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Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961)

 -  Adventure | Sci-Fi  -  12 July 1961 (USA)
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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... See full summary »

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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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Dr. Jamieson
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Vice-Adm. B.J. Crawford
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Congressman Llewellyn Parker
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Dr. Zucco
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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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Rated PG for some perilous situations | See all certifications »

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Journey to the Bottom of the Sea  »

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Some of the sub's equipment and sound effects were recycled from The Fly (1958). See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Admiral Nelson: Alvarez... are you saying that Man must accept destruction even though it's in his power to prevent it?
Alvarez: It's not for us to judge, Admiral.
Admiral Nelson: 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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Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea
Written by Russell Faith
Sung by Frankie Avalon
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smoke gets in your eyes
6 April 2004 | by (sparks nv) – See all my reviews

Walter Pidgeon leads fellow iconoclasts aboard a giant, futuristic (for 1961) submarine in a desperate race to save the world from firey oblivion. Another reviewer once commented that there was plenty of action but precious little logic in this film, but so what? If one views it as escapist nonsense, it's pretty enjoyable, even if the plot does get a little overheated (sorry, we couldn't resist) toward the end. Van Allen belt catching fire? Absurd. Three thousand foot crush depth for a Thresher-class attack sub? Ridiculous. But again, so what? The effects hold up pretty well, there's a solid cast including Peter Lorre (not his last film but clearly his days were numbered), Michael Ansara, and Frankie Avalon, who was thrown into the mix to attract a younger audience, and, of course, the giant octopus. The octopus scene was actually shot in reverse, since octopi are quite timid and this one could not be coaxed into attaching itself to the submarine for any usable length of time. Seriously though, in spite of bad science and stupendous leaps of questionable logic, "Voyage" is a better than average vintage sci-fi flick. Make a big bowl of popcorn and enjoy the ride!


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