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The Mole People (1956)

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

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(as Virgil Vogel)

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(as Laszlo Gorog)
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On an archaeological dig in Asia, Dr. Roger Bentley find 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 and 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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From a Lost Age... HORROR Crawls from the Depths of the Earth! See more »


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In den Klauen der Tiefe  »

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Budget:

$200,000 (estimated)
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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The humps for the mole people were done by stuffing the backs of the actors who played them with newspapers. See more »

Goofs

Ishtar is a Babylonian goddess not a Sumerian one. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Roger Bentley: Judd, come here. Take a look at this.
Dr. Jud Bellamin: Claw marks! Maybe a hand - -four cuts.
Dr. Roger Bentley: Some hand. Whoever it was needs a manicure.
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Crazy Credits

Opening Credits are coming from a hole in the ground. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Deadly Spawn (1983) See more »

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A haunting childhood memory
5 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw The Mole People when it first came out. I was just a tyke and I loved 'scary' movies. (Still do. Problem is, movies aren't scary any more.) MP haunted me as a kid and I have always loved those rare times when it was shown on late-night TV. It is very camp but it is still one of my favorites. Now I rather enjoy finding all the scientific and historical inaccuracies in those old movies about giant insects, shrews the size of dogs, and an underground civilization that lives on mushrooms and speaks English. THE BIGGEST ERROR in MP is the statement by Hugh Beaumont that Noah's flood is a proved historical fact. Of course, all the evidence proves exactly the opposite.


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