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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.
Although the end titles credit the song "Master of the World" with music by Les Baxter, lyrics by Lenny Adelson and sung by Darryl Stevens, there is actually no song in the released film. As a matter of interest, Intrada for its 2009 soundtrack CD managed to trace the missing song, ... ...
So, you survived to once more knuckle down to him. No good to smile at me, Mr. Strock, I heard you promise not to interfere with him.
John Strock: Did you? What would you say, Mr. Evans, if I told you that I will not only interfere with him, but I will stop him?
The shot of the "warship" from sea level is actually Fred MacMurray's ship, the "Gerrymander" from the 1952 film: "Fair Wind to Java" which was also directed by William Witney for Republic. The same footage was later used on "The Wild Wild West".
Unusually for an early 1960s American film, the opening credits do not list the director, writers, or major technical staff; only the top-billed actors are credited, followed by the title, after which the film begins.
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