The Mole People (1956)

Genres - Science Fiction  |   Sub-Genres - Sci-Fi Horror  |   Release Date - Dec 1, 1956 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 78 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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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.

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underground [counterculture], albino, ancient, animal, archaeology, attack, captive, captor, civilization, creature, discovery, escape, evil, master [expert], monster, mutant, rescue, revolution, slavery, temple