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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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Director:
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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 »
Plot:
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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Unda da Sea! See more (37 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)
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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
 
Other crew
Raymond Guth .... set supervisor (as Ray Guth)
Brianne Murphy .... dialogue director (as Bri Murphy)
Jerry Warren .... presenter
 
Crew believed to be complete


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70 min | USA:64 min (DVD)
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In an interview, star Robert Clarke said that the film's cinematographer is actually a well-known Hollywood cameraman who used the pseudonym "Victor Fisher" so he wouldn't get in trouble with the union for taking a job on this non-union picture.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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13 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Unda da Sea!, 21 August 2006
Author: Coventry from the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls

Wow, what an incredibly BORING movie!! I kept on singing the cheerful songs of "The Little Mermaid" and "Finding Nemo" in order to stay awake, but it was just hopeless! And yet it all started out so promising, with a typical 1950's Sci-Fi voice-over that informs us that the sea is a largely undiscovered jungle that will always hide mysterious secrets for us, idiotic humans. While this guy is talking, there's this ultra-, super-, mega-cool battle going on between a shark and an octopus! That stuff was fascinating!! And then, sadly, the actual movie begins… Veteran actor John Carradine stars as the leader of a sea-expedition (I'm not even sure of that) that sends a diving bell containing four people to the bottom of the ocean. Something goes terribly wrong and the crew is considered lost. They're not dead, unfortunately, but end up in an undersea network of caves where it's possible to breath normally. There's no encounter with Ursula the Wicked Sea Witch, but they do hook up with an old bearded guy who claims to live there since 14 years already. From then on, there's absolutely NOTHING going on apart from tedious speeches and lousy acting. This movie is not even worth mocking! All the cast members seem to believe they're involved in some kind of masterpiece of Science Fiction, which makes it all the more sad. Even though it only runs 64 minutes, I strongly recommend not wasting your precious time on this thing.

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