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The Incredible Petrified World -- Four adventurers descend to the depths of the ocean when the cable on their underwater diving bell snaps...

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John W. Steiner (original screenplay)
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April 1960 (USA) See more »
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See! The terror of a skindive to the center of the Earth! Caverns of Forgotten Men! Boiling Volcanos! Tidal Earthquakes! Horror of Undead Monsters! See more »
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Four adventurers descend to the depths of the ocean when the cable on their underwater diving bell snaps... See more » | Add synopsis »
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It wasn't just a volcano erupting! See more (35 total) »

Cast

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John Carradine ... Prof. Millard Wyman
Robert Clarke ... Craig Randall
Phyllis Coates ... 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
Lloyd Nelson ... Wilson - Sonar Man
Harry Raven ... The Captain
Milt Collion ... Hank
Robert Carroll ... Narrator
Lowell Hopkins ... Reporter
Jack Haffner ... Jimmy - Reporter
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jerry Warren ... Plane Passenger Behind Wyman (uncredited)

Directed by
Jerry Warren 
 
Writing credits
John W. Steiner (original screenplay)

Produced by
Jerry Warren .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Victor Fisher (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Harold V. McKenzie 
James Sweeney  (as James R. Sweeney)
 
Art Direction by
Marvin Herbert 
 
Production Management
Brianne Murphy .... production supervisor (as G.B. Murphy)
Lloyd Nelson .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Martin Harbor .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Mel Fisher .... underwater photographer
Brydon Baker .... additional photographer (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Josef Zimanich .... musical director
Geordie Hormel .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
William Loose .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Spencer Moore .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
John Seely .... music coordinator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Raymond Guth .... set supervisor (as Ray Guth)
Brianne Murphy .... dialogue director (as Bri Murphy)
Jerry Warren .... presenter
 
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70 min | USA:64 min (DVD)
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Phyllis Coates accepted the role of Dale Marshall as a favor to director Jerry Warren, who was a former boyfriend; the actress originally cast in the lead couldn't do it and Warren couldn't find anyone else in time. He convinced Coates to do it by telling her that the film would not be shown in California. However, after it was completed, she found out that Warren did indeed release the film in California, and she was told by at least one studio executive (at Columbia) that the film was so inferior and shoddy that the studio would not be hiring her again. On top of that, Warren never paid her.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When the characters are trapped undersea in the diving bell, they simply leave by climbing up to a hatch, supposedly at the top of the bell. Such an action underwater would immediately flood the bell. Yet, not even a drop of water enters the bell when they exit.See more »
Quotes:
Dale Marshall:[to Lauri] You just listen to me, Miss Innocent. There's nothing friendly between two females. There never was. There never will be.
Lauri Talbott:Sorry you feel that way. I was hoping we could help each other.
Dale Marshall:You don't need help - neither do I. Not as long as we have two men around us.
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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
It wasn't just a volcano erupting!, 12 August 2007
Author: lastliberal from United States

"I've made some of the greatest films ever made - and a lot of crap, too."

John Carradine, who had roles in The Ten Commandments and Stagecoach and Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex, But Were Afraid to Ask among his 334 films, and won awards for The Scarecrow and House of the Long Shadows, would probably list this film as one that was crap.

He plays a scientist that sends down a diving bell with four people to 1,700 feet when they get stranded. They manage to make it into Arizona's Colossal Cave and they meet up with a hairy bugger who has been stranded there 14 years. Forget the others, this guy is focused on Phyllis Coates, who was the first Lois Lane on TV.

Yes, 14 years all alone and this old timer wants to find a way to get rid of the competition and have Lois to himself. Before he could get started, the volcano erupts and, well, just one eruption.

I just love this exchange between the two women:

Dale Marshall: You just listen to me, Miss Innocent. There's nothing friendly between two females. There never was. There never will be. Lauri Talbott: Sorry you feel that way. I was hoping we could help each other. Dale Marshall: You don't need help - neither do I. Not as long as we have two men around us.

O, the days when women thought that way.

This film had some very valuable information in it. I didn't know that people dived with a thermos of hot coffee, but it is good they do, as it is just the thing to revive someone who has run out of air.

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