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Welcome to Atlantis, where royal guardsmen wear uniforms that could easily be from the wardrobe of Ming the Merciless and some unfortunate slaves are turned into bovine-headed beasts.
Several scenes of the principal actors on palace steps were shot at the Three Musketeers Court set on MGM's Lot Two. And the climactic scenes with the crystal ray machine utilized the famous "Kismet" steps on MGM's Lot Three, which also appeared in Pal's "The Time Machine".
When Columbus discovered America, a series of mysteries arose to confound the scholars of Europe. Here are two continents, completely isolated from each other, yet they simultaneously developed similar cultures. For example, the Mayans measured time...
At the time line of Atlantis-ca. 10,000 BC , there was no Greek civilization as we know it. Since so many set pieces from "Quo Vadis" were used, this pushes the time line to the 1st. century AD.
For once in his life, Paul Frees gets an on-screen credit for a voice-over job, the narration in the opening and closing sequences. Strangely, he is billed not in the cast list, but in the technical credits.
When originally released theatrically in the UK, the BBFC made cuts to secure a 'A' rating.