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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 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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DEEP INSIDE THE EARTH...A LOST CIVILIZATION...A MILLION YEARS OLD! (original print ad - all caps) See more »


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December 1956 (USA)  »

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In den Klauen der Tiefe  »

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$200,000 (estimated)
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Shot in 17 days. See more »

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All the Sumerian people are super-sensitive to light except the three women chosen for the sacrifice. They walk into the room of the Fire of Ishtar with their eyes wide open while the rest of the population have to shield their eyes from the light when the door is opened. See more »

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Dr. Roger Bentley: Do you ever hear of anyone smoking dried mushrooms?
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Opening Credits are coming from a hole in the ground. See more »

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Edited from White Hell of Pitz Palu (1929) See more »

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a surprisingly good film
1 April 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I picked this up at a car-boot sale on VHS for a £1 purely because I remember seeing it advertised in the back of "Famous monsters of film land" in the 1960,s and wondered what it would be like, Well! it,s a lot better than I thought it was going to be.It stands up pretty good when compared to other 50,s shockers like "Tarantula" ."it came from beneath the sea" etc and has some genuine spooky moments .If you like 50,s monster / sci fi films .I recommend you give this one a chance although to my knowledge Universal have not released it on DVD,you may have to check out e bay for a copy or setttle for a VHS version.Well a lost classic in my opinion ,well worth hunting down!


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