The Mole People (1956)
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The Mole People holds the dubious distinction of being the weakest of the Universal-International horror films. John Agar plays Dr. John Bentley, who leads a Middle Eastern expedition in search of a lost tribe of Sumerians. Bentley and his cohorts follow a tunnel deep, deep, deep below the surface of the earth, eventually coming across a tyrannical tribe of albino Sumerians, who use the semi-human Mole People as slaves. What follows is so dull and plodding that stars John Agar and Hugh Beaumont seem like Mel Gibson and Arnold Schwarzenegger in comparison. Some prints of The Mole People are minus the pre-credits "explanation" by 1950s celebrity egghead Dr. Frank Baxter. … More
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Critic Reviews for The Mole People
Give me a Universal horror flick from the '50s any time, and include John Agar.
Not very good last gasp Universal horror film
Audience Reviews for The Mole People
I don't remember the story of this movie, or even if there was a story, but as you can see from the title it's about people who live underground like moles. If that interests you, check it out, if not, stay away.
Ward Cleaver journeys to the center of the earth to do battle with a race of albinos living on mushrooms (I'm not kidding). This is science fiction at it's corny, campy best. I love this stuff (I'm not kidding).
*Kudos to the makeup and special effects artists at Universal Studios. Not once did I notice a single zipper.
Another great black & white sci fi chiller theater type movie. Filmed in 1956, with John Agar (Shirley Temple's Husband) who stared in a number of Sci-Fi Movies in the 1950-1970 era and Hugh Beaumont better know to most as Beaver's Dad, Ward on the long running TV Series of Leave it to Beaver, Time frame 1957-1963, Hugh Appeared in 234 episodes (Pretty Amazing). This is one of the few science teams who didn't have a women with them, but they found one in the underworld. Cynthia Patrick who Did very little after this movie Perry Mason and Death valley days. The Mole People were not really the bad guys in this movie. There Costumes reminded me of some I have seen on Outer Limits and Twilight Zone. Any way this science team finds a world in the depths of the earth with people as white as powder called Sumerian and their goddess is Ishtar?s. All in all its a ok Sci Fi 1956 Film, Good for a one time showing, Not as good as Attack of the Crab Monster. 3 Stars is what this one deserves
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