Destination Inner Space (1966)

USA, 1966
35mm film, Eastmancolor, 1.85:1
mono (Glen Glenn Sound), English

An American science fiction film directed by Francis D. Lyon.

Plot Summary

Scientists aboard a deep-sea research station find an alien spaceship.


Directed by: Francis D. Lyon
© MCMLXVI [1966] by Television Enterprises Corp.
United Pictures Corporation in association with Harold Goldman Associates, Inc. presents
Executive Producer: Fred Jordan
Produced by: Earle Lyon
Associate Producer: Wendell E. Niles Jr
Screenplay by: Arthur C. Pierce
Director of Photography: Brick Marquard
Supervising Sound Editor: Robert S. Eisen
Music by: Paul Dunlap
Sound Mixer: John L. Bury
Makeup: Bob Dawn
Hairdresser: Linda Trainoff
Special Effects: Roger George
Amphibian Created by: Richard Cassarino
Art Director: Paul Sylos Jr
Casting: Kerwin Coughlan, Jasper Russell

Scott Brady (Commander Wayne)
Sheree North (Sandra Welles)
Gary Merrill ( LaSatier)
Wende Wagner (Rene Peron)
Mike Road (Hugh Maddox)
John Howard ( James)
William Thourlby (Tex)
Biff Elliott ( Wilson)
Glen Sipes (Mike)
Richard Niles (Ellis)
Roy Barcroft (Skipper)
Ken Delo (radio man)
Ron Burke (“The Thing”)
James Hong (Ho Lee)

Alternative Titles

Conflicto en el fondo del mar – Mexico
Destinaţia spaţiul din adâncuri – Romania
Destino: espacio interior – Spain
Døden på dypet – Norway
L’invasione – Marte attacca Terra – Italy
Le monstre des profondeurs – Canada (French)
To teras pou ilthe apo to diastima – Greece
Terror of the Deep
Viagem Rumo ao Infinito – Brazil
呪いの深海獣 – Japan



  • Filmfax no.62 (August/September 1997) p.73 – illustrated interview with Ron Burke (Monster man by Donna Parla)
  • The Hollywood Reporter vol.191 no.3 (6 June 1966) p.3
  • Kine Weekly no.3210 (19 April 1969) p.26
  • Monthly Film Bulletin vol.36 no.424 (May 1969) p.100
  • Today’s Cinema no.9661 (18 April 1969) p.13
  • Variety 22 June 1966


  • The Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Science Fiction by Phil Hardy (ed) p.250
  • Feature Films, 1960-1969: A Filmography of English-language and Major Foreign-language United States Releases by Harris M. Lentz III p.101
  • Film Review 1976-1977 by F. Maurice Speed p.164
  • Kine & TV Year Book 1970 p.109
  • Reference Guide to Fantastic Films by Walt Lee p.95 – credits
  • Sixties Shockers by Mark Clark and Bryan Senn pp.137-139