5.3/10
503
21 user 4 critic

City Beneath the Sea (1971)

A group of 21st-century colonists inhabit an underwater city called Pacifica. They find that they must defend their city against hostile alien forces.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (story)
Reviews
Popularity
2,180 ( 11,120)

On Disc

at Amazon

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Certificate: Passed Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Two American divers are distracted by fair ladies and skulduggery while trying to salvage a gold ship off Jamaica.

Director: Budd Boetticher
Stars: Robert Ryan, Mala Powers, Anthony Quinn
City Beneath the Sea (TV Short 1969)
Short | Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Failed pilot for a show that was meant to replace Star Trek after it got canceled. In the future, humans and humanoid amphibians live in cities beneath the sea. Matthews and the crew of his sub Titan must save their city from a saboteur.

Director: Irwin Allen
Stars: Lloyd Bochner, James Brolin, Glenn Corbett
Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The submarine Seaview is commissioned to investigate the mysteries of the seas. Usually it finds more problems than answers...

Stars: Richard Basehart, David Hedison, Robert Dowdell
Horror | Mystery | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Aliens come to Earth seeking scientists to help them in their war.

Director: Joseph M. Newman
Stars: Jeff Morrow, Faith Domergue, Rex Reason
Sci-Fi | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Lonely, deranged puppet-master designs a machine that shrinks people.

Director: Bert I. Gordon
Stars: John Agar, John Hoyt, June Kenney
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

An Englishman vacationing in a Ruritarian kingdom is recruited to impersonate his cousin, the soon-to-be-crowned king when the monarch is drugged and kidnapped.

Director: Richard Thorpe
Stars: Stewart Granger, Deborah Kerr, Louis Calhern
Adventure | Fantasy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

In 1903, in Cornwall, a group of locals discover an underwater city, dating back to 1803, that hides a society of smugglers and aquatic creatures.

Director: Jacques Tourneur
Stars: Vincent Price, Tab Hunter, David Tomlinson
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

When the Earth is threatened by a burning Van Allen Radiation Belt, US Navy Admiral Harriman Nelson plans to shoot a nuclear missile at the Belt using his experimental atomic submarine, the Seaview.

Director: Irwin Allen
Stars: Walter Pidgeon, Joan Fontaine, Barbara Eden
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Admiral Matthews
...
Lia Holmes
...
Commander Patterson
Burr DeBenning ...
Aguila (as Burr De Benning)
Susana Miranda ...
Elena
...
Barton
...
Professor Holmes
...
the President
...
Dr. Ziegler
...
Dr. Talty
Sugar Ray Robinson ...
Captain Hunter
...
Bill Holmes
...
Captain Lunderson (as Bill Bryant)
...
Young Officer (as Bob Dowdell)
Edward G. Robinson Jr. ...
Dr. Burkson
Edit

Storyline

A group of 21st-century colonists inhabit an underwater city called Pacifica. Originally intended as a purely scientific installation, the U. S. government wants to stash all its gold reserves from Fort Knox there, along with a fantastic new radioactive element. The brother of Pacifica's returning former commander plans to steal the gold and on top of that, the city faces destruction by an asteroid from outer space. Written by <darkobserver@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Theirs was the most dangerous mission in history . . . to save the world from total destruction!


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

25 January 1971 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Irwin Allen's production of City Beneath the Sea  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Irwin Allen also prepared a presentation reel for this concept, with Glenn Corbett and Francine York. See more »

Goofs

The asteroid that hit the earth 65 million years ago was only about 6 miles across. An asteroid/planetoid 10 miles across made up of such dense matter would cause such devastation that most, if not all, life would be destroyed. See more »

Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: JUNE 12, 2053 THE ATLANTIC OCEAN

THE SAME DAY NEW YORK CITY See more »

Connections

Remake of City Beneath the Sea (1969) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Great Movie. It should be released on DVD
16 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Unfortunately City Beneath The Sea has not been aired as far as I know for several years. I scan listings regularly for it. Effects as I recall were way ahead of its time. Plot was terrific and acting was great. The original version is ripe for showing on TV again as well as a DVD release. And with re-makes being all the rage lately, this would be a good one to remake as well. This movie was listed in one of Blockbuster's annual movie guides, indicating that it was due for release, but it never happened. If it is ever aired again, don't miss it! If it is ever released on DVD, buy it! You will not be disappointed.


5 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?