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The Mole People (1956)

Approved | | Adventure, Fantasy, Horror | December 1956 (USA)
A party of archaeologists discovers the remnants of a mutant five-millennia-old Sumerian civilization living beneath a glacier atop a mountain in Mesopotamia.

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On an archaeological dig in Asia, Dr. Roger Bentley finds a cuneiform tablet referring to an ancient society, the Shadow Dynasty, that was destroyed. An earthquake soon after reveals an ancient artifact and the scientists discover the ruins of an ancient temple world on a remote mountain site. It leads them to an underground world, lost in time, where people have adapted to low light. The High Priest Elinu doesn't welcome the presence of the new arrivals and wants them eliminated. Written by garykmcd

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Footage of the mole people was later used in The Wild World Of Batwoman as monsters created by a supervillain. See more »

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Three sacrificial women enter the death chamber. The four guards carrying two stretchers bring out the bodies. What happened to the third body? It's on the second stretcher alongside the second woman. See more »

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Dr. Roger Bentley: It's the light! Their eyes can't tolerate the light!
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Opening Credits rise up from a hole in the ground. See more »

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Referenced in Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: The Brain (2009) See more »

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Not as bad as people say!
18 October 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Of all the silly 50's sci-fi flicks why was this one singled out as one of the worst? What about that silly Peter Graves movie that had killer shrews but was actually collies with wigs? This one is silly but I still enjoy a low budget movie like this. It has one of my favorite "B" movie stars like John Agar and I thought Cynthia Patrick was pretty and charming. And the beavers dad Hugh Beaumont gives his usual stiff performance. It also has a non-hollywood ending, so it surprised me in that regard. And why do the mole people wear sweat shirts? Anyhow, I admit its slow moving and very silly. But I can enjoy it on that level!


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