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Atlantis, the Lost Continent (1961)

Approved  |   |  Adventure, Sci-Fi  |  3 May 1961 (USA)
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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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Demetrios (as Anthony Hall)
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Captain of the Guard (as Bill Smith)
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Berry Kroeger ...
Edgar Stehli ...
Wolfe Barzell ...
Jay Novello ...
Paul Frees ...
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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 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 <harold.lind@airtouch.com>

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SIGHTS NEVER BEFORE SEEN - Adventure never before experienced!

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Adventure | Sci-Fi

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3 May 1961 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Atlantide continente perduto  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Metrocolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Although the prior year's The Time Machine (1960) was a big hit for George Pal, MGM gave him a tiny budget for this picture, hence the many shortcuts and footage used from other films. Russell Garcia, who scored the film, recycled themes from "The Time Machine"--even going so far as reusing entire cues from the earlier film. Additionally, William Tuttle, the makeup artist, had a considerable amount of blue body paint leftover from "Time Machine" as well: it may be noted that Neptune (who appears to Demetrios in a hallucination) is the same shade of blue as the Morlocks. See more »

Goofs

Obvious stunt double for Demetrios during the Ordeal of Fire and Water and the rope-hanging scene. See more »

Quotes

Demetrios: Remove the wedge.
Black slave: Hurry, hurry!
Demetrios: Set the bit deeper.
Black slave: Hurry, hurry!
Black slave: Volcano awake!
Slaves: Hurry, hurry!
Black slave: Destroy the crystal!
Slaves: Hurry, hurry!
Black slave: Before the full moon!
Slaves: Hurry, hurry!
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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 »

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References Forbidden Planet (1956) See more »

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"Hurry, hurry. Crystal be damned!!"
27 February 2002 | by See all my reviews



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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