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Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959) Sci-Fi Movie Review

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Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959)

The accent is on fun and fantasy in this film version of Jules Verne’s classic thriller that stars James Mason, Pat Boone, and Arlene Dahl. With spectacular visuals as a backdrop, the story centers on an expedition led by Professor Lindenbrook (Mason) down into the earth’s dark, threat-laden core. Members of the group include the professor’s star student, Alec (Boone), and the widow (Dahl) of a colleague. Along the way lurk dangers such as kidnapping, death, sabotage by a rival explorer, and attacks by giant prehistoric reptiles. But they also encounter such magnificent wonders as a glistening cavern of quartz crystals, luminescent algae, a forest of giant mushrooms, and the lost city of Atlantis.

Remaining faithful to Verne’s story, this is a sweeping adventure that offers enough thrills and entertainment to satisfy every explorer in the family.


An Edinburgh professor and assorted colleagues follow an explorer's trail down an extinct Icelandic volcano to the earth's center.

About Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959)

Title: Journey to the Center of the Earth
Year: 1959
Starring: Diane Baker, Red West, James Mason, Alan Caillou, Ben Wright, Kendrick Huxham, Owen McGiveney, Pat Boone, Molly Roden, Bert Stevens, Arlene Dahl, Ivan Triesault, Thayer David, Peter Wight, Peter Ronson, Molly Glessing, Robert Adler, Alan Napier, Mary Brady, Gertrude the Duck, John Epper, Edith Evanson, Alex Finlayson, Frederick Halliday
Director: Henry Levin
Score: 2.5 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3/5 stars from 5 users. Reviews: 5.
Genre: Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Adventure, Romance, Family

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