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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.

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Andrew Marton
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Cast

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
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Storyline

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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Hold your breath for the biggest undersea adventure of all See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 June 1966 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La vuelta al mundo bajo el mar See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Ivan Tors Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

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

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The submarine is a take on the supersub Sea View from "Voyage to the Bottom of the See" (1964). See more »

Goofs

On the deck of the submarine after swimming in the ocean, Maggie removes her bikini top clearly leaving her back bare. As she puts on the bathrobe we can clearly see the lines of a bra across her back under the bathrobe. See more »

Quotes

Hank Stahl: I couldn't care less, doctor, let 'em all go.
Dr. Doug Standish: You don't mean that.
Hank Stahl: Well, maybe there are a few human beings up there: Dr. Hamaru, Gus Boren, Dimitri, my crazy, Russian, chess-playing friend...
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Featured in The World of Inner Space (1966) See more »

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Certainly Entertaining, Also Ridiculous & Dumb.
24 April 2016 | by Idiot-DeluxeSee all my reviews

This one's worth watching once. "Around the World Under the Sea" is somewhat distinctive and unique, yet at the same time below average in most respects. It's strong suits are the striking underwater photography and it's ample serving's of unintentional humor that it frequently dishes out at it's viewers. When watching this goofy movie you're never any more then 8 to 10 minutes away from yet another ridiculous eye-rolling implausibility; where the laws of physics don't apply and when convenient for the plot pseudo-science intervenes and saves the day, time and time again. There must be a solid 10 or 12 extreme implausibilities in this movie (i.e. making it up as they go along), but that's also part of the reason why it's a fun film to watch. With all the ridiculous, unrealistic and illogical moments that this movie packs, it's rarely, if ever, dull. "Around the World Under the Sea" is one of the ultimate examples of high-tech being used in the most unrealistic of ways, completely by the whim of the writer and director - and you know what, because of such creative license it's often HILAIROUS! By the looks of it I don't think they hired a single technical adviser, when they made this flagrantly unrealistic underwater adventure farce, if they did they turned a deaf ear to them.

Lloyd Bridges stars along with several marginal actors, including the "gold paint chick" from Goldfinger Shirley Eaton; also the ever versatile Keenan Wynn and a few other no-namer's. Wynn's character has to have one of the most unusual and entertaining entrances ever seen in any movie (watch the movie and see what I mean).

One thing I noted is, I could have sworn I heard some music that sounds as if it where lifted -directly- out of the movie "Jaws"; but this movie pre-dates that (infinitely better) movie by 9 or 10 years. Did John Williams see this movie and takes notes? That's another thing, occasionally the soundtrack sported some provocative and effective music, which is often a strong-point in underwater films.

"Around the World Under the Sea" is just flat-out ridiculous and illogical nonsense from start to finish, which I don't think was the intent of it's creators at all, because you often get the feeling that they were striving realism - but fail.

I must say that if you Do Not take this movie with any seriousness, you'll more than likely enjoy it, thoroughly. I know I did.


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