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Sunday, 13 March 2016

Master of the World (1961)

In the grand tradition of science meets adventure, and after some bickering over whether it should be in the rear or in the front... erm... the adventurers take to the skies in a rather dodgy looking sky-ship. Vincent Price comes along with an attitude that says 'mine's bigger,' and soon afterwards it becomes a fight for survival in a colourful setting that was scripted by Richard Matheson, adapted from two Jules Verne novels, namely Robur the Conqueror (1886) and Master of the World (1904). And, of course, there's some old fashioned movie romance because it was pretty much obligatory in those days.
You've got to admire Vincent's dedication to his task, even if his way of going about it will be considered wrong by many viewers.

2½ gentlemanly tones out of 5

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