Crack in the World

Crack in the World

Director: Andrew Marton Cast: Dana Andrews, Janette Scott, Kieron Moore

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Overview

A scientist trying to better mankind nearly destroys the world as we know it in this sci-fi thriller. Dr. Stephen Sorensen (Dana Andrews) 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. 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. 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. Crack in the World was praised on initial release for its intelligent approach and solid special effects work.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/27/2010
UPC: 0887090026406
Original Release: 1965
Rating: NR
Source: Olive Films
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Mono]
Time: 1:36:00
Sales rank: 8,064

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Dana Andrews Dr. Stephen Sorensen
Janette Scott Mrs. Maggie Sorensen
Kieron Moore Ted Rampion
Alexander Knox Sir Charles Eggerston
Peter Damon Masefield
Gary Lasdun Markov
Mike Steen Steele
Todd Martin Simpson
Jim Gillen Rand
John Karlsen Actor
Alfred Brown Actor
Emilio Carrer Actor
Sydna Scott Actor
Ben Tatar Indian Ambassador

Technical Credits
Andrew Marton Director
Manuel Berenguer Cinematographer
Laure de Zarate Costumes/Costume Designer
Johnny Douglas Score Composer
Bernard Glasser Producer
Julian Halevy Screenwriter
Eugène Lourié Art Director
Derek Parsons Editor
Lester A. Sansom Producer
Alex C. Weldon Special Effects
Jon Manchip White Original Story,Screenwriter
Philip Yordan Executive Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Crack in the World
1. Opening [17:35]
2. The Opposition [15:07]
3. Success? [12:55]
4. Save the Planet [12:01]
5. Into the Volcano [8:42]
6. Eruption [1:10]
7. Another Crack [13:01]
8. Survive [9:02]

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