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The Mole People -- A party of archaeologists discovers the remnants of a mutant 5000 year old Sumerian civilization living beneath a glacier atop a mountain in Mesopatamia.

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Writer:
László Görög (written by)
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Release Date:
December 1956 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
...a savage civilization a million years old, raging with blood-lusting fury! See more »
Plot:
A party of archaeologists discovers the remnants of a mutant five millennia-old Sumerian civilization living beneath a glacier atop a mountain in Mesopatamia. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Great 1950s semi classic sci-fi monster movie. See more (62 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

John Agar ... Dr. Roger Bentley
Cynthia Patrick ... Adad

Hugh Beaumont ... Dr. Jud Bellamin

Alan Napier ... Elinu, the High Priest

Nestor Paiva ... Prof. Etienne Lafarge

Phil Chambers ... Dr. Paul Stuart

Rodd Redwing ... Nazar

Robin Hughes ... First Officer
Frank Baxter ... Himself (in introduction) (as Dr. Frank C. Baxter)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joe Abdullah ... Arab Foreman (uncredited)
Yvonne De Lavallade ... Dancer (uncredited)
John Dodsworth ... Priest (uncredited)
Arthur D. Gilmour ... Sharu (uncredited)
Marc Hamilton ... Priest (uncredited)
Bob Herron ... Mole Person (uncredited)
Robert F. Hoy ... Mole Person (uncredited)

Kay E. Kuter ... Priest (uncredited)
James Logan ... Officer (uncredited)
Billy Miller ... Arab Boy (uncredited)
Eddie Parker ... Mole Person (uncredited)
Joe Rubino ... Mole Person (uncredited)
Patrick Whyte ... Guard (uncredited)

Directed by
Virgil W. Vogel  (as Virgil Vogel)
 
Writing credits
László Görög (written by) (as Laszlo Gorog)

Produced by
William Alland .... producer
 
Original Music by
Heinz Roemheld (uncredited)
Hans J. Salter (uncredited)
Herman Stein (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Ellis W. Carter (director of photography) (as Ellis Carter)
 
Film Editing by
Irving Birnbaum 
 
Art Direction by
Alexander Golitzen 
Robert Emmet Smith  (as Robert E. Smith)
 
Set Decoration by
Russell A. Gausman 
Carl J. Lawrence 
 
Costume Design by
Jay A. Morley Jr. (gowns)
 
Makeup Department
Joan St. Oegger .... hair stylist
Bud Westmore .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ronald R. Rondell .... assistant director (as Ronnie Rondell)
Bruce Satterlee .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Leslie I. Carey .... sound
Tommy Thompson .... sound (as Thomas N. Thompson)
 
Stunts
Regis Parton .... stunts (uncredited)
George Robotham .... stunts (uncredited)
Fred Stromsoe .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Clifford Stine .... special photography
 
Music Department
Joseph Gershenson .... music supervisor
Ethmer Roten .... musician (uncredited)
David Tamkin .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Reynold Brown .... movie poster art (uncredited)
Jack Kevan .... mask maker: mole people masks (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
77 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Finland:K-12 | Germany:6 | Italy:T (DVD) | UK:PG (2010 re-rating) (cut) | UK:A (original rating) | USA:Approved (PCA #18077)

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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:
Revealing mistakes: Following the avalanche on the mountainside, the archaeologists find the broken arm of a statue sticking out of the snow, which is then slowly pulled over by a black wire.See more »
Quotes:
Dr. Roger Bentley:The thing that impresses me most is the complete and utter silence. You can almost hear it.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in The Universal Story (1995) (TV)See more »

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34 out of 38 people found the following review useful.
Great 1950s semi classic sci-fi monster movie., 9 June 2005
Author: Chuck Straub from Mansfield, CT USA

I've seen this movie several times over the years. It's a real semi classic, great example of 50s sci-fi monster movies. You do get a good look at the actual mole monsters and see quite a bit of them. As good as the mole monsters are, they are only a small part of this film. It's also an adventure movie about exploring for a lost civilization. Most of the plot involves this civilization which also happens to include the Mole People. This is good stuff. The stuff that used to scare and entertain in the 50s. The thing is, if you've seen a decent amount of horror/sci-fi films from the 50s and early 60s and haven't found much that you liked, "The Mole People" is not for you. If you're a fan of 50s B movies, you'll love this one. It's a real must see.

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