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The Deadly Invention (1958)
"Vynález zkázy" (original title)

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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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Complete credited cast:
Lubor Tokos ...
Simon Hart
Arnost Navrátil ...
Profesor Roch
Miroslav Holub ...
Artigas (as Miloslav Holub)
Frantisek Slégr ...
Kapitán pirátu
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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Extraordinary film!!
20 December 1999 | by (Burlington, Ontario) – See all my reviews

An interesting movie based on three of Jules Verne's novels. Considering the special effects and computer enhanced animation of today, this movie stands as an historic marker of cinematic resourcefulness and imagination. Karel Zeman has brought to life the lithographic images of the original Jules Verne texts. this is a must see for classic science fiction and history buffs.

I give this movie 9 out of 10. Enjoy!!


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