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Valley of the Dragons (1961)

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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Edward Bernds

Writers:

Edward Bernds, Jules Verne (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Cesare Danova ... Hector Servadac
Sean McClory ... Michael Denning
Joan Staley ... Deena
Danielle De Metz ... Nateeta
Gregg Martell Gregg Martell ... Od-Loo
Gil Perkins ... Tarn / Doctor
I. Stanford Jolley ... Patoo
Mike Lane ... Anoka
Roger Til Roger Til ... Vidal
Mark Dempsey Mark Dempsey ... Andrews
Jerry Sunshine Jerry Sunshine ... LeClerc
Dolly Grey Dolly Grey ... Mara
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Storyline

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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Battle for survival - against brutal, bestial Neanderthals! See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

November 1961 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El valle de los dragones See more »

Filming Locations:

USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Uses stock footage from One Million B.C. (1940) and _Rodan (1956)_. See more »

Goofs

The characters experience a fairly normal Earth like day-night cycle. Approximately 12 hours of daylight and 12 of darkness. Nights and days on the moon last 14+ DAYS each. See more »

Quotes

Michael Denning: It's amazing how a Frenchman always finds a woman.
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Version of Na komete (1970) See more »

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Get Food...Get Girl...Get Gunpowder
22 September 2013 | by LeonLouisRicciSee all my reviews

Jules Verne's name is shamelessly and regularly dropped in and around this Movie, but none of that matters. What is at stake here is its ability to draw in the Kids with Giant Monsters and Scantily Clad Girls. There is a ton of that seen here, but a lot of it had been on Screen before as it unabashedly clips Scenes from other Movies.

If you can forgive its Plagiarism this is a fast moving Movie with a few of its own quite interesting Shots. There are plenty of Lizards in the Background and some of them are quite brutally disposed of as they menace and mangle everything in sight. Also in sight is an underwater Cheesecake Scene that had the Boys howling in the 1961 Theatres.

An Entertaining piece of Schlock is fondly remembered by its now Grown Up (or have they) Audience, but is just below Mid-Range for this type. Its familiarity is its weakness, but there is enough Cool Stuff to be forgiving. Its an easy Movie to make Fun of but also an easy Movie to have Fun with.


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