City under the Sea

  • U
  • Jacques Tourneur (1965)
  • UK / US
  • 83 min
Film Review
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3 out of 5

Tenuously based on Edgar Allan Poe, with Jules Verne being the main uncredited inspiration, this fanciful mix of comedy adventure and submarine suspense was director Jacques Tourneur's final feature (Poe regular Roger Corman turned it down). Vincent Price enjoyably camps it up as the immortal underwater leader of a Cornish contingent of smugglers-turned-gill-men, and the whole subterranean soufflé is highly watchable even if, sadly, it does slide from the poetic to the pathetic in the second half.

Plot Summary

Science-fiction adventure starring Vincent Price. A coastal town is terrorised by gill-men when the ruler of an undersea kingdom orders the kidnapping of a woman who looks like his dead wife.

Cast and crew

Cast

Captain, Sir Hugh Tregathion
Vincent Price
Harold Tiffin-Jones
David Tomlinson
Ben Harris
Tab Hunter
Jill Tregellis
Susan Hart
Rev Jonathan Ives
John Le Mesurier
Mumford
Henry Oscar
Dan
Derek Newark
Simon
Roy Patrick

Crew

Director
Jacques Tourneur

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Anglo Amalgamated
Categories
Drama

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