Master of the World (1961)
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as Captain Robur
as John Strock
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Not bad version of the Verne classic. The animation is laughable to modern eyes but it's professionally done for the time period. It is also expertly cast in the three most important roles with Charles Bronson all resolute decency and two boiled hams Henry Hull and Vincent Price livening things up with over the top performances.
1961 is the right date for this movie, not 76, I don't know why it says that. Anyway, this is one of the worst movies Price was in, in my opinion. The story about the crazy giant zeppelin thing was taken from a Jules Verne novel, but it doesn't make a good movie, the special effects are bad and it's confusing and silly, it's just not good.
OK adaptation of Jules Verne's book. Pretty much 20,000 leagues under the sea placed in the sky instead. Interesting in that Charles Bronson (who co-starred w/ Price in House of Wax in a small role) has now become the hero. He's almost a James West stand-in.
Master of the World Quotes
|Strock:||This is the world we're living in, not a drawing room, so don't speak to me about words of honor. We happen to be prisoners on the ship of a man who would willingly destroy the world in order to save it, Mr. Evans. The World! Reality! Now open your eyes and look at it hard. What should I have done? Proclaimed in ringing, gentlemanly tones that I would resist him to my last breath?|
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