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.
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 »
Short subject made from feature film and shown on TCM...
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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