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The Black Indies (1964)
"Les Indes noires" (original title)

TV Movie  -   -  Adventure | Fantasy | Sci-Fi  -  25 December 1964 (France)
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In 1870s Scotland mining engineer James Starr is asked by former colleague Simon Ford, who's living inside the abandoned Aberfoyle mine, to help solve mysterious occurrences taking place inside the mine.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alain Mottet ...
James Starr
Harry Ford
André Valmy ...
Simon Ford
Jean-Pierre Moulin ...
Jack Ryan
Geneviève Fontanel ...
Paloma Matta ...
Yvette Etiévant ...
Madge Ford
Christian Barbier ...
Jean Obé ...
First Policeman
Henri Marteau ...
Second Policeman
Jacques Florence ...
Young Miner
Robert Munk ...
The Priest (as Robert Monk)
Jacques Bouvier ...
Billy Callaway ...
Musician (as Bill Callaway)
Mag-Avril ...
Mac Failane


During the 1870s Scotland, mining engineer James Starr receives a letter from his old colleague Simon Ford who is living with his family in a cottage deep inside the abandoned Aberfoyle mine.Ford asks for Starr's help to solve mysterious and unexplained occurrences taking place deep inside the Dochart well of the Aberfoyle mine.Starr and Ford explore the mine and they discover a new vein of coal.The discovery revitalizes the local mining community, which has been out of work since the mine's closure.The new mining project leads to the development of a vast underground mining town built around an underground lake called Loch Malcom.However, the mysterious occurrences continue to take place and they threaten to destroy the new found prosperity of the underground mining town. Written by nufs68

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This film draws a parallel between the mythical richness of the West and East Indies and the newly found richness of the coal-based industrialized regions of Europe during the Industrial Revolution of the 19th century. See more »

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