Atlantis, The Lost Continent (1961)
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3,000 years ago, a Greek fisherman escorts a shipwrecked Atlantean princess to her home on an advanced eighth continent... beyond the "Pillars of Hercules."
SIGHTS NEVER BEFORE SEEN
Title: Atlantis, The Lost Continent
Release Date: May 03, 1961
Runtime: 90 mins
All Genres: Adventure, Sci-Fi
IMDB Rating: 5.2
Buried.com Rating: 6.2 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With A
MPAA Rating: Approved
Sal Ponti ...Demetrios (as Anthony Hall)
Joyce Taylor ...Princess Antillia
John Dall ...Zaren
William Smith ...Captain of the Guard (as Bill Smith)
Edward Platt ...Azor the High Priest
Frank DeKova ...Sonoy the Astrologer
Berry Kroeger ...Surgeon
Edgar Stehli ...King Kronas
Wolfe Barzell ...Petros, Demetrios' Father
Jay Novello ...Xandros the Greek Slave
Paul Frees ...Narrator / multiple voices (voice)
Alan Callow ...Norseman Slave
Phyllis Douglas ...Girl
Dennis Durney ...Norseman
David Dyer ...Priest
Ella Ethridge ...Woman
Harry Fleer ...Governor of Science
John Hart ...Nobleman
Charles Horvath ...Nobleman
Roy Jenson ...Guard
Bobby Johnson ...Slave
I. Stanford Jolley ...Governor of Rivers
Robert 'Big Buck' Maffei ...Andex the Giant
Anthony Monaco ...Handsome young Man
Byron Morrow ...Governor of the Mountains
Charles Morton ...
Stewart Nedd ...Governor of the Seas
Nestor Paiva ...Megalos
Peter Pal ...Slave
Guy Prescott ...Map Maker
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- Narrator: Atlantis is gone. But free men, *wiser* men, carried the culture from the mother empire to the four corners of the earth.
Princess Antillia: I'm going home. And no law will hinder me.
Narrator: When Columbus discovered America, a series of mysteries arose to confound the scholars of Europe. Here are two continents, completely isolated from each other, yet they simultaneously developed similar cultures. For example, the Mayans measured time on the same principle as the Gregorian calendar of Europe. They used the same signs of the zodiac, the same decimal and mathematical system. They valued silver and gold, using both for jewelry and barter. Another mystery was the banana plant, a native of Asia that cannot be grown from seed, yet Columbus found it thriving in the New World. Elephants at that time did not exist in the Americas, yet their likenesses were cleaved on the walls of prehistoric caves in Peru. The pyramids in Mexico and in Egypt were built on identical architectural principles. Then there was the striking resemblance of a witch of Spain, and the witch depicted in the New World. But the most significant of all, Mayan and Aztec legends shared with Greek and Hebrew and Assyrian literature an account of a terrible deluge, a deluge many believe had destroyed the link, the mother empire, that had spread her civilization to both sides of the Atlantic. The Greek scholar Plato recorded this theory first, over two thousand years ago. There was once another continent: Atlantis: The Lost Continent.
Princess Antillia: Where is this miserable hovel, and why do I wear the garb of slaves?
Demetrios: Remove the wedge. Black slave: Hurry, hurry! Demetrios: Set the bit deeper. Black slave: Hurry, hurry! Black slave: Volcano awake! Slaves: Hurry, hurry! Black slave: Destroy the crystal! Slaves: Hurry, hurry! Black slave: Before the full moon! Slaves: Hurry, hurry! Black slave: Before Zaren sails! Slaves: Hurry, hurry! Black slave: Come up lava! Slaves: Soon, soon! Black slave: Crystal be damned! Slaves: Damned, damned! Black slave: Zaren shall not conquer! Slaves: No, no! Black slave: Hurry, hurry! Slaves: Hurry, hurry, hurry...
- Several shots from MGM's Quo Vadis (1951), Paramount's The Naked Jungle (1954) and other films are used in this film.
When a preview of this film was shown, a questionnaire was distributed among the viewers asking what scene they liked. One person answered, "The scene where Robert Taylor saved Deborah Kerr from the fire." This was in reference to the fact that much of the stock footage used in the film came from Quo Vadis (1951).
The special effects model of the Atlantean submarine has been part of the collection owned by Forrest J Ackerman for many years.
In addition to his credited narration, Paul Frees, without additional credit, dubbed the voices of three actors: An unknown appearing briefly as a messenger, and both Wolfe Barzell and Edgar Stehli, who played the fathers of the hero and heroine respectively.
George Pal had wanted to do a film about Atlantis in the mid-1950s after reading a copy of the 1949 play "Atalanta, a Story of Atlantis" by Sir Gerald Hargreaves. Pal's studio at the time, Paramount, turned down the project.
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