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In 1881, in Algeria, Michael Denning and Hector Servadac are fighting a duel when a comet brushing Earth takes the two men to the Moon where they discover a prehistoric civilization.



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Complete credited cast:
Hector Servadac
Sean McClory ...
Michael Denning
Danielle De Metz ...
Gregg Martell ...
Gil Perkins ...
Tarn / Doctor
Mike Lane ...
Roger Til ...
Mark Dempsey ...
Jerry Sunshine ...
Dolly Grey ...


Algeria 1881. Two men, Michael Denning and Hector Servadac are having a duel with one another when a comet goes past the earth at low altitude. The strong wind this creates transports the two men to the moon. They find themselves in a jungle inhabited by reptiles and prehistoric humans. They have a difficult time before they manage to adapt to the dangers, but eventually they each find a girl to spend time with, awaiting the next return of the comet to take them back to Earth. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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They go a million years back in time ... and land a million miles out in space! See more »





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November 1961 (USA)  »

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El valle de los dragones  »

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Uses stock footage from One Million B.C. (1940) and _Rodan (1956)_. See more »


During opening credits, the Earth is shown spinning backwards. See more »


Michael Denning: It's amazing how a Frenchman always finds a woman.
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21 October 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I grew up in a tiny little town that had nothing going on except a run down movie theater. I recall somebody taking me to see this movie when I was a little kid. I'm guessing that Valley hit our screen around 63 or 64, a good two years after its release. Anyhow, I loved every second of it and still have vivid memories of the movie to this day. (I caught it one or two other times on TV during the seventies) It had a very dramatic opening scene: two duelist were suddenly swept away just before they were about to kill each other. Then they find themselves on a strange world filled with huge dinosaurs doing battle with each other. As if that wasn't enough they soon are under attack by savage primates. I'm guessing it sorta goes downhill after that but this film was a major event in my very ordinary little life back in the early sixties. I will always be grateful for that no matter how this holds up in comparison to today's stuff. It was pure cinema magic back then.

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