Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961)

35mm film, “color by De Luxe”, 2.35:1
4-track stereo, English

An American science fiction film directed by Irwin Allen. Production began on 25 January 1961 1Variety 5 April 1961 p.17

Plot Summary

When the catches fire, threatening the existence of life on Earth, the experimental atomic submarine Seaview is sent to launch a nuclear missile in a last ditch effort to save Mankind.


Directed by: Irwin Allen
© MCMLXI [1961] by Windsor Productions, Inc.
Twentieth Century-Fox presents a CinemaScope picture. Irwin Allen's production of…
Produced by: Irwin Allen
Screenplay by: Irwin Allen and Charles Bennett
Story by: Irwin Allen
Director of Photography: Winton Hoch
Photography: John Lamb
Film Editor: George Boemler
Music: Paul Sawtell and Bert Shefter
Frankie Avalon songs “Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea” by Russell Faith
Sound: Alfred Bruzlin, Warren B. Delaplain
Costume Designed by: Paul Zastupnevich
Makeup by: Ben Nye
Hair Styles by: Helen Turpin
Special Photographic Effects: L.B. Abbott
Art Direction: Jack Martin Smith, Herman A. Blumenthal

Walter Pidgeon [Admiral Harriman Nelson]
Joan Fontaine [Dr Susan Hiller]
Barbara Eden [Lt Cathy Connors]
Peter Lorre [Commander Lucius Emery]
Robert Sterling [Captain Lee Crane]
Michael Ansara [Miguel Alvarez]
Frankie Avalon [Lt (j.g.) Danny Romano]
Regis Toomey [Dr Jamieson]
John Litel [Vice-Admiral B.J. Crawford]
Howard McNear [Congressman Llewellyn Parker]
Henry Daniell [Dr Zucco]
Skip Ward [crew member]
Mark Slade [Seaman Jimmy ‘Red' Smith]
Charles Tannen [CPO Gleason]
Delbert Monroe [Seaman Kowski]
Anthony Monaco [Cookie]
Michael Ford [crew member]
Robert Easton [Sparks]
Jonathan Gilmore [Seaman George Young]

Alternative Titles

Calatorie spre fundul oceanului – Romanian title
Deniz Altinda Seyahat – Turkish title
Operaatio Atomisukellusvene – Finnish title
Operation Atom U-båten – Swedish Finnish title
Rejsen til havets bund – Danish title
S.O.S Jorden brinner – Swedish title
Le Sous-marin de l'apocalypse – French title
Taxidi sto vytho tis thalassis – Greek title
Unternehmen Feuergürtel – German, West German title
Utazás a tenger mélyére – Hungarian title
Viagem ao Fundo do Mar – Brazilian, Portuguese title
Viaggio in fondo al mare – Italian title
Viaje al fondo del mar – Mexican, Spanish title
Wyprawa na dno morza – Polish title


Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1964-1968)

Extracts included in
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Variety 5 April 1961 p.17 – credits (Hollywood production pulse)

Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Science Fiction by Phil Hardy (ed) p.212
Encyclopedia of American Spy Films by Larry Langman & David Ebner p.406 – credits, note
The Espionage Filmography: United States Releases, 1898 through 1999 by Paul Mavis p.336
Feature Films, 1960-1969: A Filmography of English-language and Major Foreign-language United States Releases by Harris M. Lentz III p.509
The International Spy Guide 002 by Richard Rhys Davies p.998 – illustrated credits, note
Jules Verne on Film by Thomas C. Renzi pp.196-198
Nuclear Movies: A Filmography by Mick Broderick p.63
by Walt Lee p.527 – credits
Variety Science-Fiction Movies by Julian Brown (ed.) p.121-122 – credits, review
The World of Fantasy Films by Richard Myers p.6