Lowell Thomas searches the world for natural and man made wonders and invites the audience to try to update the ancient Greek list of "Seven Wonders of the World."

Writers:

, (as William Lipscomb)
Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A standard screen B&W prologue during which Lowell Thomas shows how, from the dawn of history, mankind has attempted to create the illusion of depth & movement by artistic, mechanical and ... See full summary »

Directors: Merian C. Cooper, Gunther von Fritsch, and 2 more credits »
Stars: Lowell Thomas, Kathy Darlyn
Adventure | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The fifth in a series of Cinerama travelogues---and not a Documentary since the vast majority of the film, aside from the scenery, is comprised of fictional stories. The first one involves ... See full summary »

Directors: Carl Dudley, Richard Goldstone, and 3 more credits »
Stars: Diane Beardmore, Marlene Lizzio, Tommy Zahn
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Directors: Robert L. Bendick, Philippe De Lacy
Stars: John Marsh, Betty Marsh, Fred Troller
Short | Action | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A group of bandits stage a brazen train hold-up, only to find a determined posse hot on their heels.

Director: Edwin S. Porter
Stars: Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson, Shadrack E. Graham, A.C. Abadie
Documentary | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Windjammer, the first presentation in CINEMIRACLE, is the record of a training cruise of the full-rigged S/S Christian Radich from Oslo across the Atlantic, through the Caribbean, to New ... See full summary »

Directors: Bill Colleran, Louis De Rochemont III
Stars: Bjørn Amvik, Arne Andersen, Per Antonsen
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A nostalgic and compelling look into the legendary three camera, three projector process that revolutionized motion pictures and led the industry into the widescreen era. Through actual ... See full summary »

Director: David Strohmaier
Stars: Lowell Thomas, Fred Waller, Jim Morrison
Samsara I (2011)
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

Filmed over nearly five years in twenty-five countries on five continents, and shot on seventy-millimetre film, Samsara transports us to the varied worlds of sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial complexes, and natural wonders.

Director: Ron Fricke
Stars: Balinese Tari Legong Dancers, Ni Made Megahadi Pratiwi, Puti Sri Candra Dewi
Lord Jim (1965)
Adventure | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

After being discredited as a coward, a 19th century seaman (Peter O'Toole) lives for only one purpose: to redeem himself. Based on Joseph Conrad's novel written in 1900.

Director: Richard Brooks
Stars: Peter O'Toole, James Mason, Curd Jürgens
The Comedians (1967)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A cynical Welsh hotel owner secretly romances a diplomat's wife in Haiti under the violent reign of the despot "Papa Doc" Duvalier.

Director: Peter Glenville
Stars: Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, Alec Guinness
Certificate: Passed Adventure | Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Elephants disrupt the lives of a family deep in the jungles of Northern Siam, and an entire village.

Directors: Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack
Stars: Kru, Chantui, Nah
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Director: Otto Lang
Stars: James S. Parker, Lowell Thomas, Christopher Young
Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A vacationing Englishman (Denholm Elliott) stumbles upon a plot to kill a young American tourist (Beverly Bentley) in Spain.

Director: Jack Cardiff
Stars: Denholm Elliott, Peter Lorre, Beverly Bentley
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Lowell Thomas ...
Himself
Paul Mantz ...
Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Claude Dauphin ...
Narrator (French version) / Récitant (voice)
Edit

Storyline

Lowell Thomas searches the world for natural and man made wonders and invites the audience to try to update the ancient Greek list of "Seven Wonders of the World."

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

cinerama | travel | See All (2) »

Taglines:

MOST FABULOUS ADVENTURE OF ALL TIME! From TEXAS to TIMBUKTU and the far corners of the earth! YOU ARE THERE with CINERAMA and ONLY CINERAMA PUTS YOU IN THE PICTURE! (original print ad - mostly caps) See more »


Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

11 April 1956 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

As Sete Maravilhas do Mundo  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.59 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Paul Mantz and crew obtained the volcano footage when a location restaurateur recommended it. Their plane nearly crashed when, flying too close to the caldera, their engines began sputtering from lack of oxygen. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Expresso Bongo (1959) See more »

Soundtracks

Choral Prelude (Prayer of Thanksgiving)
Music by Giovanni Palestrina
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
First movie I remember seeing
16 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was the first movie I remember ever seeing in a theater. It was the Cinerama Dome and it was shown in grand style complete with a program. Cinerama was supposed to the be the IMAX of its age. It was shown on a special screen that was higher and extended farther than was normal. I imagine the experience was lost when it was shown in a regular theater. Pop kept saying how great it was that they showed it in a way that made you feel you were there. I had no basis upon with to compare it to the normal movie-going experience.

It was basically a travelogue, but a good one, I recall, at least to a four-year-old. I've never seen it rerun or on video or DVD etc. I don't know how anybody under 50 could possibly have an opinion on it.


4 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Seven Wonders of the World (1956) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?