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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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Down Under...Everything! 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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Runtime:
77 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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:
Continuity: The positions of Dr. Bellamin's arms change when they are looking at the map.See more »
Quotes:
Dr. Roger Bentley:This one died from a blow from a heavy blunt instrument.
Dr. Jud Bellamin:Well, that's a sign of a higher civilization.
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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Down Under...Everything!, 20 July 2006
Author: jvp333 from United States

Now this movie gave me nightmares when I was about eight years old. But when I saw it again in my thirties, it still kinda creep-ed me out, but it also gave me a laugh attack. Though no doubt innovative for it's time, it has lost some...OK a lot...of that now. Still, I recommend this movie because it does evoke an atmosphere of delicious creepiness, laced with just the right amount of claustrophobia (it takes place down under...everything), and afraid-of-the-dark-jitters. Strictly low budget fare, but interesting ideas, cool camera work, along with effective lighting make it work. I don't remember the music, but I am sure it is pretty standard for such a flick of the mid 50's. When the Mole Men come up out of the...well I don't want to spoil it for you, but it really scared me as a child for weeks on end. Nearly drove my parents crazy with that one. It has a pretty decent ending unlike most B-flicks of that era. Check it out if you can find it, and have plenty of snacks on hand. You may want to throw some popcorn at the screen to try and distract Wally and The Beav's dad, Hugh Beaumont, so the Mole Men will thankfully get him, and relieve you from his, now this is where I clear my throat, acting.

James Van Pelt from Tulsa, Oklahoma

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