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The Mole People (1956) starring John Agar, Cynthia Patrick, Hugh Beaumont, Alan Napier

The Mole People

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The Mole People  (1956) starring John Agar, Cynthia Patrick,  Hugh Beaumont, Alan Napier

Ignore the pseudo-scientific explanation of how there could be a vast, underground civilization at the beginning of “The Mole People“–since it really doesn’t have much to do with the movie, and simply serves as padding.

Hidden Sumerian civilization

There is, however, a hidden civilization that’s central to the story–Sumerian people who fled underground to avoid the ravages of Noah’s flood and have been there for centuries, gradually adapting to the low light underground and becoming albinos.   They’re a cruel people, partly due to their harsh underground life — there’s only so much food available, and when the population exceeds a certain limit, the “undesirables” are sacrificed in the “fire of Ishtar.”

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