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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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Director:
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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User Reviews:
Maybe we were more innocent back then. See more (56 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
David Tamkin .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Jack Kevan .... mask maker: mole people masks (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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77 min
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1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
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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: The civilization discovered by the archaeologists is supposed to be Sumerian, yet the writing on the walls of the king's and high priest's chambers are in Egyptian hieroglyphics.See more »
Quotes:
Dr. Roger Bentley:In archaeology all things are possible.See more »
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13 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Maybe we were more innocent back then., 15 July 2001
Author: pad-9 from Stoke-on-Trent, England

I remember seeing 'The Mole People' when it first came out and I haven't seen it since - it's never been shown on TV and has never had a video release over here in England. So my memories of it are those of an 8 year old. It's the only film I've ever seen that gave me nightmares - real, waking up screaming that the molemen are going to get me, nightmares. 'The Exorcist', 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre' and all the rest had no effect on me whatsoever, but 'The Mole People' remains for me the scariest film ever made.

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