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The Incredible Petrified World (1959)

Unrated | | Adventure, Sci-Fi | April 1960 (USA)
Four adventurers descend to the depths of the ocean when the cable on their underwater diving bell snaps. The rest of their expedition, believing them to be lost, abandons hope of finding ... See full summary »

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Prof. Millard Wyman
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Craig Randall
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Dale Marshall
Allen Windsor ...
Paul Whitmore
Sheila Noonan ...
Lauri Talbott
George Skaff ...
Dr. J.R. Matheny
Maurice Bernard ...
Old Man in the Caverns
Joe Maierhouser ...
Jim Wyman (as Joe Maierhauser)
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Wilson - Sonar Man
Harry Raven ...
The Captain
Milt Collion ...
Hank
Robert Carroll ...
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Lowell Hopkins ...
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Jack Haffner ...
Jimmy - Reporter
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Four adventurers descend to the depths of the ocean when the cable on their underwater diving bell snaps. The rest of their expedition, believing them to be lost, abandons hope of finding them. Exiting the diving bell, the party finds themselves in a network of underwater caverns. They encounter a shipwreck survivor. He tells them he has been there for 14 years and that there is no way out. The two men in the exploring party believe him only after a hike to a volcanic vent that supplies the caverns with oxygen. On the surface, Prof. Millard Wyman, the elder scientist who designed the original diving bell, decides to try again to explore the depths of the ocean. He finds out that there is another diving bell in existence that is identical to the one that was lost... Written by Jim Cobb <gymcobb@azstarnet.com>

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El mundo increíble  »

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The opening shots of the film contain a copyright from 1957, but the film was never actually registered for an official copyright. See more »

Goofs

The boat's crane extends over the starboard side. In reality, if a heavy diving bell is lowered over the side of a modestly sized boat, the overturning force will cause the boat to list severely or even roll over. For this reason, real boats used for lowering diving bells are generally equipped with a crane that lowers the bell through a hatch in the center of the boat's hull, or over the stern in-line with the hull centerline; this prevents the boat from rolling as the bell is lowered. See more »

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Narrator: This is the sea, as old as the world itself. It extends over three quarters of the surface of the globe. The sea: the birthplace of life, the great storehouse of minerals, the prison of haunting mysteries.
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Edited from One Million B.C. (1940) See more »

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Carradine
12 July 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

this wasn't a bad movie at all, although I wouldn't have put it in the horror packaging as Wal Mart did. starring John Carradine who didn't have a lot of screen times.. this movie is about a diving bell that breaks loose from the chains, and falls to the bottom of the sea, but as luck would have it ,, it got stuck on a shelf of some sorts, in a deep dark dank cave with a volcano not to far from it,, 2 men and 2 women must fight to stay alive and find a way out,, an old man shows up about half way thru the picture claiming to have been living there now for 14 years,, he takes a liking to one of the women, just as the action is starting to heat up with a volcano exploding,, interesting movie,, I love the opening credits where all you see is the monstrous waves from the ocean,, but I didn't care for the narration at the beginning of the film.


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