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

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Overblown Adventure Story See more (31 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)
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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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Additional Details

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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Trivia:
In the early phases of production there was no script, but they knew what special effects sequences were needed and special effects creator Eugène Lourié shot many of the miniature sequences before the writing was complete.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: Near the start of the film, some boys are looking at the volcano through wooden tubes. The camera is looking upwards to their faces, yet the view of the village behind them is one that is looking down from a height.See more »
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15 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Overblown Adventure Story, 21 October 2005
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

Back in the early Fifties, Republic Pictures made a feature film Fair Wind to Java that featured the Krakatoa volcanic eruption and explosion that was a B film and didn't pretend anything else. Too bad the era of B films was at an end when this one came out.

Don't get me wrong, Krakatoa, East of Java had great special effects, but it would have been nice if there had been a story worthy of those effects.

Captain Maximilian Schell is using his tramp steamer to go on a diving expedition to recover lost pearls. He has to locate the ship that they went down in so Max is prepared. He's got a father and son team of balloonists, Rossano Brazzi and Sal Mineo, a deep sea diver Brian Keith and his sweetheart Barbara Werle and Diane Baker who is the widow of the guy who lost the pearls in the first place.

And then the Dutch authorities decide he's to take on a gang of convicts for transportation. Their leader, J.D. Cannon is a former mate on Schell's ship and Schell out of friendship gives him the freedom of the deck.

I'll stop here because this thing gets dumber as it goes along. Why in heaven's name would Schell even take his ship out looking for riches with a group of convicts on is beyond me. If the authorities insisted he take them, I'd have dropped the convicts where they were to go first and then gone for the pearls. Or maybe not taken the thing out at all. And surely not have given Cannon the freedom of the deck. What a moron.

Why Brian Keith has Barbara along also doesn't make sense. Maybe he don't trust her to behave, but his reasons are obscure. And director Bernard Kowalski gives Werle a musical number. Whose decision was that to include it in the film? It's not even that good.

In a recent biography of Sal Mineo, the author recounts that when this film was having its premiere in Honolulu, Mineo walked out of the premiere, proclaiming to one and all what a piece of trash this film was. I probably think Sal knew it, but at the time he needed the dough.

Maximilian Schell is a fine actor, but action adventure hero he's not. Either he did this as an effort to expand his horizons or he too needed the dough.

Maybe one day someone will make a good film about Krakatoa, but this ain't the one. And who knows, maybe that someone will correctly place Krakatoa west of Java.

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