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Director:
Writers:
Irwin Allen (screenplay) and
Charles Bennett (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
12 July 1961 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Admiral Nelson takes a brand new atomic submarine through its paces. When the Van Allen radiation belt catches fire... See more » | Add synopsis »
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NewsDesk:
(3 articles)
Oscar Winner Joan Fontaine Dead At Age 96
 (From CinemaRetro. 16 December 2013, 7:12 AM, PST)

R.I.P. Joan Fontaine
 (From Dark Horizons. 15 December 2013, 5:03 PM, PST)

Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea Can Be Yours On Blu-ray October 8th
 (From ScifiMafia. 15 August 2013, 7:00 AM, PDT)

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smoke gets in your eyes See more (64 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Walter Pidgeon ... Adm. Harriman Nelson

Joan Fontaine ... Dr. Susan Hiller

Barbara Eden ... Lt Cathy Connors

Peter Lorre ... Comm. Lucius Emery

Robert Sterling ... Capt. Lee Crane

Michael Ansara ... Miguel Alvarez

Frankie Avalon ... Lt (j.g.) Danny Romano

Regis Toomey ... Dr. Jamieson

John Litel ... Vice-Adm. B.J. Crawford

Howard McNear ... Congressman Llewellyn Parker

Henry Daniell ... Dr. Zucco
Skip Ward ... Crew member

Mark Slade ... Seaman Jimmy 'Red' Smith
Charles Tannen ... CPO Gleason
Del Monroe ... Seaman Kowski (as Delbert Monroe)
Anthony Monaco ... Cookie
Michael Ford ... Crew member

Robert Easton ... Sparks
Jonathan Gilmore ... Seaman George Young
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Richard Adams ... Crew Member (uncredited)
Art Baker ... UN Commentator (uncredited)
Robert Buckingham ... Crew Member (uncredited)
Charles Dierkop ... Pilot of the Seaview (uncredited)
George Diestel ... Lt. Hodges (uncredited)
John Giovanni ... Italian Delegate (uncredited)
Larry Gray ... Dr. Newmar (uncredited)
William Herrin ... Crew Member (uncredited)
Kendrick Huxham ... UN Chairman (uncredited)
David McLean ... Ned Thompson (uncredited)
Jimmy Murphy ... Crew Member (uncredited)

Directed by
Irwin Allen 
 
Writing credits
Irwin Allen (screenplay) and
Charles Bennett (screenplay)

Irwin Allen (story)

Produced by
Irwin Allen .... producer
 
Original Music by
Paul Sawtell 
Bert Shefter 
 
Cinematography by
Winton C. Hoch  (as Winton Hoch)
 
Film Editing by
George Boemler 
 
Art Direction by
Herman A. Blumenthal 
Jack Martin Smith 
 
Set Decoration by
Walter M. Scott 
John Sturtevant 
 
Costume Design by
Paul Zastupnevich 
 
Makeup Department
Ben Nye .... makeup artist
Helen Turpin .... hair stylist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ad Schaumer .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Alfred Bruzlin .... sound
Warren B. Delaplain .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Johnny Borgese .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
L.B. Abbott .... special photographic effects
 
Stunts
Johnny Hagner .... stunts (uncredited)
Zale Parry .... underwater stunts (uncredited)
Paul Stader .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John Lamb .... underwater cinematographer
 
Music Department
Max Reese .... orchestrator
Victor Arno .... musician: violin (uncredited)
Pete Carpenter .... musician: trombone (uncredited)
Louis Kaufman .... musician: violin (uncredited)
Richard Nash .... musician: trombone (uncredited)
Milton Raskin .... musician: piano (uncredited)
Paul Sawtell .... conductor (uncredited)
Urban Thielmann .... musician: piano (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Jim Martell .... transportation coordinator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Al Gail .... assistant to producer
Fred Zendar .... technical advisor
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Global Crisis" - Japan (English title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG for some perilous situations
Runtime:
105 min
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
4-Track Stereo (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Australia:G | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Canada:PG (video rating) | Finland:K-12 | Sweden:11 | UK:U | USA:PG | USA:Approved (certificate #19888) (original rating) | West Germany:12 (nf)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The fins at the rear of the "Seaview" resemble the tail fins of a 1961 Cadillac.See more »
Goofs:
Plot holes: News reports of the Earth's gradual demise are played on the ship's intercom system for some time so all crew members can hear it. Only after the crew hear the bad news for a while does the admiral institute a news blackout to save crew morale. Waiting until after they hear it does no good, and no respectable boat captain would allow bad news to be played.See more »
Quotes:
Sparks:U.S.O.S. Seaview calling Washington. Come in, Washington.
[pause]
Sparks:Twenty-five hours of static in my ear. Man, I'm getting shell-shocked.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Rewind This! (2013)See more »
Soundtrack:
Voyage To The Bottom Of The SeaSee more »

FAQ

Barbara Eden & Michael Ansara---First Movie They Did Together?
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20 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
smoke gets in your eyes, 6 April 2004
Author: march9hare from sparks nv

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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