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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 ... 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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Spacemen vs Prehistoric Monsters!!! See more »


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Trivia

This film, with its monster movie title, was based on Jules Verne's 1877 novel "Hector Servadac" (aka "Career of a Comet" aka "Off on a Comet"). See more »

Goofs

During opening credits, the Earth is shown spinning backwards. See more »

Quotes

Michael Denning: It's amazing how a Frenchman always finds a woman.
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Connections

Edited from Rodan (1956) See more »

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great memories here
21 October 2009 | by asinyneSee all my reviews

I grew up in a tiny little town that had nothing going on except a run down movie theater. I recall somebody taking me to see this movie when I was a little kid. I'm guessing that Valley hit our screen around 63 or 64, a good two years after its release. Anyhow, I loved every second of it and still have vivid memories of the movie to this day. (I caught it one or two other times on TV during the seventies) It had a very dramatic opening scene: two duelist were suddenly swept away just before they were about to kill each other. Then they find themselves on a strange world filled with huge dinosaurs doing battle with each other. As if that wasn't enough they soon are under attack by savage primates. I'm guessing it sorta goes downhill after that but this film was a major event in my very ordinary little life back in the early sixties. I will always be grateful for that no matter how this holds up in comparison to today's stuff. It was pure cinema magic back then.


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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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