Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea (1961)
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The Seaview is an atomic submarine designed by Admiral Harriman Nelson. On its initial launch some politicians are visiting it to see if all the money they poured into it is worth it. It is while they are at sea that they learn that the belt of radiation covering the Earth is on fire. Nelson is asked to attend some kind of international conference to determine what to do. It is while on route that Nelson comes up with a plan which he presents at the conference. Nelson proposes that if an atomic missile is launched from the Seaview at a precise moment, it will cause it to blow up. Another scientist claims that the belt will burn itself out when it reaches a certain temperature. But Nelson says that if they wait for his proposal, they will miss the window of opportunity that he told them of. Nelson leaves, boards the Seaview, and heads off to make his rendezvous with radiation belt. However, Nelson's driven manner, causes friction between him and Captain Crane, whose relationship with him is more paternal. As they push on, some of the crew members don't want to follow the admiral, and if that wasn't enough, there appears to be saboteur on board.
Also Known As:
Journey to the Bottom of the Sea
Title: Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea
Release Date: July 12, 1961
Runtime: 105 mins
All Genres: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Sound: 4-Track Stereo
IMDB Rating: 5.9
Buried.com Rating: 6.9 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With V
MPAA Rating: PG
MPAA Rating Reason:
Rated PG for some perilous situations.
Walter Pidgeon ...Adm. Harriman Nelson
Joan Fontaine ...Dr. Susan Hiller
Barbara Eden ...Lt Cathy Connors
Peter Lorre ...Comm. Lucius Emery
Robert Sterling ...Capt. Lee Crane
Michael Ansara ...Miguel Alvarez
Frankie Avalon ...Lt (j.g.) Danny Romano
Regis Toomey ...Dr. Jamieson
John Litel ...Vice-Adm. B.J. Crawford
Howard McNear ...Congressman Llewellyn Parker
Henry Daniell ...Dr. Zucco
Skip Ward ...Crew member
Mark Slade ...Seaman Jimmy 'Red' Smith
Charles Tannen ...CPO Gleason
Del Monroe ...Seaman Kowski (as Delbert Monroe)
Anthony Monaco ...Cookie
Michael Ford ...Crew member
Robert Easton ...Sparks
Jonathan Gilmore ...Seaman George young
Richard Adams ...Crew member
Art Baker ...UN commentator
Robert Buckingham ...Crew member
Charles Dierkop ...Pilot of the Seaview
George Diestel ...Lt. Hodges
Dr. John Giovanni ...Italian delegate
Larry Gray ...Dr. Newmar
William Herrin ...Crew member
Kendrick Huxham ...UN chairman
David McLean ...Ned Thompson
James Murphy ...Crew member
Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea Horror Film Trailer 1
"Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea"
- Admiral Nelson: Alvarez... are you saying that Man must accept destruction even though it's in his power to prevent it? Alvarez: It's not for us to judge, Admiral. Admiral Nelson: Not to judge, maybe; but we can reason. If God ordains that Man should die without a fight, then why does He give us the will to live?
Comm. Lucius Emery: Impossible? You sound like Zucco. Nothing is impossible.
Sparks: U.S.O.S. Seaview calling Washington. Come in, Washington. [pause] Sparks: Twenty-five hours of static in my ear. Man, I'm getting shell-shocked.
[last lines] Admiral Nelson: Full speed for home, Lee. Capt. Lee Crane: Aye, aye, sir.
- Some of the sub's equipment and sound effects were recycled from The Fly (1958).
The model and interior sets of the submarine cost producer Irwin Allen $400,000, so he was naturally quite keen to get some further use out of them. Since the film was a hit, he was able to convince ABC-TV to turn it into a series, which became the longest-running one he ever had.
Director's Trademark: The voice-over for the newscasts that crew members watch, detailing the burning forests, etc., is done by director Irwin Allen.
On a Congressional tour of the submarine "Seaview", Admiral Nelson mentions that there are things on the sub that even Jules Verne had not imagined. The next person they meet is Commodore Lucius Emery played by Peter Lorre who was Professor Pierre Arronax's assistant Conseil on the Walt Disney version of the Jules Verne classic 20000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954) about a 19th century submarine.
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