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Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961)

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When the Earth is threatened by a burning Van Allen Radiation Belt, US Navy Admiral Harriman Nelson plans to shoot a nuclear missile at the Belt using his experimental atomic submarine, the Seaview.

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Cast

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Dr. Susan Hiller
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Lt Cathy Connors
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Comm. Lucius Emery
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Miguel Alvarez
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Lt (j.g.) Danny Romano
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Dr. Jamieson
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Vice-Adm. B.J. Crawford
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Congressman Llewellyn Parker
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Dr. Zucco
Skip Ward ...
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Seaman Jimmy 'Red' Smith
Charles Tannen ...
CPO Gleason
Del Monroe ...
Seaman Kowski (as Delbert Monroe)
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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 <GM.Augusta@worldnet.att.net>

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Race from outer space to seven miles below the sea ... with amazing aquanauts of the deep !


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Rated PG for some perilous situations | See all certifications »

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12 July 1961 (USA)  »

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Irwin Allen's Production of Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea  »

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$1,580,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

During the "Seaview's" first dive, a sound effect from "War Of The Worlds" is used in the main control room. It is the sound of a Martian War Machine powering up its heat ray. See more »

Goofs

During the fight scene right after the 'crash dive', the fighting crewmen bump a fire extinguisher which loosely swings back and forth. Any fire extinguisher on a sub would be securely fastened and not hanging loose. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Admiral Nelson: Full speed for home, Lee.
Capt. Lee Crane: Aye, aye, sir.
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Connections

Edited into The Amazing Captain Nemo (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea
Sung by Frankie Avalon
by Russell Faith
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Great fun! Full of mystery
29 May 2004 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

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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