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Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959)

Approved  |   |  Adventure, Family, Fantasy  |  14 January 1960 (Sweden)
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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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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


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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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Many of the people in the crowd scenes were students of Edinburgh University. See more »

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When Alec walks alone over a rock bridge, a dislodged chunk falls away silently. When Alec tries to backtrack over it, two more chunks break away, but this time both pieces make splashes as they hit a phosphorescent pool distantly below. See more »

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Sir Oliver Lindenbrook: Thank you, Scartaris!
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Featured in Classic Creatures: Return of the Jedi (1983) See more »

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The Faithful Heart
By Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen (as James Van Heusen)
Sung by Pat Boone
(cut from final print)
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a brilliant adaptation of one of Jules Verne's best novels
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"Journey to the center of the Earth" is a successful adaptation of Jules Verne's famous novel. Apart from a few weaknesses (the love affair between Alex and his girlfriend), this is one of the science-fiction's highlights: awesome sceneries, stunning special effects (the dinosaurs) and especially an imposing performance of James Mason. The whole also introduces a touch of humor and gives a movie which Jules Verne would have probably liked.


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