Master of the World (1961)
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Critic Reviews for Master of the World
An entertaining tale that often plays like a "B" version of Disney's Verne adaptation 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.
Audience Reviews for Master of the World
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.
There is something kind of wonderful about his dream.
A man with an appreciation for science, world peace, and the human race has developed an unorthodox flying machine that can destroy nations. Most countries approach the man in hopes of acquiring the flying machine and turning on other nations; what most people don't understand is that the man would like to use the machine to help with world peace, not start wars.
"When do you plan to release us?"
"When I'm ready."
William Witney, director of The Outcast, Shadows of Tombstone, Trail of Robin Hood, The Gay Ranchero, The Lone Ranger (1938), Dick Tracy Returns, and Adventures of Captain Marvel, delivers Master of the World. The storyline for this picture is very interesting and well written. I loved the characters and settings but the special effects were pretty cheesy. The cast delivery good performances and includes Vincent Price, Charles Bronson, Henry Hull, and Vito Scotti.
"Should I have you executed?"
I have been wanting to see this for some time ever since I saw the previews on Turner Classic Movies (TCM) some years ago. I finally caught this on television again and I can tell you I thoroughly enjoyed watching this picture (I had forgotten Charles Bronson was in this). This is not a perfect film, but it is entertaining and worth a viewing.
"I have no nationality."
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