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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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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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The destruction of the underwater city utilized stock footage from Atragon (1963). See more »

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After a tremor, the Captain looks outside the window at the Gill Men and says "Look at them. They're frightened". While the two Gill Men are swimming around, you can see a modern scuba diver with shorts and flippers swimming above them. See more »

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The Captain: Atlantis? Perhaps; a name is as good as another.
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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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Memorable B Movie
19 February 2008 | by See all my reviews

From what I know about screen writing the more credited writers a film has the worse the narrative is supposed to be . I genuinely think this is nonsense and perhaps CITY UNDER THE SEA is proof of this . It's a movie that has three people involved in he screenplay but is far more entertaining and involving than a great number of films I've seen that have only one screenwriter

First of all let's get the bad points out of the way . You don't need a University degree to know that there's no volcanoes off the coast of Cornwall which seems to be included to set up the ending and the back story of the gillmen are conspicuous by its absence . Also if you're a fan of Poe and you watched this movie expecting it to be an accurate adaptation of one of his works then you'll almost certainly feel cheated . The casting of two American characters in two lead roles to appeal to an American market does seem forced , especially when you've already got a well known American actor as the film's villain . Hammer films didn't bow to this type of casting so I've no idea why it's done here

In fact CITY UNDER THE SEA plays very much like one of the better Hammer productions concentrating on atmosphere rather than gore . When the film concentrates on this aspect it is genuinely frightening as early in the film when one of the gillmen prowls around the house . I must have been about seven years old when I saw this scene and remember being terrified by it . I saw this scene again earlier today and was not disappointed which is a great compliment coming from me . It's a film that is not Oscar worthy but is great entertainment nonetheless


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