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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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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
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) | USA:Approved (PCA #18077)

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Trivia:
This movie was the inspiration for The Dickies' song Attack of the Molemen.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: Lafarge says "Dr. Bentley, do you remember the Gilgamesh tablets that George Smith found?" George Smith did not find the Gilgamesh tablets, he was the British Museum assistant that first translated the tablets in 1872. The tablets were discovered in 1839 by A.H. Layard. Later, Dr. Stuart questions the existence of a "Sumerian version of Noah's Ark?". Dr.Bentley responds "Exactly. The flood has been proven to be a historical fact, why not a Sumerian version?". The Sumerian version (the story of Utnapishtim and the flood) is found in the Epic of Gilgamesh which they spoke of earlier. Therefore, it should be no surprise to Dr.Stuart. These do not appear to be very learned archaeologists.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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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
A haunting childhood memory, 5 May 2006
Author: amartin-31 from United States

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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