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Director:
Writers:
Walter Reisch (screenplay) and
Charles Brackett (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
14 January 1960 (Sweden) See more »
Tagline:
A fabulous world below the world
Plot:
An Edinburgh professor and assorted colleagues follow an explorer's trail down an extinct Icelandic volcano to the earth's center. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 1 win See more »
User Reviews:
A guilty pleasure See more (107 total) »

Cast

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Pat Boone ... Alexander 'Alec' McKuen

James Mason ... Sir Oliver S. Lindenbrook

Arlene Dahl ... Carla Goetabaug

Diane Baker ... Jenny Lindenbrook

Thayer David ... Count Saknussemm
Peter Ronson ... Hans Belker
Robert Adler ... Groom

Alan Napier ... Dean
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mary Brady ... Kirsty (uncredited)

Alan Caillou ... Rector (uncredited)
Gertrude the Duck ... Gertrude (uncredited)
John Epper ... Groom (uncredited)
Edith Evanson ... Innkeeper (uncredited)
Alex Finlayson ... Prof. Bayle (uncredited)
Mollie Glessing ... News Vendor (uncredited)
Frederick Halliday ... Chancellor (uncredited)
Kendrick Huxham ... Scots Newsman (uncredited)
Owen McGiveney ... Shopkeeper (uncredited)
Molly Roden ... Housekeeper (uncredited)
Bert Stevens ... University Professor (uncredited)
Ivan Triesault ... Prof. Peter Goetabaug of Stockholm (uncredited)

Red West ... Bearded Man at Newspaper Stand / University Student (uncredited)

Peter Wight ... Laird of Glendarick (uncredited)
Ben Wright ... Paisley (uncredited)

Directed by
Henry Levin 
 
Writing credits
Walter Reisch (screenplay) and
Charles Brackett (screenplay)

Jules Verne (novel "Voyage au centre de la Terre")

Produced by
Charles Brackett .... producer
 
Original Music by
Bernard Herrmann 
 
Cinematography by
Leo Tover (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Stuart Gilmore 
Jack W. Holmes 
 
Art Direction by
Franz Bachelin 
Herman A. Blumenthal 
Lyle R. Wheeler 
 
Set Decoration by
Joseph Kish 
Walter M. Scott 
 
Costume Design by
David Ffolkes 
 
Makeup Department
Ben Nye .... makeup artist
Helen Turpin .... hair stylist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Hal Herman .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Harold Michelson .... illustrator (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Warren B. Delaplain .... sound
Bernard Freericks .... sound
Joel Fein .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Johnny Borgese .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
L.B. Abbott .... special photographic effects
James B. Gordon .... special photographic effects
Emil Kosa Jr. .... special photographic effects
 
Editorial Department
Leonard Doss .... color consultant
 
Music Department
Ken Darby .... associate conductor: songs
Lionel Newman .... conductor: songs
 
Other crew
Lincoln Barnett .... technical advisor
Peter Ronson .... technical advisor
Bernard Schwartz .... assistant to producers
Ralph Helfer .... animal supervisor: Nature's Haven (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
132 min
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Color:
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
4-Track Stereo (Westrex Recording System) | Dolby SR (re-issue)
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Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Iceland, the eldest democracy in the world, has had no titles of nobility for nearly 1000 years, therefore Saknussem's epithet of "count" is meaningless.See more »
Quotes:
Alec McKuen:I wonder if Madam Goetabaug will change her mind at the last moment.
Sir Oliver Lindenbrook:You make my mouth water.
Alec McKuen:Hans is tying the rope on her.
Sir Oliver Lindenbrook:I'm a fool. I should have told him to tie her to one of the mules and send her back where she belongs.
Alec McKuen:In what language would you have told him that, Sir Oliver?
Sir Oliver Lindenbrook:All right, she may be of some use in that respect. Then there's always the blessed chance the rope may break.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in "Home Movies: Curses (#4.7)" (2004)See more »
Soundtrack:
Twice as TallSee more »

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19 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
A guilty pleasure, 17 June 2006
Author: lgrace from Canada

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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