U.N.C.L.E. agents Solo and Kuryakin try to stop a megalomaniac who thinks he's like Alexander The Great, commits offenses against the ten commandments and steals chemical weapons from the army in order to achieve world domination.
Sub type is take on supersub Seaview from Voyage to bottom of sea with bow O nose. See more »
Dr. Standish free dives to 150 ft to rescue the mini-submersible after the collision with the whale disables it. When the SCUBA rescue team arrives, Standish takes 2-3 breaths from the divers regulator and immediately heads to the surface outpacing his exhaled air. If Standish had not taken the breaths from compressed air at depth, this would be no problem as the air would have returned to normal sea level volume, but since he did breathe compressed air at 150 ft. (appx 5 ATM) that air would have expanded to 5 times the volume at the surface. Failure to exhale while surfacing causes the diver to suffer an over pressure of the lungs/thorax resulting in a blowout (pneumothorax) and not the bends which is not a factor at this depth and time on bottom. See more »
I have seen this film only once - it was part of a holiday double bill with (I think, Captain Sinbad which starred Guy Madison). I must have been eleven at the time, and remember that my mother had agreed to take my younger brother and myself to see it at the ABC Haymarket cinema in Newcastle-upon-Tyne (happy days), on the strength of having seen the trailer, which made it look good. I remember to this day how I looked forward all week to seeing it, and how disappointed I was when I actually saw it. Seldom have I seen a film to compare, in terms of promising a lot and delivering nothing. Nothing happened of any consequence, until a scene between Lloyd Bridges and David McCallum - I recall the dialogue, something like 'where there are smaller fish there will be bigger fish' (sounds pretty innocuous now, I'm sure there must have been more menace in it than that). It must been pretty poor for me not to like an adventure film at the age of 11! And of course my poor Mum yawned her way through it too. She must have regarded it as a huge waste of money.
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