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Valley of the Dragons (1961)

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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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Hector Servadac
Sean McClory ...
Michael Denning
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Deena
Danielle De Metz ...
Nateeta
Gregg Martell ...
Od-Loo
Gil Perkins ...
Tarn / Doctor
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Mike Lane ...
Anoka
Roger Til ...
Vidal
Mark Dempsey ...
Andrews
Jerry Sunshine ...
LeClerc
Dolly Grey ...
Mara
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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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El valle de los dragones  »

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Some US advertising materials promoted the movie as having been filmed in "Monstascope", suggesting some kind of wide-screen process, but this was entirely misleading. In fact, the film was photographed with spherical lenses and projected at 1.85:1 - wider than regular Academy aperture (1.37:1), but not quite CinemaScope. See more »

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Some of the archive monster footage edited from an unidentified film, was shot in an anamorphic wide screen process, and is here seen squeezed to fit the narrower 1.85:1 non-anamorphic ratio. See more »

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Michael Denning: It's amazing how a Frenchman always finds a woman.
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Mayor Carmine's time travels
19 August 2014 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

I understand that Edward Bernds's "Valley of the Dragons" only keeps one character from Jules Verne's "Off on a Comet". Nevertheless, it's a very entertaining movie. The star is Cesare Danova, best known as the crooked mayor in "Animal House" ("If you mention extortion again, I'll have your legs broken."). In this movie, he plays a duelist who gets blasted - along with the other duelist - onto a world populated by cave people and dinosaurs.

The movie had a number of obvious historical inaccuracies, such as humans and dinosaurs existing contemporaneously*, but who cares about accuracy in these movies? The point is to have fun, and it's impossible not to have fun with this movie, especially with the ultra-hot Deena. Of course, I did make a number of "Animal House" references whenever Danova was on screen. Fun movie.

*I understand that Earth's oxygen levels were much higher when the dinosaurs existed. Such levels would overload a human. Conversely, the dinosaurs would suffocate in our oxygen levels.


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