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The Mole People (1956)

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A party of archaeologists discovers the remnants of a mutant five-millennia-old Sumerian civilization living beneath a glacier atop a mountain in Mesopotamia.

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Virgil W. Vogel (as Virgil Vogel)

Writer:

László Görög (as Laszlo Gorog)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Agar ... Dr. Roger Bentley
Cynthia Patrick ... Adad
Hugh Beaumont ... Dr. Jud Bellamin
Alan Napier ... Elinu, the High Priest
Nestor Paiva ... Prof. Etienne Lafarge
Phil Chambers ... Dr. Paul Stuart
Rodd Redwing ... Nazar
Robin Hughes ... First Officer
Frank Baxter Frank Baxter ... Himself (in introduction) (as Dr. Frank C. Baxter)
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Storyline

On an archaeological dig in Asia, Dr. Roger Bentley finds a cuneiform tablet referring to an ancient society, the Shadow Dynasty, that was destroyed. An earthquake soon after reveals an ancient artifact and the scientists discover the ruins of an ancient temple world on a remote mountain site. It leads them to an underground world, lost in time, where people have adapted to low light. The High Priest Elinu doesn't welcome the presence of the new arrivals and wants them eliminated. Written by garykmcd

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TERRIFYING! UNBELIEVABLE! (original print ad - all caps) See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

December 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Mole People See more »

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Budget:

$200,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Shot in 17 days. See more »

Goofs

Following the avalanche on the mountainside, the archaeologists find the broken arm of a statue sticking out of the snow, which is then slowly pulled over by a black wire. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Roger Bentley: D'y'ever hear of anyone smoking dried mushrooms?
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Opening Credits rise up from a hole in the ground. See more »

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I don't care what anybody says, this film is a hoot!
2 April 2002 | by RocketerSee all my reviews

Yeah, yeah, yeah. So it's cheesy bw 50's sci fi. But it's GREAT cheesy bw 50's sci fi! The Mole People would be campy if it weren't so earnest. It takes itself so seriously it even begins with a pseudodocumentary prelude explaining the hollow Earth theory.

Part of the fun is seeing future TV faves Hugh Beaumont (Beaver's dad), and Alan Napier (Alfred the butler) teamed with legendary 50's hack actors John Agar and Nestor Paiva.

Mystery Science Theater 3000 gave Mole People the full treatment and it was one of the funniest MST3K episodes ever. For the full effect I'd suggest you view the straight version first and then try to find the MST3K episode.


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