Una peli de serie B con decorados (e interpretaciones) de serie Z.
Bronson en su papel menos apropiado.
As with Around the World in 80 Days, Master of the World begins with a prologue tracing the evolution of flight, hauling out familiar, ancient footage of wacky, impractical would-be aircraft reaching for the stars but crashing spectacularly on the tarmac instead. The movie is set in 1848, where in Pennsylvania, Department of the Interior agent John Strock (Bronson) hires a balloon belonging to millionaire munitions maker Prudent (Henry Hull, very hammy). Joined by Prudent's daughter, Dorothy (Mary Webster), and her fiancé, Philip Evans (David Frankham), Strock investigates the strange, booming voice emanating from a nearby mountain, which seems on the verge of eruption, or something. The cause of all this is mad inventor Robur (Vincent Price) and his heavier-than-air rigid airship, the Albatross. (However, why Robur takes to bellowing scripture in the direction of a small Pennsylvania town, and why his voice causes earthquakes, is left unexplained and soon forgotten.) Robur shoots down the balloon and takes its riders prisoner.