| Adventure, Fantasy
A helicopter crashes in the desert, and the crew winds up in the underground city of Atlantis and get mixed up in a slave revolt.
According to author Noah William Isenberg, in his book "Edgar G. Ulmer: A Filmmaker at the Margins", after production closed and the movie was released, Edgar G. Ulmer wrote to producer Ilse Lahn that "The making of this picture was a nightmare". Its first director, Frank Borzage, quit the movie after two days of work without shooting any footage of relevance and unable to deal with the pressures of the co-production. Shirley Ulmer wrote to the publicity agent of the movie that they did not "want to say anything to hurt the guy, but he sure didn't know what to do-strange language and customs, perhaps". So Ulmer (who was initially producer, screenwriter and set designer of the movie) had to step in for Borzage. Isenberg adds that Ulmer had to share a co-director credit with Italian director Giuseppe Masini, who is said never to have set foot on the film locations, ostensibly to appease the Italian government, which had helped subsidize the multinational co-production.
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