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Valley of the Dragons (1961)

Approved | | Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi | November 1961 (USA)
In 1881, in Algeria, Michael Denning and Hector Servadac are fighting a duel when a comet brushing Earth takes the two men to the Moon where they discover a prehistoric civilization.

Director:

Edward Bernds

Writers:

Edward Bernds, Jules Verne (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Complete credited cast:
Cesare Danova ... Hector Servadac
Sean McClory ... Michael Denning
Joan Staley ... Deena
Danielle De Metz ... Nateeta
Gregg Martell Gregg Martell ... Od-Loo
Gil Perkins ... Tarn / Doctor
I. Stanford Jolley ... Patoo
Mike Lane ... Anoka
Roger Til ... Vidal
Mark Dempsey Mark Dempsey ... Andrews
Jerry Sunshine Jerry Sunshine ... LeClerc
Dolly Grey Dolly Grey ... Mara
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Algeria 1881. Two men, Michael Denning and Hector Servadac are having a duel with one another when a comet goes past the earth at low altitude. The strong wind this creates transports the two men to the moon. They find themselves in a jungle inhabited by reptiles and prehistoric humans. They have a difficult time before they manage to adapt to the dangers, but eventually they each find a girl to spend time with, awaiting the next return of the comet to take them back to Earth. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Battle for survival - against brutal, bestial Neanderthals! See more »


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Trivia

Uses stock footage from One Million B.C. (1940) and Rodan (1956). See more »

Goofs

During the comet's approach, the string it is suspended upon is visible. See more »

Quotes

Michael Denning: It's amazing how a Frenchman always finds a woman.
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Edited from Rodan (1956) See more »

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Long time, no see
30 June 2004 | by moondragon85501See all my reviews

This movie was on fairly regularly when I was a kid; my cousin and I would frequently watch it together (she didn't share my enthusiasm for the animal skin-clad women, but she loved a scene where one of the cavemen gets eaten by a dragon).

It was years later that I saw One Million B.C. for the first time; I knew it was hailed as a classic, but while I found it enjoyable (I fell in love with Carole Landis), VOTD still held more of a mystique for me.

I have since looked for it in various video rental places with no success. It seems that these days even the networks aim for more sophisticated fare and overlook simpler joys like this. Just because the movies have graduated to Jurassic Park shouldn't mean that we can't suspend our disbelief for a brief period. VOTD should not be allowed to become extinct!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

November 1961 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El valle de los dragones See more »

Filming Locations:

USA

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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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