It's Friday Night with Tabonga, here at The Dungeon!.. Brigitte Helm stars as Antinea, the Queen of Atlantis, in our offering. Brigitte, of course, was the Robot in METROPOLIS. Alternate titles for this film are THE LOST ATLANTIS and QUEEN OF ATLANTIS, it was originally released in Germany as L'ATLANTIDE.
The story is about two French Foreign Legionnaire soldiers, they're lured through passages beneath the Sahara desert to the lost city of Atlantis, then, one is seduced by the queen, Antinea. He barely escapes with his life when he realizes that all of her lovers came to some kind of tragic end.
We have an interesting soundclip from this film, so, push the big red 'GO' button, now, Rufus The Gnat! Here's a taste of... THE MISTRESS OF ATLANTIS!
There's a radio broadcast at the beginning concerning the lost city of Atlantis, now believed buried under the sands of the Saharan desert!
These are the two French soldiers, lost amid the shifting sands of the Sahara. They come to stumble upon the entrance to a subterranean passage, and, are surprised when they discover the lost city of Atlantis at the end of their descent.
This mindless old sot is already there in Atlantis, he spends his time talking crap in stilted booze-fueled exuberance. Although, he does have a nice Daliesque stache...
There are plenty of claustrophobic adventures to be had in Atlantis...
Here's Queen Antinea posing with her pet Cheetah!
Great sets and cinematography, exterior desert scenes included.
Here, our hero chats with the tipsy old weirdo through a split-level hole in the wall.
In a flashback, the old drunk recounts a night he had at the follies, before he got trapped in Atlantis...
And, how distracting it was!
Queen Antinea, in all her glory!
With the help of a slave girl, the lieutenant luckily makes it back to the surface world.
Typical German art-deco poster from that era.