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Admiral Nelson takes a brand new atomic submarine through its paces. When the Van Allen radiation belt catches fire, the admiral must find a way to beat the heat or watch the world go up in smoke. Written by
The submarine is energized with electricity to shock the giant squid from the hull. However in practice this is not possible since an infinite amount of electricity could be instantly grounded into the highly conductive ocean waters. Furthermore, for anything to feel an electric shock, there needs to be a complete circuit from the hull through the body and into ground (the ocean) which isn't possible since there is a direct connection (short circuit) of the hull to the ocean. See more »
Alvarez... are you saying that Man must accept destruction even though it's in his power to prevent it?
It's not for us to judge, Admiral.
Not to judge, maybe; but we can reason. If God ordains that Man should die without a fight, then why does He give us the will to live?
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When i first saw this film on DVD i thought, wow! Its great, its got my favourite actress Joan Fontaine who is really good in it and i'm glad Irwin Allen considered her for the role because its a good movie for all these stars. This film was a major box office hit in 1961 and a big cult classic to this day. The sets have dated but thats part of the fun, its best viewed on DVD with the widescreen presentation. Walter Pidgeon is quite good as the captain and 'Jeannie' Barbara Eden is quite good in one of her first roles, i think. Frankie Avalon does a beautiful entry for the films title song. Its mystery and actually quite sad. The ending of the film came a big shock to me as the saboteur came out of the radioactive engine room. You'll never guess who it is!
Watch this film i highly recommend it, sure the story is quite far fetched but sit back and relax, this film has more intelligence and acting power than any new movie like 'Dude Wheres My Car' or American Pie. See this film for great veterans (Fontaine, Pidgeon, Peter Lorre!, Eden and Avalon). 10/10
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