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City in the Sea (1965)

The City Under the Sea (original title)
Unrated | | Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi | 26 May 1965 (USA)
In 1903, in Cornwall, a group of locals discover an underwater city, dating back to 1803, that hides a society of smugglers and aquatic creatures.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... The Captain, Sir Hugh
... Ben Harris
... Harold Tufnell-Jones
... Jill Tregillis
... Rev. Jonathan Ives
... Mumford (as Harry Oscar)
Derek Newark ... Dan
... Simon
Herbert the Rooster ... Herbert the Rooster
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Set on the Cornish coast in 1903, the film features a group of people discovering an underwater society of smugglers who never age living in a lost underwater city along with their gill-man slaves. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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A fantastic journey to a lost empire one thousand fathoms beneath the sea! See more »


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MGM Studios [United States]

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(Pathecolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This filmed adaptation of an Edgar Allan Poe source poem was green-lit with the intention on cashing in on the 1960s cycle of Poe pictures. This had been a decade which had already featured seven Poe pictures first released prior to this 1965 movie and every one of them had starred Vincent Price who also headlined this Poe picture. See more »

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In the final battle just before escaping out of the water, a Gill Men damages his costume and there you can see on his shoulder a bit of his black swimming suit. See more »

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The Captain: Atlantis? Perhaps; a name is as good as another.
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Crazy Credits

At cast credits' end: "And not to forget, Herbert!" [Harold's rooster] See more »

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Referenced in Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape (2010) See more »

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A Shrine To Beatrice
Written and Conducted by Stanley Black
Performed by Stanley Black And His Orchestra
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A decent but hardly ground-breaking effort
8 March 2000 | by See all my reviews

This film is supposedly based on a Poe work (which is quoted a couple of times) and the writer himself is mentioned(a character even finds a vintage edition of his writings), but it strays far from the source material.

It is a mildly interesting flick with a spooky manor house atop a cliff, secret passages, sea creatures and a chicken of dudious gender named Herbert.

Price does a fine job--even though it is an uninspired character. Overall, I'd say this film is worth watching if you happen to catch it on the tube, and you have an hour and a half to waste.


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