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Valley of the Dragons (1961)

Approved | | Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi | November 1961 (USA)
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.

Director:

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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They go a million years back in time ... and land a million miles out in space! 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

Some US advertising materials promoted the movie as having been filmed in "Monstascope", suggesting some kind of wide-screen process, but this was entirely misleading. In fact, the film was photographed with spherical lenses and projected at 1.85:1 - wider than regular Academy aperture (1.37:1), but not quite CinemaScope. See more »

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The Moon 'cave men' have thick beards, the two Earth men don't even show 5 O'clock shadow, despite being on the Moon for days without shaving. See more »

Quotes

Michael Denning: It's amazing how a Frenchman always finds a woman.
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Edited from Rodan (1956) See more »

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At Least the Actors Spoke English
12 April 2003 | by SargebriSee all my reviews

This was one of the very first dinosaur movies I ever watched. When I was a kid I loved the a lot of the scenes, especially the ones from the volcanic eruption. Little did I know at the time that most of the footage was "borrowed" from the original "jurassic classic" One Million B.C. (1940). Also, I didn't find out until several years later that this film was based on a work by the master of science fiction, Jules Verne. This is an okay film for lovers of B movies. Too bad that they don't really show it on television anymore.


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