Very Rare Original Australian One Sheet movie poster. The Mole People is a 1956 science fiction film directed by Virgil W. Vogel. Universal released the film in December 1956, simultaneously with their jungle adventure film Curucu, Beast of the Amazon. The two films appear to have been released on a double feature. The storyline is as follows: On an archaeological dig in Asia, Dr. Roger Bentley finds a cuneiform tablet referring to an ancient society, the Shadow Dynasty that was destroyed. An earthquake soon after reveals an ancient arte-fact and the scientists discover the ruins of an ancient temple world on a remote mountain site. It leads them to an underground world, lost in time, where people have adapted to low light. The High Priest Elinu doesn't welcome the presence of the new arrivals and wants them eliminated. The Mole People has gone on to enjoy a huge cult following and the original poster is very rare.