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At the Earth's Core (1976)

A Victorian era scientist and his assistant take a test run in their Iron Mole drilling machine and end up in a strange underground labyrinth ruled by a species of giant telepathic bird and full of prehistoric monsters and cavemen.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... David Innes
... Dr. Abner Perry
... Dia
Cy Grant ... Ra
Godfrey James ... Ghak
Sean Lynch ... Hoojah
... Dowsett
Helen Gill ... Maisie
Anthony Verner ... Gadsby
... Photographer
Michael Crane ... Jubal
Bobby Parr ... Sagoth Chief
Andee Cromarty ... Girl Slave
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A Victorian scientist and his young American backer set off in their new earth-boring machine with a short test on a Welsh mountain. Unfortunately the thing is rather more powerful than expected and they end up in an enormous cavern at the centre of the earth. Here they find a race of humans enslaved to evil oversized prehistoric birds with extra-sensory abilities. The travellers decide they can be some help, the more so as at least one of the slaves is very eye-catching. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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4,000 miles to the center of the Earth to a world within a world See more »


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July 1976 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Edgar Rice Burroughs' At the Earth's Core  »

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$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Actor/stuntman Bobby Parr lost a finger during a fight sequence with Doug McClure that went wrong. See more »

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The Pellucidarians live in a Jurassic type environment and are not far above Neanderthals on the evolution scale, yet they have perfect cylindrical shaped arrows and steel hatchets. See more »

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Dr. Abner Perry: Slowly does it, Mr. Evans!
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A claustrophobic world
7 June 2008 | by See all my reviews

Funny, I'd read most of Edgar Rice Burroughs' fantasy adventure novels by the time I saw this movie, and knew that this wasn't Pellucidar: where were the vast, open spaces of the hollow earth, the blazing sun, the endless forests and lakes and mountains? Where were the friggin' tarags and thipdars?? And yet, this cheesy movie has managed to stick with me over the years. I love the cramped, fake-looking sets, the dazed actors playing slaves, the hyperactive Sagoths acting like Japanese prison camp guards in some WWII flick. And best of all are the dinosaurs, looking more like something from a medieval bestiary than actual prehistoric animals. They seem to combine aspects of human, rhino, frog, titanothere, you name it. All this, and cave princess Caroline Munro running around screaming, shooting smoky glances at Doug McClure from her sexy, kohl-rimmed eyes. It was TOO MUCH.

I can't help it. At the Earth's Core is one of my all-time great guilty pleasures. I only wish I could see it properly in a movie theater with an audience some day before I die.


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