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Release Date:
14 May 1969 (USA) See more »
The most cataclysmic event in man's history! See more »
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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Nominated for Oscar. See more »
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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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"We have a very good chance if we get to deep waters!" See more (32 total) »


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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 .... sound 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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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Volcano" - USA (reissue title)
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131 min | UK:147 min (BBFC submission before censorship)
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
70 mm 6-Track (Westrex Recording System)

Did You Know?

Eugène Lourié encountered a problem when shooting the miniatures with the large-format cameras. At the higher frame rates, the mechanisms of the Super Panavision camera would overheat. According to Lourié, each night one or two of the cameras would have to be repaired. Because of this problem, he was limited to a maximum frame rate of only 72 frames per second.See more »
Errors in geography: Krakatoa is, in fact, west of Java.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Is There Sex After Death? (1971)See more »


Midwest Premiere Took Place When & Where?
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34 out of 42 people found the following review useful.
"We have a very good chance if we get to deep waters!", 16 April 2000

The eruption of Krakatoa—an Indonesian volcano on Pulan island between Java and Sumatra—in 1883, is one of the most catastrophic witnessed by man...

The volcano's collapse triggered a series of tsunamis, or tidal waves, recorded as far away as South America and Hawaii... The greatest wave, which reached a height of 120 feet and took 36,000 lives in nearby coastal towns of Java and Sumatra, occurred just after the climactic explosion...

The scenes of the natural force (fireballs, typhoon, volcanic eruptions, tidal wave...) are of the most spectacular to charm the huge Cinerama screen...

Throughout the extraordinary cataclysm, the film is an epic adventure where we watch: A shipwreck with a hidden treasure; the best underwater man; deep-sea Polynesian divers with shattered lungs and claustrophobia; 30 dangerous convicts; mutiny and fire on the 'Batavia Queen'; singing nuns with innocent children; and a lost orphan boy looking for his mother...

Maximilian Schell is the valiant captain; Brian Keith, the troublemaker; Rossano Brazzi, the stubborn father; Sal Mineo, the rebel; Diana Baker the loving mother; and Barbara Werle, the obedient sweetheart...

Bernard L.Kowalski—in his feature film debut as director—achieves with effectiveness and ability an entertaining motion picture of an incredible day that shook the Earth where all life on the Krakatoa island group are buried under a raging river of molten lava with a terrifying tidal wave spreading its very high waters over the poor port of Anjer, and a very wise captain taking his ship to deep waters...

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