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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 »
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Tagline:
The most cataclysmic event in man's history! See more »
Plot:
The Dutch East Indies, in the late 19th century. Capt. Hanson of the "Batavia Queen" is preparing to embark on a salvage expedition... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. See more »
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(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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"Krak'd" all the way through... See more (32 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

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
 
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)
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Did You Know?

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 »

FAQ

Midwest Premiere Took Place When & Where?
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19 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
"Krak'd" all the way through..., 16 June 2004
Author: Poseidon-3 from Cincinnati, OH

Though "Airport" and "The Poseidon Adventure" are most often credited with kicking off the 1970's disaster craze, this film clocked in just a tad earlier and certainly has its share of catastrophes (though nothing is more disastrous in it than the script!) Set in the late 1800's, Schell is the treasure-seeking captain of The Batavia Queen, a steamship bound for a sunken boat that promises to contain bags of huge, priceless pearls. Baker plays his love interest, a mentally troubled lady upon whose memory the entire mission rests. She is also seeking her lost son who her husband off-loaded somewhere before dying. Keith plays a Laudinum-addicted diver who is literally near his last breath. He's toting tacky would-be singer Werle (outfitted in a series of blonde wigs no doubt leftover from her many TV western appearances.) Also on board are father/son balloonists Brazzi and Mineo, bell diver Leyton and a quartet of Japanese female divers, famed for their breath-holding ability. Things get off to a rough start when a sailor falls to his death merely loading the diving bell onto the ship! Then a thoroughly inappropriate song (sounding like The Beach Boys) plays as the ship slips out of port. It gets worse from there as birds mass, fish die, the sky turns orange, smoke descends everywhere and chunks of lava rock are hurled at the boat (and this is before the climactic eruption of the title volcano which, as everyone knows by now, is WEST of Java, not east!) There's even a gaggle of prisoners placed on board to add to the troubles. In the meantime, a lot of dull, pointless dramatics play out amongst the "Grand Motel"-level cast. Baker frets, alternately wooden and over-the-top. Keith engages in drug-induced violence. Werle sings the planet's deadliest song while stripping off her horribly non-period, period costume. Mineo flirts with the oldest of the female divers. Schell wanders around with a nipple hanging out of his torn shirt. The bell and the balloon run into trouble. Nothing seems to go right for these hapless salvage-seekers and it only gets worse when Krakatoa decides to blow (and blow!) At this point, the volcano shoots like a Roman candle, filling the air with ash and creating a massive tidal wave that would make George Clooney and Mark Wahlberg jealous. If any of this sounds entertaining, it really isn't except for some of the special effects. The characters are never properly fleshed out and mostly don't share much discernible chemistry with each other. The screenplay couldn't be any more thoughtless and pointless, though there is one memorable line when lower class Werle barks at Brazzi, "Labels are for jelly jars!" That one would even do well in today's PC environment! The film was heavily edited after its initial release and what remains is so dull it's hard to imagine what was cut! The opening credits act as a sort of trailer for the film. Some audiences may want to let watching that suffice and skip the rest of the movie!

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