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Crack in the World (1965)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi | 15 April 1965 (USA)
A dying scientist pushes forward his project to tap through to the Earth's magma layer, with results that threaten to destroy the Earth as we know it.

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Andrew Marton

Writers:

Jon Manchip White (story), Jon Manchip White (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Complete credited cast:
Dana Andrews ... Dr. Stephen Sorenson
Janette Scott ... Dr. Maggie Sorenson
Kieron Moore ... Dr. Ted Rampion
Alexander Knox ... Sir Charles Eggerston
Peter Damon Peter Damon ... John Masefield
Jim Gillen Jim Gillen ... Rand
Gary Lasdun Gary Lasdun ... Markov
Alfred Brown ... Dr. Bill Evans
Mike Steen ... Steele
Emilio Carrere Emilio Carrere
Sydna Scott Sydna Scott ... Angela
John Karlsen ... Dr. Reynolds
Todd Martin Todd Martin ... Simpson
Ben Tatar Ben Tatar ... Indian Ambassador
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Dr. Stephen Sorenson plans to tap the geothermal energy of the Earth's interior by means of a thermonuclear device detonated deep within the earth. Despite dire warnings by fellow scientist Ted Rampion, Dr. Sorenson proceeds with the experiment after secretly learning that he is terminally ill. This experiment causes a crack to form and grow within the Earth's crust, which threatens to split the Earth in two if it is not stopped in time. Written by Teresa E. Tutt <tuttt@rpi.edu>

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Trivia

Dana Andrews has starred with Janette Scott's future husband, Mel Torme, in The Fearmakers (1958). See more »

Goofs

After the dive in the mini-sub, Dr. Sorenson asks Dr. Rampion for the negatives so he can inspect them more carefully. The negatives are 120 square format negs, but the cameras used onboard the sub were 35mm format. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Dr. Maggie Sorenson: But, Sir Charles, the project entrance is half a mile further on!
Sir Charles Eggerston: I know, Mrs. Sorenson. I wanted to stop here to take a better look at THAT. That's your drill tower, isn't it?
Dr. Maggie Sorenson: Yes, it is.
Sir Charles Eggerston: What's that missile doing up there? I thought we came here to discuss with your husband the POSSIBILITY of using an atomic warhead.
Dr. Maggie Sorenson: HALF a missile, Sir Charles. If you look closely, you'll see it's not armed.
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Connections

Referenced in Fantastic Voyage (1968) See more »

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I Agree
10 February 2001 | by XPDaySee all my reviews

This is an outstanding movie. The acting and direction are well above par for this genre. The cinematography and effects are truly eye-popping. The tension builds to a spectacular climax.

I am shocked to find that it is not available as video in any format!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 April 1965 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$873,000 (estimated)
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Security Pictures See more »
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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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