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Old 04-21-17, 05:23 PM
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Trying to find a movie.

My Mom wants to find a movie she saw in the 70s or early 80s.

All she can remember is people lived underground and were told they would burn up in the sun.

The hero from the surface falls in love with a girl down there and begs her to come up with him, she can't because she'll burn up.

The girl's father eventually tells her she was found as a baby and isn't really one of them, so she goes with the hero.

She looks at the sun (doesn't burn up) but walks right off a cliff while admiring it - THE END.

Any one know what this is?
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Re: Trying to find a movie.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Where_...People_Gone%3F

is it "Where Have All the People Gone?" ...?
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Re: Trying to find a movie.

So it's a comedy?
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Re: Trying to find a movie.

Originally Posted by BuddyRevell
So it's a comedy?
I sure hope not. That would be the greatest ending ever for a serious drama.
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Re: Trying to find a movie.

Only read the thread title ... There's one!
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Re: Trying to find a movie.

Originally Posted by TGM
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Where_...People_Gone%3F

is it "Where Have All the People Gone?" ...?
I have seen this (albeit years ago, and it wasn't very memorable), and I don't remember the ending being as the OP described.
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Re: Trying to find a movie.

Was it an older b&w movie? Sounds a lot like The Mole People(1956). A group of three geologists or archeologists discover an underground city in the mountains of Tibet. The inhabitants of the city have been there so long their skin no longer has any melatonin and they are very pale looking. Exposure to the sun makes them burn up. They worship the sun and sacrifice people to it by putting them in a chamber and opening the roof to let the sun in.
There is one girl who is different, looks normal. She and the hero fall in love. The city is threatened by series of earthquakes. The scientists and the girl escape to the surface. There is an aftershock. The girl is too busy admiring the sun and a stone idol falls on her killing her.
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Re: Trying to find a movie.

Originally Posted by rw2516
Was it an older b&w movie? Sounds a lot like The Mole People(1956). A group of three geologists or archeologists discover an underground city in the mountains of Tibet. The inhabitants of the city have been there so long their skin no longer has any melatonin and they are very pale looking. Exposure to the sun makes them burn up. They worship the sun and sacrifice people to it by putting them in a chamber and opening the roof to let the sun in.
There is one girl who is different, looks normal. She and the hero fall in love. The city is threatened by series of earthquakes. The scientists and the girl escape to the surface. There is an aftershock. The girl is too busy admiring the sun and a stone idol falls on her killing her.
I bet that's it! Even though it's from the 50's, it regularly played on Saturday afternoon "creature features" in the 70's.

Fun fact. According to the lead actress, they originally shot a typical "guy gets girl and they live happily ever after" ending. But studio execs called them back to reshoot the downbeat ending because it was feared the film would be seen as promoting interracial relationships.
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Re: Trying to find a movie.

The Mole People has played a couple times in the past year on MeTV's Svengoolie.
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Re: Trying to find a movie.

I downloaded The Mole People we watched it and she says it's NOT it.

She says it was in color and the girl fell off the cliff.

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