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Around the World Under the Sea (1966)

The crew of a five-man submarine travels the world oceans, planting sensors on the ocean floor to warn scientists of any impending earthquakes.


Andrew Marton




Cast overview, first billed only:
Lloyd Bridges ... Dr. Doug Standish
Brian Kelly ... Dr. Craig Mosby
Shirley Eaton ... Dr. Margaret E. 'Maggie' Hanford
David McCallum ... Dr. Philip Volker
Keenan Wynn ... Hank Stahl
Marshall Thompson ... Dr. Orin Hillyard
Gary Merrill ... Dr. August 'Gus' Boren
Ron Hayes ... Brinkman
George Shibata George Shibata ... Prof. Uji Hamaru
Donald Linton Donald Linton ... Vice President
Frank Logan Frank Logan ... Captain of the Diligence
Don Wells Don Wells ... Sonar Man on the Dilligence
Jack Ewalt Jack Ewalt ... Jack Smith, mining platform superintendant
George De Vries George De Vries ... Coast Guard Lieutenant
Tony Gulliver Tony Gulliver ... Officer


Follows the adventures of a crew of the deep-diving nuclear-powered civilian research submarine Hydronaut making a submerged circumnavigation of the world to plant monitoring sensors on the ocean floor that will help scientists better predict impending earthquakes.

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4 men ... a beautiful woman ... and the fate of the world depends on how long their courage lasts! See more »


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Release Date:

22 June 1966 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La vuelta al mundo bajo el mar See more »


Box Office


$40,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Ivan Tors Productions See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

70 mm 6-Track (Westrex Recording System) (70 mm prints)| Mono (35 mm prints) (Westrex Recording System)


Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Dell Comics adapted the film in 1966 in one of its Movie Classic issues. See more »


Standish skin dives to rescue a sub in trouble, to a depth of 150 feet. When he returns to the surface, he swims up rapidly. As a professional, expert diver, Standish should know he'd be risking a case of the bends when not decompressing on his way up. See more »


Hank Stahl: Let me tell ya: That's not an ocean out there! That's a veritable minestrone!
Dr. Orin Hillyard: What?
Hank Stahl: You've never seen such food! Enough to feed a *billion* fish! Look at that!
Dr. Orin Hillyard: What is it?
Hank Stahl: It's food! It's food!
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Featured in The World of Inner Space (1966) See more »

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Short subject made from feature film and shown on TCM...
22 March 2008 | by DoylenfSee all my reviews

If the murky photography shown in this short subject with clips from AROUND THE WORLD UNDER THE SEA ('66) is any indication, the bad comments from others on the feature length version of the film are more than vindicated.

In fact, the color photography is murky whether photographed above or below water and the narration is weak. We get a glimpse of an underwater world from a picture-making expedition that had men scouting locations from the Bahamas to Australia. I'm sure they had a more interesting time than these film clips reveal.

A few brief shots of LLOYD BRIDGES, SHIRLEY EATON, KEENAN WYNN and BRIAN KELLY are all we get of the actors involved, while most of the time is spent telling us how dangerous the expedition was for combat divers and their underwater equipment, with camera crews swimming among dolphins, barracuda and even sharks.

Poorly photographed, it hardly whets one's appetite for seeing the feature film.

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