Hello Down There (1968)

USA, 1968
35mm film, Eastmancolor, 1.85:1
mono, English

An American comedy science fiction film directed by Jack Arnold.

Plot Summary

Marine biologist Fred Miller proves the worth of the home he's designed by moving his family into prototype, His teenage children's rock band joins them and they compete with a rival engineer who is looking to mine the ocean floor.


Directed by: Jack Arnold
Underwater Sequences Directed by: Ricou Browning
© MCMLXVIII [1968] by Ivan Tors Films, Inc. and Paramount Pictures Corporation
A Paramount picture [logo] An Ivan Tors production
Executive Producer: Ivan Tors
Produced by: George Sherman
Screen Play by: John McGreevey, Frank Telford
Story by: Ivan Tors, Art Arthur
Director of Photography: Clifford Poland
Underwater Sequences Photographed by: Lamar Boren, Jordan Klein
Film Editor: Erwin Dumbrille
Music by: Jeff Barry
Recording Supervisor: Howard Warren
Wardrobe: Peggy Kunkle
Makeup Supervision: Guy Del Russo
Hair Styles: Irene Aparicio
Art Director: Jack Collis
Filmed at Ivan Tors Studios, Miami, Florida

Tony Randall (Fred Miller)
Janet Leigh (Vivian Miller)
Jim Backus (T. R. Hollister)
Ken Berry (Mel Cheever)
Roddy McDowall (Nate Ashbury)
Charlotte Rae (Myrtle Ruth)
Richard Dreyfuss (Harold Webster)
Kay Cole (Lorrie Miller)
Gary Tigerman (Tommie Miller)
Lou Wagner (Marvin Webster)
Lee Meredith (Dr [Cara] Wells)
Bruce Gordon (Admiral Sheridan)
Frank Schuller (Alan Briggs)
Arnold Stang (Jonah)
Harvey Lembeck (sonarman)
Merv Griffin (himself)
Bud Hoey (Mr. Webster)
Henny Backus (Mrs Webster)
Pat Henning (Reilly)
Jay Laskay (Philio)

Alternative Titles

Uma Casa como Poucas – Brazil
A Casa Foi ao Fundo – Portugal
L'incredibile casa in fondo al mare – Italy
Sub-A-Dub-Dub – re-release title



  • The Hollywood Reporter vol.205 no.14 (20 March 1969) p.3 – credits, review
  • Kine Weekly no.3244 (13 December 1969) p.8 – credits, review
  • Monthly Film Bulletin vol.37 no.434 (March 1970) p.55 – credits, synopsis, review
  • Today's Cinema no.9761 (12 December 1969) p.4 – credits, review
  • Variety 26 March 1969 pp. 6, 30 – credits, review


  • Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Science Fiction by Phil Hardy (ed) p.272; 273 – illustrated credits, review
  • Jules Verne on Film by Thomas C. Renzi pp.142-143 – credits, review
  • Feature films, 1960-1969: A Filmography of English-language and Major Foreign-language United States Releases by Harris M. Lentz III p.194 – credits
  • Kine & TV Year Book 1971 p.110 – credits
  • Reference Guide to Fantastic Films by Walt Lee p.189 – credits