MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 5,829 this week

The Underwater City (1962)

 -  Sci-Fi  -  19 April 1962 (Mexico)
5.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.1/10 from 56 users  
Reviews: 1 user | 1 critic

An engineer, a psychologist and several other disparate types take part in an experiment to see if people can live for extended periods of time in a city built under the ocean.

Director:

Writers:

(story), (story), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 127 titles
created 26 Sep 2011
 
a list of 49 titles
created 09 May 2012
 
a list of 653 titles
created 26 Mar 2013
 
a list of 213 titles
created 23 Apr 2013
 
a list of 299 titles
created 25 Jun 2013
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Underwater City (1962)

The Underwater City (1962) on IMDb 5.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Underwater City.

Videos

1 video »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

After his brother the sheriff is murdered, Bat Masterson is elected to the job and is determined to find the killer and make Dodge City safe.

Director: Joseph M. Newman
Stars: Joel McCrea, Julie Adams, John McIntire
Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Peter Stirling (with his old friend the talking mule) is recalled to active duty...in the WACs!

Director: Arthur Lubin
Stars: Donald O'Connor, Julie Adams, Chill Wills
McQ (1974)
Action | Drama | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Police Lieutenant Lon McQ investigates the killing of his best friend and uncovers corrupt elements of the police department dealing in confiscated drugs.

Director: John Sturges
Stars: John Wayne, Eddie Albert, Diana Muldaur
Adventure | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A strange prehistoric beast lurks in the depths of the Amazonian jungle. A group of scientists try to capture the animal and bring it back to civilization for study.

Director: Jack Arnold
Stars: Richard Carlson, Julie Adams, Richard Denning
Action | Biography | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

After being released from prison, former gun-fighter John Wesley Hardin hopes to have his autobiography published in order to rehabilitate his tarnished reputation.

Director: Raoul Walsh
Stars: Rock Hudson, Julie Adams, Mary Castle
Adventure | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Mark Fallon, with partner Kansas John Polly, tries to introduce honest gambling on the riverboats. His first success makes enemies of the crooked gamblers and of fair Angelique Dureau, ... See full summary »

Director: Rudolph Maté
Stars: Tyrone Power, Piper Laurie, Julie Adams
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A brave longshoreman lingers on after being gunned down by 3 racketeers, as a determined assistant D.A. searches hard for fearful witnesses against the men.

Director: Arnold Laven
Stars: Richard Egan, Jan Sterling, Dan Duryea
Raymie (1960)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Raymie (David Ladd), a nine-year-old boy and an avid fisherman, dreams of catching a legendary giant barracuda know as Old Moe. When he finally accomplishes the feat of landing Old Moe, he ... See full summary »

Director: Frank McDonald
Stars: David Ladd, Julie Adams, John Agar
One Desire (1955)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Circa 1900, runaway boy Nugget arrives in an Oklahoma boom town to find his brother...who's a dealer in the casino section of a palatial bawdy house, and lover of the madam, Tacey Cromwell.... See full summary »

Director: Jerry Hopper
Stars: Anne Baxter, Rock Hudson, Julie Adams
Adventure | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Young David, orphaned en route to California, falls into the hands of medicine-show rascal Baltimore Dan. Years later, now a trained thief, he's adopted by eccentric 'Doc' Brown, retired ... See full summary »

Director: Ted Tetzlaff
Stars: William Powell, Julie Adams, Charles Drake
Slim Carter (1957)
Comedy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Hughie Mack, a not so nice western singer, is discovered by Clover Doyle as the next movie cowboy hero. His name is changed to Slim Carter and a promotional buildup begins. Leo Gallaher, an... See full summary »

Director: Richard Bartlett
Stars: Jock Mahoney, Julie Adams, Tim Hovey
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Sheriff Lane Dakota captures robbery-murder suspect Greiner just as the latter is wounded in an Apache ambush. At remote outpost Apache River, Lane and his prisoner spend the night with ... See full summary »

Director: Lee Sholem
Stars: Stephen McNally, Julie Adams, Hugh Marlowe
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
William Lundigan ...
Bob Gage
...
Dr. Monica Powers
...
Tim Graham
Carl Benton Reid ...
Dr. Junius Halstead
Chet Douglas ...
Chuck Marlow
Paul Dubov ...
George Burnett
Karen Norris ...
Phyllis Gatewood
...
Dotty Steele
Edward Mallory ...
Lt. Wally Steele
Edit

Storyline

An engineer, a psychologist and several other disparate types take part in an experiment to see if people can live for extended periods of time in a city built under the ocean.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

underwater city

Genres:

Sci-Fi

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

19 April 1962 (Mexico)  »

Also Known As:

La ciudad submarina  »

Box Office

Budget:

$350,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

(Eastmancolor)
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Although the film was shot in color, producer Alex Gordon stopped in a theater where it was showing and was astounded to see that it was being shown in black and white. He checked with Columbia Pictures, the distributor, and was informed that all release prints of the film were in black and white. Gordon could not get anyone at Columbia to explain to him why the film was released that way. Later, when the film was syndicated to television, the prints that were sent out were in color. Gordon couldn't get Columbia to explain that, either. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Pleasant, Inoffensive Sci-Fi
17 April 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was one of the last science-fiction adventure relics from the 1950s to early 1960s before the JFK assassination changed the mood of this genre to something less innocent and more grim. Lovely Julie Adams portrays a psychologist who tests engineer William Lundigan to ascertain that he can lead a construction effort to build the world's first underwater metropolis. After completion, the couple plus several others, move down to the city, until it is discovered that it was built on a fault line, creating climactic chaos. An interesting idea, shot in color, is hampered by the fact that it was filmed entirely indoors, on sound stages. The underwater scenes were created by filming through double-paned, water-filled aquarium glasses. Also a laundry alert: Adams wears the same orange outfit 3 times! Karen Norris gives a good performance as a nutritionist, spouting several intriguing ideas of why one should live underwater, while the others (although Lundigan is sausage-stuffed into his diving gear) are competent.


12 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
when will it be on TV or on DVD? edwardsft
is this the one where... nineminehair
Discuss The Underwater City (1962) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?