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Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959)

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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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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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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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James Mason replaced an ailing Clifton Webb in the part of Professor Lindenbrook before filming began. Alexander Scourby started shooting at Carlsbad Caverns in the Count Saknussemm role, but the producers were unhappy with him and he was replaced with Thayer David. See more »

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Alec and Jenny are supposed to be Scottish, yet their accents sound very American. See more »

Quotes

Sir Oliver Lindenbrook: Young man with the gold tooth, I'll give you more gold if you guide us to Reykjavik.
Hans Belker: [in Icelandic] Ahh, yes, yes, yes, Reykjavik.
Sir Oliver Lindenbrook: You... take us... to Reykjavik.
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Referenced in Attack of the 50 Foot Monster Mania (1999) See more »

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Twice as Tall
By Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen (as James Van Heusen)
Sung by Pat Boone
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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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