Marketed as "science fiction," The Mole People is just a fiction. The only "science" element is the hero's claim to being an archeologist - in which case "Raiders of the Lost Ark" would be science fiction also. Really I think The Mole People must be seen as a comedy. Specialists in Babylonian studies profess a vague familiarity with the story of Gilgamesh. They discover a race of unmanly albinos living under a mountain. The albinos don't know about the world above ground. They harness Mole People as slave labor to grow mushrooms and spend their days whipping and flogging them. Apparently they do nothing else. The most sympathetic characters are Cynthia Patrick and the Mole People. The Mole People rebel against their taskmasters; Cynthia Patrick is killed before she can rebel against the will of John Agar.
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The Mole People (1956)
The Mole People is a movie starring John Agar, Cynthia Patrick, and Hugh Beaumont. A party of archaeologists discovers the remnants of a mutant five-millennia-old Sumerian civilization living beneath a glacier atop a mountain in...
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On an archaeological dig in Asia, Dr. Roger Bentley finds a cuneiform tablet referring to an ancient society, the Shadow Dynasty, that was destroyed. An earthquake soon after reveals an ancient artifact and the scientists discover the ruins of an ancient temple world on a remote mountain site. It leads them to an underground world, lost in time, where people have adapted to low light. The High Priest Elinu doesn't welcome the presence of the new arrivals and wants them eliminated.
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Sci-Fi?Reviewed byHoward SauertiegVote: 7/10
I can't help feeling that everyone is jumping on the bandwagon saying this is the worst film ever made etc.
I viewed this film for the first time on laserdisc on a video projector in a darkened room with some mates and we found it to be entertaining different atmospheric in parts. John Agar for once has some good lines and does well. The script is a fairly complex one far more than other film of its vintage and budget. We thought the writers should be commended for using such plot devices as intolerance to light and the sub-culture within a sub-culture. Even the ending is unexpected and different. It even has an opening prologue which is a lot of fun. While this film does not hit its target on everything it tries to do, we thought the creators had a pretty good go at it.
I do not honestly understand why so many people think this film is so bad. Maybe seeing it projected on a big screen in a darkened room made a difference, I don't know, but if you have never seen the film before try it with an open mind you may well enjoy it as much as we did.
I saw The Mole People when it first came out. I was just a tyke and I loved 'scary' movies. (Still do. Problem is, movies aren't scary any more.) MP haunted me as a kid and I have always loved those rare times when it was shown on late-night TV. It is very camp but it is still one of my favorites. Now I rather enjoy finding all the scientific and historical inaccuracies in those old movies about giant insects, shrews the size of dogs, and an underground civilization that lives on mushrooms and speaks English. THE BIGGEST ERROR in MP is the statement by Hugh Beaumont that Noah's flood is a proved historical fact. Of course, all the evidence proves exactly the opposite.