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The Mole People (1956)

Approved | | Adventure, Fantasy, Horror | December 1956 (USA)
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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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(as Laszlo Gorog)
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Complete credited cast:
... Dr. Roger Bentley
... Adad
... Dr. Jud Bellamin
... Elinu, the High Priest
... Prof. Etienne Lafarge
... Dr. Paul Stuart
... Nazar
... First Officer
Frank Baxter ... Himself (in introduction) (as Dr. Frank C. Baxter)
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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 monsters from a lost age! See more »


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$200,000 (estimated)
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This movie was the inspiration for The Dickies' song Attack of the Molemen. See more »

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At the end of the film when the two scientists and Adel return to the surface world. where did they get the winter outfit for Adel when there was no other woman in the original party to begin? See more »

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Dr. Roger Bentley: In archaeology all things are possible.
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Crazy Credits

Opening Credits rise up from a hole in the ground. See more »

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Edited from White Hell of Pitz Palu (1929) See more »

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