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The Fabulous World of Jules Verne (1958)
"Vynález zkázy" (original title)

Unrated  |   |  Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi  |  August 1958 (Czechoslovakia)
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An evil millionaire named Artigas plans to use a super-explosive device to conquer the world from his headquarters inside an enormous volcano.

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Lubor Tokos ...
Simon Hart
Arnost Navrátil ...
Profesor Roch
Miroslav Holub ...
Artigas (as Miloslav Holub)
Frantisek Slégr ...
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Václav Kyzlink ...
Ing. Serke
Jana Zatloukalová ...
Jana
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An evil millionaire named Artigas plans to use a super-explosive device to conquer the world from his headquarters inside an enormous volcano.

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The steam locomotive featured early in the film was an actual American design from the 1850s, and the steam automobile was also an actual French design called "Mancelle" from the 1870s. See more »

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This movie is obviously set in the late 19th century - the 1890s. The steamship Savannah in the opening of the film crossed the Atlantic in 1819 - a good 70 years before the story takes place. See more »

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Hats Off, Gentlemen. A Genius!
31 December 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is even better than Jules Verne (albeit some minor Verne works) with not only the stories and some of the dialogue but period engravings surrounding live actors, animation magic to boot and uncountable other technical tours de force. It is rather cool, perhaps, with the characters rather distant from the viewers but they take second place to the virtuoso special effects. And what effects they are! The drawings are so real they pop off the screen and the music is absolutely wonderful - full Twentieth Century in this case. This is rather like the most elaborate of magic shows: we are willing to sit back and be amused - and amazed. Bravo Karel Zeman and bravo to the whole team! Curtis Stotlar


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