Master Of The World (1961)
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The world in the late 19th century: A scientist and his team are held as "guests" of Robur on his airship, that he want to use to ensure peace on earth. Peace with all, even if he has to bombard military targets all over the world. Can the scientist stop him ?
The fabulous adventures of the man who conquered the earth to save it!
Title: Master Of The World
Release Date: May , 1961
Runtime: 102 mins
All Genres: Sci-Fi, Adventure
Sound: 4-Track Stereo
IMDB Rating: 5.9
Buried.com Rating: 6.9 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With M
MPAA Rating: 11
Vincent Price ...Robur
Charles Bronson ...Strock
Henry Hull ...Prudent
Mary Webster ...Dorothy
David Frankham ...Phillip
Richard Harrison ...Alistair
Vito Scotti ...Topage (as Vitto Scotti)
Wally Campo ...Turner
Peter Besbas ...Wilson
Gordon Jones ...Talkative Morgantown Townsman
Steve Masino ...Weaver
William H. O'Brien ...Prudent's Butler
'Snub' Pollard ...Man at Balloon Society Meeting
Ken Terrell ...Shanks
Howard Wright ...Morgantown Townsman
Samuel Z. Arkoff
Bartlett A. Carre
James H. Nicholson
"Master of the World"
More Movie Taglines:
- The fabulous adventures of the man who conquered the earth to save it!
- Robur: This is the father of all ironies!
Dorothy Prudent: [after Prudent has hit his already injured head on the top of his bunk] Did you hurt yourself? Prudent: Of course I hurt myself!
- Richard Matheson combined two stories by Jules Verne for this screenplay: "Clipper of the Clouds" (1886) and its sequel "Master of the World" (1904).
American International had planned on doing a sequel to this film. Concept drawings and even concept models were reportedly made. The sequel was not produced.
Screenwriter Richard Matheson has said in interviews that he thought Charles Bronson was badly miscast.
Although the end titles credit the song Master of the World with music by Les Baxter, lyrics by Lenny Adelson and sung by Darryl Stevens, there is actually no song in the released film. As a matter of interest, Intrada for their 2009 soundtrack CD managed to trace the missing song which turns out to be a haunting, alternate version of the end title. After the song was dropped, it was still credited on screen, but the chosen end title has just orchestra and choir. The lost lyrics go as follows: "Any man is Master of the World / If he has wandered in the world / And found his love / And of all the secrets of the earth / He has the only treasure worth / Dreaming of / If he rules just one heart a man is a king / It seems as though his soul has taken wing / And like the stars that fly on high above the earth / A man is Master of the World / When he is loved!"
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