
Lois Wilde ...
Diana Compton
Monte Blue ...
Unga Khan
William Farnum ...
Sharad
Boothe Howard ...
Ditmar
Raymond Hatton ...
Gasspon
C. Montague Shaw ...
Prof. Norton
Lee Van Atta ...
Billy Norton
Smiley Burnette ...
Briny Deep
Frankie Marvin ...
Salty
...
Capt. Hakur
Lane Chandler ...
Darius
Jack Mulhall ...
Lt. Andrews [Chs. 1, 12]
John Bradford ...
Joe [Ch. 1]
Malcolm McGregor ...
Zogg
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Storyline

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 »

Genres:

Sci-Fi | Adventure

Certificate:

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Release Date:

30 May 1936 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Império Submarino  »

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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

An edited, 100-minute long feature version called "Sharad of Atlantis" was made for television See more »

Goofs

Billy has light blond hair throughout the series, but in a scene where he is thrown from a chariot, he is clearly being doubled by somebody whose hair is much darker. 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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Underpants Kingdom
3 April 2004 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This serial is just howlingly fantastic. Bonkers and almost pornographic in its butch antics. I used to show this in a cinema in the 1970s and the audience would just go berserk. As the credits started they would almost scream the roof off...the title comes on over a shot of a phallic submarine entering a seaweed encrusted cave. Our hero, "Crash" DOES only wear his fish-scale pattern underpants with a cape and big silver boots....and a very groovy helmet with a big fin. There is a lot of leftover BEN HUR and NOAHS ARK props to be seen from silent epics pressed into squeaky service at Republic for their first sci fi serial spectacular and I am sure this was a big fat hit with the kids in its day as it was 50 years later. A exact remake of the 1935 Mascot Pictures serial PHANTOM EMPIRE inherited when Republic absorbed Mascot, This one even has the tin can robots and a big metal Volkswagen they hoon around in. Wait until you see the part when Crash is tied spread eagle on the bonnet and his pubic hair is showing..A real crown pleaser if ever there was!. A must for every collection.


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