However, Rampion's fears soon prove well founded when Sorensen's drilling causes a large crack in the earth which begins to rapidly expand, threatening to split the world in two with disastrous consequences. But on a more objective level, Crack in the World, while fun, is to pun horribly no great shakes. Anonymous With all of the crap that is receiving full-blown remasterings, this and The Satan Bug are two that really deserves the work. In best Days of Our Lives fashion, Sorenson's assistant Dr. Crack in the World was a low budget flick even in its day, filmed overseas in Spain with a mostly unknown cast, save for Andrews who of course was well past his A-list status in the States. Tracking down a streaming service to buy, rent, download, or watch the Andrew Marton-directed movie via subscription can be challenging, so we here at Moviefone want to do the work for you.
Moore, who passed away last year, could only ever muster leading roles in lower budget movies, and supporting roles in bigger movies. Sadly the movie came out just before the knowledge of Tectonic plates and continental drift was accepted so the science seems very dates. Ted Rampian Kieron Moore , Dr. Stephen Sorensen is doing research in geo-thermal energy; he's convinced that if men can find a way to drill through the earth's outer crust into the molten magma near the center, the heat can be harnessed and used to warm dwellings around the world. This kind-of precursor to 2012 posits a scientific experiment gone horribly awry, when Nobel Prize Winner Dr.
Reviewed by , July 1, 2011 Sometimes the ghost in the machine can impart valuable information. For it's time it was an excellent movie with a lot of detail to the science of it. When we find out early in the film that Dr. Despite dire warnings by fellow scientist Ted Rampian, Dr Sorenson proceeds with the experiment after secretly learning that he is terminally ill. This amount is subject to change until you make payment. Unfortunately for the Earth, dozens of underground nuclear tests in Africa? The offscreen body-count quickly runs into tens of thousands, and a scene showing a nasty train wreck gave me an early experience of death in the movies.
That leaves around 90 minutes for fairly turgid goings-on that finally get us to a foregone conclusion. Where the film falls largely flat is in its soap operatic elements, courtesy of Dr. This experiment causes a crack within the earth's crust and threatens to split the earth in two if it is not stopped in time. The film isn't full of techno-jargon, but it includes a rather real feeling ambience as it portrays working scientists attempting to solve a frightening, out of control problem. Rampion is also convinced that Sorenson's experiments are madness madness, do you hear? Dr Sorenson played by Dana Andrews, again looking through large lucite maps, just like he does in is married to Maggie, an exceedingly young bombshell played by.
Sorenson's marriage to a much younger scientist named Maggie Janette Scott. Crack in the World manages some excellent special effects, courtesy of Eugene Lourie director of the similarly colourful. Ted Rampion Kieron Moore was once Maggie's lover. I have watched this on Youtube several times as well as seeing it on a late night movie show years ago. This amount is subject to change until you make payment. It's a relentlessly cheesy affair with some schlock-tastic moments that will no doubt cause the more jaded viewer to burst out into uncontrollable giggles. I would recommend this to a friend I consider this movie to be very similar to other SciFi movies of the period such as The Thing, The Day the Earth Stood Still, Them, War of the Worlds, When Worlds Collide, etc.
A scientist trying to better mankind nearly destroys the world as we know it in this sci-fi thriller. With Crack in the World, Marton fashions a film of breathless alacrity and downright absurdity which was most likely near perfect drive-in fare in 1965 for teenagers who more often than not couldn't have cared less what was on that large outdoor screen in the first place. Director Andrew Marton The Thin Red Line was most famous for directing the classic chariot race in William Wyler's Ben-Hur as the second-unit director. Item is in original shrink wrap if applicable. Paramount must have kept the original elements in very good condition since this solid transfer exhibits very few age related blemishes, and there is only light debris on display when optical effects are shown onscreen naturally. Yordan assembled an impressive team for Crack in the World, including well regarded special effects creator and director Eugène Lourié. For additional information, see the Global Shipping Program This amount includes applicable customs duties, taxes, brokerage and other fees.
Crack in the World was a production of Philip Yordan, the expat American who had actually forged a career from the havoc of the blacklist, ghostwriting any number of features for those who were unable to find work themselves under their own names. It is very unique in it's story - a group of scientists are trying to solve the world's energy needs. Why they don't just relocate to a volcano isn't explained. Not a bad popcorn flick. His assistant, Ted Rampion Kieron Moore , is skeptical about this idea and believes that there could be dire consequences, but Sorensen boldly moves ahead with his plan, prodded by his secret knowledge that he suffers from a terminal illness and might not live long enough to undergo a longer testing period. Some of the opticals are also understandably overly grainy and dirty looking. Janette gets to let rip her impressive Triffid scream, and displays an Earth-shattering amount of thigh during the climax.
Lourie also mentions that the glowing lava effects he developed for this film, he later used again in Krakatoa, East of Java 1969. You can also get an instant mobile notification with our iPhone- or Android app. Now, before we get into the nitty-gritty of how you can watch 'Crack in the World' right now, here are some finer points about the Paramount science fiction flick. Steven Sorenson Dana Andrews and his wife and fellow scientist Dr. Remember, this British film was made during the height of the Cold War.
I am glad to see that someone else spotted the similarities between Drax's control center and the control center in the movies. Steven Sorenson plans to tap the geothermal energy of the Earth's interior by means of a thermonuclear device detonated deep within the Earth. The print is largely damage free, though occasional white specks, scratches and other relatively small signs of age crop up from time to time. This experiment causes a crack to form and grow within the earth's crust, which threatens to split the earth in two if it is not stopped in time For more about Crack in the World and the Crack in the World Blu-ray release, see published by Jeffrey Kauffman on July 1, 2011 where this Blu-ray release scored 3. A dying scientist pushes forward his project to tap through to the Earth's magma layer, with results that threaten to destroy the Earth as we know it. Thank God it's only a motion picture! Released 1965, 'Crack in the World' stars , , , The movie has a runtime of about 1 hr 36 min, and received a score of out of 100 on Metacritic, which put together reviews from well-known critics. Andrews is surprisingly effective as an aging man confronting his own mortality, and he injects some actual humanity in what is otherwise a fairly ludicrous set of situations and interpersonal relationships.
Steven Sorenson Dana Andrews and his wife and fellow scientist Dr. Triffids also starred Janette Scott and Kieron Moore together. Other apocalypses are the more serious The Day the Earth Caught Fire, and of course , which is closely related to this production. Despite warnings by Maggie's ex-flame and fellow scientist Dr. The fact is, this is pure B-movie hokum, and if that's what gets your magma spurting so to speak , you could probably do a lot worse. It's hard to be too critical of Crack in the World, for surely the film never had an outsized ambitions. The database here at Blu-ray.