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Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959)

An Edinburgh professor and assorted colleagues follow an explorer's trail down an extinct Icelandic volcano to the earth's center.

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Prof. Lindenbrook leads his intrepid party on an expedition to the center of the earth, via a volcano in Iceland, encountering all manner of prehistoric monsters and life-threatening hazards on the way. Written by Mark Hockley <markh@centurione.com>

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Based on Jules Verne's fantastic stories of strange adventure... See more »


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14 January 1960 (Sweden)  »

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Jules Verne's Journey to the Center of the Earth  »

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$3,440,000 (estimated)
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Pat Boone didn't want to make this film but was talked into it by his agent. Years later he stated he's glad he did it because of the regular residual checks it brings in and because it's the movie he'll probably be best remembered for. See more »

Goofs

When Professor Lindenbrook is hailed by his class for being knighted, he is presented with a gift by the Laird of Glendarick; later Alec shows up for dinner wearing kilts loaned to him by the young Laird, claiming he has no rights to wear the Tartan of Glendarick. There is no such tartan or family name registered in Scotland. See more »

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Sir Oliver Lindenbrook: You won't find anything edible in there.
Alec McKuen: Why not? The Chinese eat eggs over 400 years old.
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Version of Journey to the Center of the Earth (1988) See more »

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The Professor of Geology's Song
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Stunning from the beginning to the end
20 January 2001 | by (Munich, Germany) – See all my reviews

This movie is one of the best examples I can think of for how one can stun the audience just by making the right use of the essence of cinema: pictures. They vary between being threatening, funny, amazing, beautiful and bizarre but all are highly imaginative. In fact, this movie is one of the most imaginative ever made, imagination being a quality that has disappeared almost completely from Hollywood over the last 40 years. It drags you into the world of its superb settings just the way for example "King Kong" did in 1933. This is just the kind of movie cinema was meant for, up from the days of its beginning (see for example "Le Voyage Dans La Lune" by Georges Méliès, 1902). "Journey To The Center Of The Earth" is pure cinema at its best.


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