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Atlantis, the Lost Continent (1961)

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A Greek Fisherman brings an Atlantean Princess back to her homeland which is the mythical city of Atlantis. He is enslaved for his trouble. The King is being manipulated by an evil sorcerer... See full summary »


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Complete credited cast:
Sal Ponti ...
Demetrios (as Anthony Hall)
Joyce Taylor ...
Captain of the Guard (as Bill Smith)
Berry Kroeger ...
Edgar Stehli ...
Wolfe Barzell ...
Jay Novello ...
Paul Frees ...
Narrator / multiple voices (voice)


A Greek Fisherman brings an Atlantean Princess back to her homeland which is the mythical city of Atlantis. He is enslaved for his trouble. The King is being manipulated by an evil sorcerer who is bent on using a natural resource of Atlantis to take over the world. The Atlanteans, or rather the slaves of Atlantis, are forced to mine a crystalline material which absorbs the suns rays. These crystals can then be used for warmth. The misuse of science has created weapons out of the crystals that can fire a heat ray to destroy whatever it touches. Written by <>

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SIGHTS NEVER BEFORE SEEN - Adventure never before experienced!


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Release Date:

3 May 1961 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Atlantide continente perduto  »

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(Westrex Recording System)



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The mechanical-style drawings of Atlantean machines in the priest's room resemble the drawings of 'Leonardo Da Vinci' (v)'s inventions of the 15th century. See more »


In the House of Fear, a domestic hog appears. Breeders did not start to develop what we know today as the domestic pig until the 18th century of the Christian Era. Before that, domestic swine were almost identical to wild hogs: sharply defined backs, lots of bristly body hair, and very big tusks in their mouths. See more »


Demetrios: The end has come.
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Crazy Credits

For once in his life, Paul Frees gets an on-screen credit for a voice-over job, the narration in the opening and closing sequences. Strangely, he is billed not in the cast list, but in the technical credits. See more »


References Forbidden Planet (1956) See more »

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"Hurry, hurry. Crystal be damned!!"
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One of the best movies of all time!!!

This movie has every element you could ever want in a film: a sense of wonder, epic scope, amazing settings, campy and tongue-in-cheek aspects, strong and caring relations between the characters, fantastic details, wonderful musical score, flawless effects, a very attractive leading man, a very sexy leading lady, and a quite flamboyant villain, played by John Dall, who has a striking chemistry with the leading man, Anthony Hall.

Ten out of ten is much, much too low to give this thrilling masterpiece.

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