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City in the Sea (1965)

War-Gods of the Deep (original title)
Unrated | | Adventure, Fantasy, Horror | 26 May 1965 (USA)
In 1903, in Cornwall, a group of locals discover an underwater city, dating back to 1803, that hides a society of smugglers and aquatic creatures.

Directors:

Jacques Tourneur, Ishirô Honda (uncredited)

Writers:

Charles Bennett (screenplay), Louis M. Heyward (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Vincent Price ... The Captain, Sir Hugh
Tab Hunter ... Ben Harris
David Tomlinson ... Harold Tufnell-Jones
Susan Hart ... Jill Tregillis
John Le Mesurier ... Rev. Jonathan Ives
Henry Oscar ... Mumford (as Harry Oscar)
Derek Newark Derek Newark ... Dan
Roy Patrick ... Simon
Herbert the Rooster Herbert the Rooster ... Herbert the Rooster
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Storyline

Set on the Cornish coast in 1903, the film features a group of people discovering an underwater society of smugglers who never age living in a lost underwater city along with their gill-man slaves. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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A fantastic journey to a lost empire one thousand fathoms beneath the sea! See more »


Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The picture was distributed in New York City as part of a double bill with Beach Blanket Bingo (1965). See more »

Goofs

In the final battle just before escaping out of the water, a Gill Man damages his costume and there you can see on his shoulder a bit of his black swimming suit. See more »

Quotes

The Captain: Atlantis? Perhaps; a name is as good as another.
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Crazy Credits

At cast credits' end: "And not to forget, Herbert!" [Harold's rooster] See more »

Connections

Featured in Going Deep with Tab Hunter (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Gillman Attack
(uncredited)
Written and Conducted by Stanley Black
Performed by Stanley Black Orchestra
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Another excellent performance from Vincent Price
11 August 2004 | by chris_gaskin123See all my reviews

City Under the Sea is one of several movies based on an Edgar Allan Poe poem and starring Vincent Price.

A lost undersea city is discovered off the Cornish coast after a local woman goes missing. She was kidnapped by one of the smugglers who have made it their home. None of the people there seem to age, this is due to the air. Gill men are used as slaves. After several adventures, a volcano erupts and the two men who went to look for the woman rescue her and they all make it back safe, after fighting the gill men off. The woman reminded the leader of the city, Sir Hugh of his late wife. When Sir Hugh escapes from the city at the end, he ages suddenly due to the change of atmosphere.

Sir Hugh is played brilliantly by Vincent Price and the movie also stars Susan Hart, Tab Hunter, David Tomlinson and John Le Mesurier (Dad's Army). Also in the cast is Tomlinson's pet hen, Herbert.

I have seen this movie several times and found it enjoyable. A treat.

Rating: 4 stars out of 5.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

26 May 1965 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Pathecolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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