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Where Time Began (1977)

Viaje al centro de la Tierra (original title)
Also known as 'The Fabulous Journey to the Centre of the Earth'. Partially dubbed to english, but good cinematography.


Juan Piquer Simón (as J. Piquer Simon)


Carlos Puerto (screenplay), Juan Piquer Simón (screenplay) (as Juan Piquer) | 2 more credits »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Kenneth More ... Prof. Otto Lindenbrock
Pep Munné ... Axel (as Pep Munne)
Ivonne Sentis Ivonne Sentis ... Glauben
Frank Braña ... Hans Belker
Jack Taylor ... Olsen
José María Caffarel ... Professor Fridleson (as Jose Mª Caffarel)
Emiliano Redondo ... Prof. Kristoff
Lone Fleming ... Martha
Ricardo Palacios ... Train ticket collector
George Rigaud ... Professor (as Jorge Rigaud)
Fabián Conde Fabián Conde ... (as Fabian Cone)
Ana del Arco Ana del Arco
Manuel Pereiro
Barta Barri ... Professor
Ángel Álvarez ... Professor (as Angel Alvarez)


Like in the novel of Jules Verne four persons try to get to the centre of the world by entering into a world of caves by a volcano. On their way they discover among other things also prehistoric animals like some dinosaurs. Written by Volker Boehm

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Incredible adventures in a fantastic world! See more »


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Never shown in British cinemas, this was first shown on ITV at Christmas 1978. See more »


At around 00:04:56 in the dubbed English version Professor Kristoff uses different measurement units in three consecutive sentences: "Because the distance between the Earth's crust and it's core is over 6500 KILOMETRES. And no man has ever descended to a depth of more than 3 MILES. So it's obvious we'll never have a glimmer of true knowledge until we are able to reach a depth of at least a 100 LEAGUES." See more »


Axel: Yesterday you had a deep gash on your forehead. Wounds apparently heal must faster here.
Axel: Ah, then what a fine battleground it would make!
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Obscure Version.
18 October 2013 | by AaronCapenBannerSee all my reviews

Based on the popular novel by Jules Verne originally called "Journey To The Center Of The Earth", and filmed previously under that title by 20th Century Fox in 1959, this version stars Kenneth More as a scientist who has discovered a way to enter the center of the Earth through Iceland. He takes with him his niece and her fiancée, along with a helper called Hans. Once there, they encounter the usual menaces one can expect, like dinosaurs on the land and sea, as well as a mysterious human named Olsen who will play an important part later... Mediocre film isn't bad but is pretty forgettable; saw this on DVD as a double feature paired with the superior "Encounter With The Unknown".

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Spanish | English

Release Date:

November 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Where Time Began See more »

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Production Co:

Almena Films See more »
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Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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