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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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A fabulous world below the world 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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Trivia

Filmation's Saturday morning cartoon Journey to the Center of the Earth (1967) was based on this film version rather than the original novel by Jules Verne and features several characters that were created for the 1959 film. See more »

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As the raft is caught in the whirlpool, a thunderstorm, complete with rain and lightning, breaks out. Even given the fantasy aspects of the film, there is no possibility that a thunderstorm, which requires an active atmosphere with clouds, could occur in the center of the Earth. See more »

Quotes

Sir Oliver Lindenbrook: Tired minds don't plan well. Sleep first, plan later.
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The Professor of Geology's Song
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A guilty pleasure
17 June 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I have always loved this movie. I have it on tape and have almost worn it out. Time to look for a DVD. THe performances are top notch. Even though Pat Boone falls in and out of his accent he does a creditable job as a Scot. Looks very dashing in the Glendarroch tartan! Jenny sounds like she's from America. They needed a scene where someone explains that Jenny is Uncle Oliver's niece from Kansas.

Arlene Dahl was always a favorite in the 50s and 60s as a strong woman. James Mason is excellent as always. Loved the duck, Gertrude! When I saw this movie as a child, I wanted a duck for a pet. My mother was smart enough to refuse.


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