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Writers:
Cliff Gould (written by) and
Bernard Gordon (written by)
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Release Date:
14 May 1969 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The most cataclysmic event in man's history! See more »
Plot:
In 1883, ship captain Hanson plans a shipwreck salvage mission in The Dutch East Indies to retrieve a cargo of pearls but an unexpected volcano eruption and a state-ordered transport of convicts upset his plans. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. See more »
NewsDesk:
(2 articles)
R.I.P. Geoffrey Holder
 (From Dark Horizons. 6 October 2014, 8:45 PM, PDT)

Oscar Winner Maximillian Schell Dead At Age 83
 (From CinemaRetro. 2 February 2014, 5:33 AM, PST)

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Colorful catastrophe film with spellbinding and impressive cinematography See more (33 total) »

Cast

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Maximilian Schell ... Captain Hanson

Diane Baker ... Laura

Brian Keith ... Connerly
Barbara Werle ... Charley

Sal Mineo ... Leoncavallo

Rossano Brazzi ... Giovanni

John Leyton ... Rigby

J.D. Cannon ... Danzig
Jacqueline Chan ... Toshi (as Jacqui Chan)
Robert Hall ... Guard (also as Rob't Hall)
Victoria Young ... Kiko

Marc Lawrence ... Jacobs
Midori Arimoto ... Midori

Niall MacGinnis ... Harbor Master (as Niall Macginnis)
Joseph Hann ... Kuan
Sumi Haru ... Sumi

Geoffrey Holder ... Sailor
Alan Hoskins ... Jan
Peter B. Kowalski ... Peter (as Peter Kowalski)
John Clark
Leoncito Cayetano
Peter Graves
Mike Brendel
Jerzy Radlowsky (as Jerzy Radlowski)
Larry Hawkins
Mark Slaten
José Jaspe
Martín Díaz (as Martin Diaz)
David Aller
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eugène Lourié ... Telegrapher (uncredited)
Nikki Van der Zyl ... Toshi (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Bernard L. Kowalski 
 
Writing credits
Cliff Gould (written by) (as Clifford Newton Gould) and
Bernard Gordon (written by)

Produced by
William R. Forman .... producer
Lester A. Sansom .... associate producer
Philip Yordan .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Frank De Vol  (as De Vol)
 
Cinematography by
Manuel Berenguer (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Walter Hannemann  (as Walter Hanneman)
Warren Low 
Maurice Rootes 
 
Production Design by
Eugène Lourié  (as Eugene Lourie)
 
Art Direction by
Julio Molina (uncredited)
Luis Pérez Espinosa (uncredited)
 
Set Decoration by
Antonio Mateos (set decorations)
 
Costume Design by
Laure Lourié  (as Laure De Zarate)
 
Makeup Department
Julián Ruiz .... makeup artist (as Julian Ruiz)
 
Production Management
José Manuel M. Herrero .... production manager
Gregorio Sacristán .... production supervisor (as Gregorio Sacristan)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Frank Kowalski .... second unit director (as Francis L. Kowalski)
José María Ochoa .... assistant director (as José Mª Ochoa)
 
Art Department
Julián Mateos .... property master (as Julian Mateos)
José María Alarcón .... assistant set decorator (uncredited)
Francisco Prósper .... construction coordinator (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Kenneth Heeley-Ray .... sound editor
Kurt Hernfeld .... sound editor (as Kurt Herrnfeld)
Gordon K. McCallum .... sound recordist (as Gordon McCallum)
Wally Milner .... sound recordist
Donald C. Rogers .... sound (uncredited)
Otto Snel .... re-recording mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Basilio Cortijo .... special effects assistant
Eugène Lourié .... special effects sequences director (as Eugene Lourie)
Alex Weldon .... special effects
Francisco Prósper .... miniatures (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John Cabrera .... second unit photography
Antonio Luengo .... still photography
Eduardo Noé .... camera operator (as Eduardo Noe)
Egil S. Woxholt .... underwater photography
Donald C. Rogers .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Charles Simminger .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Don Record .... montage designer
Jim Hopkins .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Mack David .... songs: music & lyrics by
 
Other crew
Eva Del Castillo .... script supervisor
Lew Gerard .... script supervisor
John Kirby .... dialogue coach
Don Record .... titles designer
Donald C. Rogers .... technical director (uncredited)
Herbert L. Strock .... adr director (uncredited)
 

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Also Known As:
"Volcano" - USA (reissue title)
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Runtime:
131 min | UK:147 min (BBFC submission before censorship)
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
70 mm 6-Track (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:G | Finland:K-12 | Singapore:PG | Sweden:11 | UK:PG (Video rating) (1996) (2008) | UK:U (re-rating) (1969) | UK:X (original rating) (1968) | USA:G | West Germany:12

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Trivia:
At the time this was in production, Rome was building an extension of its subway system. Some of the excavated dirt was piled on the back lot at Cinecitta. Eugène Lourié made arrangements to use the 70-foot mound of dirt as one of the miniatures of Krakatoa.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Near the start of the film, some boys are looking at the volcano through wooden tubes. As they do not have any lenses, all this would do would be to restrict the boys' field of view.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Is There Sex After Death? (1971)See more »

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13 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Colorful catastrophe film with spellbinding and impressive cinematography, 23 July 2005
Author: ma-cortes

Adventure/epic movie with a light and plain plot about a vessel weigh anchor from Singapur and with a motley and disparate crew (Diane Baker, Rossano Brazzi, Sal Mineo, Barbara Werle, among others) looking for a hidden treasure in a shipwrecked long time ago . The ship captain (Maximilian Schell) will have to confront rebels , deep-sea divers (Brian Keith), prisoner breakouts (J.D.Cannon) , mutiny , fire and facing specially the Krakatoa volcanic explosion (1883) , which proved to be the most spectacular natural disaster in history .

This jumbled picture was exhibited in big screen called Cinerama . This became one of the last features to use Todd-AO for principal photography . The film unites the Julio Verne's spirit with melodrama and the action footage is top-notch . There are varied procession of characters , typical shallow roles of catastrophic cinema that a few years later consecrates ¨ Airport ¨ (by George Seaton) , but is hampered by simple characterizations . Breathtaking , spectacular cinematography by Manuel Berenguer , outdoors have been shot in Islands Canarias (Spain) and scenarios are glimmer and glittering as when the ship cross through the cliffs while the volcano erupts . The climax is served by overwhelming special effects by Alex Weldon and the master Eugene Lorie (who had Oscar nomination) , it has main issue the volcano Krakatoa (in the map on the west , no east) and the historical eruption and continuing a demolishing seaquake , climaxed by volcanic explosion , tidal wave or tsunami . Krakatoa Island remained destroyed and died approximately 35.000 people in the catastrophe . The producers learned of the geographic error , Krakatoa was west of Java in the Sundra Strait , only after all of the advertising and publicity materials had been prepared. It was deemed too costly to re-do these materials, and possibly delay the release, for the sake of simple geographic accuracy . Frank De Vol musical score (Robert Aldrich's habitual musician) is good and evocative . Heavily cut after premiere , leaving tale more muddle than before . The motion picture was regularly directed by Bernard L.Kowalski . Rating : Passable and entertaining .

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