The Mole People


Director: Virgil W. Vogel

Reviewed by Paghat the Ratgirl

A surprisingly good shlock cult film starring that inveterate B-actor John Agar, The Mole People (1956) boasts a supporting role by Beaver's dad Hugh Beaumont who (as in every role he ever played) looks & acts like Bob Dobson of the Church of the Subgenius.

This will be enjoyable if you like shlock, but unwatchable for an unforgiving viewer. An inhabited, ancient near eastern city has been preserved inside a volcano, where they have evolved into albinos who burn up like vampires if exposed to the sun. The sets for the volcano interior are awfully good for a no-budget film.

The strange Sumerian albinos have cruelly enslaved the burrowing mole people who justifiably revolt. Though the status quo held for thousands of years, when you throw the tepid acting of John Agar into the mix, there's just bound to be a revolution. Agar likes the mole people better than the pallid humans & so sides against the humans in favor of the moles, mighty white of him!

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