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Undersea Kingdom (1936)
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10.21.09

Undersea Kingdom (1936) Crash Corrigan, a recent graduate of Annapolis, and Diana, a go-getting reporter, join Professor Norton for a search for the source of a string of earthquakes, Atlantis. They ride Prof. Norton's rocket submarine searching the sea and little Billy Norton, the professor's son stows away, of course. When they find Atlantis they are caught in a war between peaceful Atlanteans, note their white capes, and war-monging Atlanteans, note their black capes. After many harrowing moments for Crash, Diana, Prof. Norton and Billy, they barely get away with their lives when they escape a tower of Atlantis raised to the surface for the sole purpose of dominating or destroying the Earth (Which one depends on the compliance of the upper world dwellers.)

Movie Tagline:
BATTLING UNKNOWN TERRORS IN A LAND OF PERIL UNDER THE OCEAN'S FLOOR! (original 1936 poster)

Title: Undersea Kingdom
Release Date: May 30, 1936
Runtime: 226 mins
Genre: Sci-Fi
All Genres: Sci-Fi, Adventure
Languages: English
Country: USA
Colors: Black and White
Sound: Mono
IMDB Rating: 3.9
Buried.com Rating: 4.9 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With U

MPAA Rating: Passed

Director(s):
B. Reeves Eason
Joseph Kane

Cast:
Ray Corrigan ...Crash Corrigan (as Ray 'Crash' Corrigan)
Lois Wilde ...Diana Compton
Monte Blue ...Unga Khan
William Farnum ...Sharad
Boothe Howard ...Ditmar
Raymond Hatton ...Gasspon
C. Montague Shaw ...Prof. Norton
Lee Van Atta ...Billy Norton
Smiley Burnette ...Briny Deep
Frankie Marvin ...Salty
Lon Chaney Jr. ...Capt. Hakur
Lane Chandler ...Darius
Jack Mulhall ...Lt. Andrews [Chs. 1, 12]
John Bradford ...Joe [Ch. 1]
Malcolm McGregor ...Zogg
Ralph Holmes ...Martos
John Merton ...Moloch
Ernie Smith ...Gourk
Lloyd Whitlock ...Capt. Clinton [Chs. 1, 12]
Alan Curtis ...Guardsman
George DeNormand ...Guardsman
Franklyn Farnum ...Atlantis Official
David Horsley ...Navy Sentry [Ch. 1]
Jack Ingram ...Khan's Guardsman [Chs. 9-10]
Everett Kibbons ...Anthony
Kenneth Lawton ...Navy Doctor [Ch. 1]
Tracy Layne ...Guardsman
Millard McGowan ...Chamber Guard
Eddie Parker ...Khan's Guardsman [Chs. 2-3, 6]
Don Rowan ...Guardsman

» [more cast members]

Producer(s):
Nat Levine

Writer(s):
Tracy Knight
John Rathmell
John Rathmell
Maurice Geraghty
Oliver Drake




More Movie Taglines:
  • BATTLING UNKNOWN TERRORS IN A LAND OF PERIL UNDER THE OCEAN'S FLOOR! (original 1936 poster)
  • WEIRD THRILLS...Battling Mechanical Men On A Lost Continent! (original 1936 window card)
Movie Quote(s):
  • [first lines] [flexing muscles during a Naval Academy physical] Crash Corrigan: How 'bout it, Doc. Do you think I'll live? Navy Doctor [Ch. 1]: You look kind of weak and puny, but I think you'll pull through.
  • Prof. Norton: There was that signal again. They've been sending it every five minutes. Diana Compton: They? Just whom do you mean by they? Crash Corrigan: Professor Norton maintains that these signals must be the work of some human agency apparently coming from the bottom of the ocean Diana Compton: I hope you're not going to spring that fantastic yarn about the lost continent of Atlantis. Prof. Norton: Exactly - only now I have some definite evidence.
  • Prof. Norton: And this was where the ancient continent of Atlantis was reported to have sunk thousands of years ago. Contrary to popular belief, Atlantis did not sink overnight, but during a period of years. During this time, the people had ample opportunity to construct a roof of orecalcum over the city and keep out the ocean waves. Thus Atlantis, though lost, still lives.
  • Sharad: There will be no peace in Atlantis until we have broken the power of this evil usurper, Unga Khan.
  • Unga Khan: Recall the troops. With those religious fanatics under control, I'll have no more interference with my plans to destroy the upper world!
Movie Trivia:
  • The serial was completed in 25 days.
  • An edited, 100-minute long feature version called "Sharad of Atlantis" was made for television
  • When Republic Studios learned that Universal was producing their "Flash Gordon" serial, they rushed this serial, using similar plot elements, into production.
  • Chapter titles: - 1. Beneath The Ocean Floor - 2. Undersea Kingdom - 3. Arena of Death - 4. Revenge of The Volkites - 5. Prisoners of Atlantis - 6. Juggernaut Strikes - 7. Submarine Strikes - 8. Into The Metal Tower - 9. Death In The Air - 10. Atlantis Destroyed - 11. Flaming death - 12. Ascent To The Upperworld
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Keywords:
Atlantis, Professor, Escape, Submarine, Earthquake  ...[more]


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