A new radioactive element is found that is a defense against the atomic bomb. Warmongers go to Pendrang as archaeologists, but they are searching in secret for the element. The United Peace... See full summary »
In Havana, Cuba in the late 1950s, a wealthy family, one of whose sons is a prominent night-club owner, is caught in the violent transition from the oppressive regime of Batista to the ... See full summary »
An American reporter in Japan is sent to interview an eccentric Japanese scientist working on bizarre experiments in his mountain laboratory. When the doctor realizes that the hapless ... See full summary »
Second feature version of the 1935 serial of the same name, consisting of material from the first and last few episodes, omitting all material and references involving Ben Ali, Queen Rama, and the Spider People.
William 'Stage' Boyd,
Paula the ape woman (Acquanetta) is alive and well, and running around a creepy old sanitarium run by the kindly Dr. Fletcher (J. Carrol Naish), also reverting to her true gorilla form ... See full summary »
Reginald Le Borg
J. Carrol Naish,
Samuel S. Hinds
After a series of electrical storms disrupts the world, electrical engineer Bruce Gordon develops a machine to trace the cause of the disasters. He discovers that the source is in central Africa and, backed by the nations of the world, sets out on an expedition. Bruce learns that the disturbances emanate from an area called the Magnetic Mountain. But unknown to our hero and his pal Jerry, the Magnetic Mountain also contains a super-advanced secret city ruled by the tyrannical scientific wizard named Zolok, who has unleashed the electrical fury threatening civilization as part of his plan to conquer the world. Zolok has under his control a brilliant inventor, Manyus, Manyus' beautiful daughter Natcha and an army of giant African slaves, who follow the dictates of a strongman, Appolyn, and Gorza, a dwarf. Also in the mix are schemers Reynolds and Colton, who plan to capture Manyus and thereby gain control of Zolok's army, and a double-crossing fellow explorer named Butterfield. Can ...Written by
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Two different feature versions of this serial were released theatrically in 1935. See The Lost City (1935) and The Lost City (1935). One of the feature versions was condensed from the entire serial, the other was condensed from just chapters 1-4 with some added wrap up scenes tacked on. A few years later, yet another feature version of this serial was released theatrically, titled City of Lost Men (1940). See more »
Two different feature versions of this serial were released theatrically in 1935. See Lost City, The (1935/II) and Lost City, The (1935/III). One of the feature versions was condensed from the entire serial, the other was condensed from just chapters 1-4 with some added wrap up scenes tacked on. A few years later, yet another feature version of this serial was released theatrically, titled City of Lost Men (1940). See more »
This is quite a project. There is every conceivable kind of plot development. The bad guys turn good; the good guys turn bad; they turn back again. It's about scientists messing with the realm of electricity; it's about Arab slave traders; it's about zombie black men being made bigger, their brains being canceled out. There's Gabby Hayes. The sidekick. When I was a child I sold enough subscriptions to the St. Paul Pioneer Press to go to the Minnesota State Fair and meet Gabby Hayes, along with several other boys. He was there with the late singer, Johnny Horton, and called us all a bunch of young whippersnappers. It was a high point in my life. Anyway, it was kind of cool to see the old guy, with his scruffy beard, playing a pretty significant role. I'm not going to take this apart. It wouldn't be fair. It had to have been made up from one day to the next. I wondered how long that old scientist would survive being picked up and carted around. Everything is so hammy. Still it's a bit much, even for a serial. By the end you feel like you've been on a roller coaster and need a program to figure the whole thing out. I did enjoy William "Stage" Boyd and his manic throwing orders around. Also, the strong man in the sparkly suit (who was continuously incompetent) was real kick. It certainly was an interesting few hours.
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