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Seven Wonders of the World (1956)

Not Rated | | Documentary, History | 11 April 1956 (USA)
Lowell Thomas searches the world for natural and man made wonders and invites the audience to try to update the ancient Greek list of "Seven Wonders of the World."

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Prosper Buranelli (narration), Prosper Buranelli (scenario) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Lowell Thomas ... Himself
Paul Mantz ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Claude Dauphin ... Narrator (French version) / Récitant (voice)
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Storyline

Lowell Thomas searches the world for natural and man made wonders and invites the audience to try to update the ancient Greek list of "Seven Wonders of the World."

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cinerama | travel | See All (2) »

Taglines:

MOST FABULOUS ADVENTURE OF ALL TIME! From TEXAS to TIMBUKTU and the far corners of the earth! YOU ARE THERE with CINERAMA and ONLY CINERAMA PUTS YOU IN THE PICTURE! (original print ad - mostly caps) See more »


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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 April 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

As Sete Maravilhas do Mundo See more »

Filming Locations:

Pawling, New York, USA See more »

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Gross USA:

$32,100,000
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Sound Mix:

Cinerama 7-Track

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.59 : 1
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Trivia

Salvador Dalí was commissioned to make paintings of each of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Although the paintings were completed, they were never used in the film. See more »

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First movie I remember seeing
16 May 2006 | by robplunkett2See all my reviews

This was the first movie I remember ever seeing in a theater. It was the Cinerama Dome and it was shown in grand style complete with a program. Cinerama was supposed to the be the IMAX of its age. It was shown on a special screen that was higher and extended farther than was normal. I imagine the experience was lost when it was shown in a regular theater. Pop kept saying how great it was that they showed it in a way that made you feel you were there. I had no basis upon with to compare it to the normal movie-going experience.

It was basically a travelogue, but a good one, I recall, at least to a four-year-old. I've never seen it rerun or on video or DVD etc. I don't know how anybody under 50 could possibly have an opinion on it.


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