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City in the Sea (1965)

The City Under the Sea (original title)
Unrated | | Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi | 26 May 1965 (USA)
In 1903, in Cornwall, a group of locals discover an underwater city, dating back to 1803, that hides a society of smugglers and aquatic creatures.

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Set on the Cornish coast in 1903, the film features a group of people discovering an underwater society of smugglers who never age living in a lost underwater city along with their gill-man slaves. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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A fantastic journey to a lost empire one thousand fathoms beneath the sea! See more »


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One of around a dozen of filmed Edgar Allan Poe adaptations starring actor Vincent Price that were made and first released during the 1960s era. See more »

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After a tremor, the Captain looks outside the window at the Gill Men and says "Look at them. They're frightened". While the two Gill Men are swimming around, you can see a modern scuba diver with shorts and flippers swimming above them. See more »

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The Captain: Atlantis? Perhaps; a name is as good as another.
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At cast credits' end: "And not to forget, Herbert!" [Harold's rooster] See more »

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Referenced in The Killer Eye (1999) See more »

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Underwater Escape
Written and Conducted by Stanley Black
Performed by Stanley Black And His Orchestra
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Another excellent performance from Vincent Price
11 August 2004 | by (Derby, England) – See all my reviews

City Under the Sea is one of several movies based on an Edgar Allan Poe poem and starring Vincent Price.

A lost undersea city is discovered off the Cornish coast after a local woman goes missing. She was kidnapped by one of the smugglers who have made it their home. None of the people there seem to age, this is due to the air. Gill men are used as slaves. After several adventures, a volcano erupts and the two men who went to look for the woman rescue her and they all make it back safe, after fighting the gill men off. The woman reminded the leader of the city, Sir Hugh of his late wife. When Sir Hugh escapes from the city at the end, he ages suddenly due to the change of atmosphere.

Sir Hugh is played brilliantly by Vincent Price and the movie also stars Susan Hart, Tab Hunter, David Tomlinson and John Le Mesurier (Dad's Army). Also in the cast is Tomlinson's pet hen, Herbert.

I have seen this movie several times and found it enjoyable. A treat.

Rating: 4 stars out of 5.


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