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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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Sal Ponti ...
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)  »

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Atlantide continente perduto  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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This was the only starring role in a feature film for Sal Ponti, and was the first time he was billed as "Anthony Hall." See more »

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

Quotes

Azor the High Priest: Empty! Just as all the others. The bees have deserted us.
Demetrios: Strange.
Azor the High Priest: Each morning of my life I have awakened to the singing of birds. Now only silence greets the day. Perhaps it is instinct, call it what you will, but they *sense* something, something evil. A strange breeze now rises with every outgoing tide, blowing dead leaves out toward the open sea. The humblest insects seem to know it carries them, not to destruction, but to survival. Even the seeds forsake their mother soil. All nature ...
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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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Atlantis the Lost Continent
2 January 2006 | by (michigan) – See all my reviews

I remember seeing this film as a 14 year old in 1961 at a Saturday afternoon matinée...my brother and I were supposed to go to a Detroit Tiger baseball game but it was rained out...what to do? We went to see this movie and I have always remembered it and loved it. Back in the late 50s, early 60s Hollywood was putting out a lot of science fiction fantasy films, like "Seventh Voyage of Sinbad", "Jack the Giant Killer", "Mysterious Island" and all of the sword and sandal Hercules movies with Steve Reeves and other musclemen. What could you not like about this film as a kid? A beautiful princess, a submarine in the shape of a fish, giant monsters fighting our hero in a fire/water pit, animal men with bull heads and horns, a giant sea monster Neptune showing our hero and his princess through the pillars of Hercules on their way to Atlantis and plenty of evil sorcerers and villains. A good love story to boot with our hero Demetrious winning the love of his lady Antillia and getting out of Atlantis just before the submerging and destruction of the mythical land. Edward Platt who was on the TV show "Get Smart" as the chief in a role as a minister/prophet who foretells the doom of the fabled continent. I fell in love with Joyce Taylor, the princess Antillia way back then....only problem is that our hero, played by Anthony Hall looked like he could have used some time in the gym training with Steve Reeves. On the very thin side for a hero to fight giants and evil rulers. Great science fiction stuff for the 60s.


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