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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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Different 50s film! 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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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:
Elinu, the High Priest:And that is not all. The king has shown weakness and poor judgement. He believes in the divinity of these intruders. Dealing with the divine is *our* office. If we abandon the smallest particle of it to outsiders, our position will soon come to naught.
Priest:But, are these outsiders not divine?
Elinu, the High Priest:No, they are mortal. Do they not eat when they are hungry? Do they not sleep when they are weary? When the guards attacked them, did not their faces show the fears of mortal men?
Priest:But, do they not possess the power of heaven?
[...]
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11 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Different 50s film!, 17 April 2003
Author: Movie Nuttball from U.S.A.

The film is quite fun to watch and the Mole People are a little on the wired side but nonetheless they looked good especially for the 50s!If you like the Universal Monsters movies then check this out soon!I think you'll like it!

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