Based on the HG Wells story. The world is delighted when a space craft containing a crew made up of the world's astronauts lands on the moon, they think for the first time. But the delight ... See full summary »
Dr. Stephen Sorenson plans to tap the geothermal energy of the Earth's interior by means of a thermonuclear device detonated deep within the earth. Despite dire warnings by fellow scientist Ted Rampion, Dr. Sorenson proceeds with the experiment after secretly learning that he is terminally ill. This experiment causes a crack to form and grow within the Earth's crust, which threatens to split the Earth in two if it is not stopped in time. Written by
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Eugène Lourié had two models of the gantry built. The second was made of balsa wood for the explosion scene. This insured complete destruction of the gantry while avoiding the danger of the set being sprayed by shrapnel. See more »
Nuclear Explosion at the Tukomor volcano is stock footage of the Operation Crossroads "Baker" shot. Battleships can be seen in the ocean as the blast wave advances. See more »
This is a pretty decent "end of the world" flick from the 1960's. The story is good and the acting is pretty decent. The only flaw in this film is the love triangle, which seems to bog the film down. However, besides the story and the acting the special effects are great considering that this film was released in 1965. I just wish that they would show it more often on television.
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