Journey to the Center of the Earth

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The accent is on fun and fantasy in this film version of Jules Verne's classic thriller that stars James Mason, Pat Boone, and Arlene Dahl. With spectacular visuals as a backdrop, the story centers on an expedition led by Professor Lindenbrook (Mason)... read more
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The accent is on fun and fantasy in this film version of Jules Verne's classic thriller that stars James Mason, Pat Boone, and Arlene Dahl. With spectacular visuals as a backdrop, the story centers on an expedition led by Professor Lindenbrook (Mason) down into the earth's dark, threat-laden core. Members of the group include the professor's star student, Alec (Boone), and the widow (Dahl) of a colleague. Along the way lurk dangers such as kidnapping, death, sabotage by a rival explorer, and attacks by giant prehistoric reptiles. But they also encounter such magnificent wonders as a glistening cavern of quartz crystals, luminescent algae, a forest of giant mushrooms, and the lost city of Atlantis.

Original Release

12/16/1959

US Release

12/16/1959

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Cast

Pat Boone Alec McEwan / Alexander 'Alec' McKuen
James Mason Sir Oliver S. Lindenbrook
Arlene Dahl Carla Göteborg
Diane Baker Jenny Lindenbrook
Thayer David Count Saknussemm / Count Saknussem
Peter Ronson Hans Belker
Robert Adler Groom
Alan Napier Dean
Alex Finlayson Prof. Bayle
Ivan Triesault Prof. Peter Goetabaug
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Henry Levin

Writers

Walter Reisch, Charles Brackett, Jules Verne

Cast

Pat Boone Alec McEwan / Alexander 'Alec' McKuen
James Mason Sir Oliver S. Lindenbrook
Arlene Dahl Carla Göteborg
Diane Baker Jenny Lindenbrook
Thayer David Count Saknussemm / Count Saknussem
Peter Ronson Hans Belker
Robert Adler Groom
Alan Napier Dean
Alex Finlayson Prof. Bayle
Ivan Triesault Prof. Peter Goetabaug
Edith Evanson Innkeeper
Gertrude the Duck Gertrude
Peter Wight Laird of Glendarick
Alan Caillou Rector
John Epper Groom
Molly Glessing News Vendor
Kendrick Huxham Scots Newsman
Owen McGiveney Shopkeeper
Molly Roden Housekeeper
Bert Stevens University Professor

Producers

Editors

Stuart Gilmore, Jack W. Holmes

1960OscarBest Art Direction-Set Decoration, Color Nominated
1960OscarBest Sound Nominated
1960OscarBest Effects, Special Effects Nominated
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