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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 »
Genre:
Tagline:
Race from outer space to seven miles below the sea ... with amazing aquanauts of the deep !
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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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 (1996)
Runtime:
105 min
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Color:
Color (DeLuxe) | Color
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 | France:Tous publics | Sweden:11 | UK:U | USA:Approved (certificate #19888) (original rating) | USA:PG (certificate #34980) (1996) | West Germany:12 (nf)

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Trivia:
The tail fins of the "Seaview" resemble the those of a 1961 Cadillac. In the series' first season, stock footage of "Seaview" from this film was mixed with some new footage of a slightly altered model. The movie version has running lights on the tips of the tail fins. However, the model in the in newer footage has none. Additionally, the searchlight on her bow (which played an integral part in one of the film's best underwater action scenes) became a laser.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: 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:
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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Soundtrack:
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FAQ

Barbara Eden & Michael Ansara---First Movie They Did Together?
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14 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
MUST SEE, 26 February 1999
Author: JV-6 from United States

If you're a sci-fi junkie as I am, this is one of your MUST SEES. Irwin Allen's Nuclear powered "SEAVIEW" is a marvel. Must be seen in letterboxed format to appreciate all the effects. I saw it in the theatres when 1st released and I still am in awe of it. TV series only added to my delight. You'll enjoy this one.

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