Master of the World (1961)

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In 1868, an American scientist and his team become hostages of fanatical pacifist Robur who uses his airship Albatross to destroy military targets on Earth.


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25 May 2006 | psychoren2002
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| Not the best of Vincent Price on American International
Being a huge Vincent Price fan, I must said that "Master of the World" is not on my top 5 movies of his American International period. The film lacks real excitement, the low budget is clear, and the combination of two different stories by Jules Verne didn't work properly (the comedy touches are completely out of place, and are NOT part of the original novels) But once again, the man is in complete control of his character and delivers a solid performance. Is also good to see Henry Hull (the first werewolf of Hollywood) and a young but convincing Charles Bronson. No matter what, the film deserves a DVD rendition, as many other Vincent Price films like "Shock", "Diary of a Madman" and "The Mad Magician", to name a few.

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Trivia

Curiously, this movie and Disney's 1954 version of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea have more similarities than the two (technically three) Jules Verne's books that the movies are based on.


Quotes

Robur: You're an intelligent man, Mr. Strock. Surely you must appreciate my ultimate objective.
John Strock: I would also have to believe in your method of achieving this objective. I don't.
Robur: What alternate method is there that would not require centuries more of ...
John Strock: Not...


Goofs

Although Irish "home rule" was an issue in the Victorian era of the movie, it was still wholly part of The UK at the time, and so certainly its rulers were still loyal to Britain (violent revolution began in 1916 leading to self-rule of a partitioned area in the 1920's). So Mr Hull was wrong to worry that him selling arms to Britain earlier would result in the Irish authorities persecuting him if he escaped from the Albatross to there.


Crazy Credits

Closing credits: "I take my dream with me. But it will not be lost to humanity. It will belong to you the day the world is educated enough to profit by it and wise enough not to abuse it" From Jules Verne's MASTER OF THE WORLD


Alternate Versions

The Warner Home Video version runs 95 minutes and has no prologue sequence. The Orion Home Video version runs 99 minutes with the sequence. The laser disc version also includes the original exit music which brings the running time to 104 minutes.


Soundtracks

Master of the World
Music by
Les Baxter
Lyrics by Lenny Adelson (as Lenny Addelson)
Sung by Darryl Stevens

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