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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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Release Date:
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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Down where it belongs See more (35 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

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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Shot in 1957, not released until 1959.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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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Down where it belongs, 28 July 2012
Author: Chris. from Australia

Renowned designer John Carradine's deep sea diving expedition goes awry when the bell containing four intrepid adventurers (Clarke, Coates, Noonan and Windsor) capsizes into a prehistoric labyrinth of caverns deeper than anything in living memory. The four weary travellers discover an elderly man (Bernard with a ridiculous stick-on beard), allegedly a shipwrecked sailor whose leering gaze at the first women he's seen in fourteen years gets a little too creepy for comfort. They set about finding a way out, but discover an inland volcano is blocking their path to freedom.

Some classic corny dialogue includes my personal favourite between Coates and Noonan which goes something like "I was hoping we could help each other out" to which Coates replies sarcastically "you don't need any help and neither do I, especially while there are two men about". What is it they're talking about exactly? There's also the penultimate moment where one of the divers runs out of air "how long's he been without air?" "Only a few minutes" "I've got some coffee" "There, he's coming around now". Tremendous stuff.

Carradine is professional and Clarke stoic to the last, while former "Lois Lane" Coates perfects the woman scorned. George Skaff is a recognisable face (mainly from the 70's) and then you can't easily dismiss Maurice Bernard making faces as the old man from the cave. Throw in a half-dozen miniatures, an octopus versus shark contest, a great montage scene and a Nescafe moment and you've got a certified, 63 minute turkey.

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