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The City Under the Sea (1965)

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A colour film that is almost as magical as it title would suggest, coming from a story by Poe, City in the Sea. This was called War-Lords of the Deep on release.  Vincent Price is The Captain, surrounded by Tab Hunter and a good British cast in this tale of an early twentieth century Cornish village that finds the city of smugglers from one hundred years earlier.  Inventively directed by Jacques Tourneur from a screenplay cowritten by early Hitchcock collaborator Charles Bennett, this boasts superb production design and cinematography and deserves to be better known than relegated to the ghetto of obscure movie channels in the dark.

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