Mysterious Island

(1961)

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| Film | Colour | Adventure, Family, Fantasy | 1h 41min
| Stars: Joan Greenwood, Michael Craig, Herbert Lom | Director: Cy Endfield

Union officers escape by balloon and join shipwrecked English ladies on a strange island, where they are menaced by prehistoric monsters and helped by Captain Nemo

The fantastic Captain Nemo once again inspires the spirit of adventure in another Jules Verne classic from 1870.

Captain Cyrus Harding leads three Union soldiers in a daring escape from a Confederate prison camp in a seized Confederate balloon. A raging storm forces the balloon over the ocean toward a Pacific island on which the group becomes marooned. Two shipwrecked women share in the dangerous encounters the castaways have with a host of gigantic beasts (courtesy of Ray Harryhausen’s special effects). Their fight for survival is aided by the mysterious Nemo of the submarine Nautilus, who, in an attempt to increase the world’s food supply, helped create the strange animals.

When a volcano erupts and threatens to destroy everyone, can Nemo save them?

Descending into adventure beyond imagination… a world beyond belief!

Cast

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A new picture of the talented and lovely British actress Joan Greenwood under contract to the J. Arthur Rank Organisation.
Lady Mary Fairchild
Michael Craig
Capt Cyrus Harding
Herbert Lom
Capt Nemo
Michael Callan
Herbert Brown
Beth Rogan
Elena Fairchild
Gary Merrill
Gideon Spilitt
Percy Herbert
Sgt Pencroft
Dan Jackson
Cpl Neb Nugent
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Reviews

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Rambling, lively juvenile adventure with good moments and excellent monsters. (Halliwell’s)

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Main title from Mysterious Island (1961).

Joan Greenwood, Michael Craig and Beth Rogan in a film clip from Mysterious Island

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Neues Film Programm magazine with Herbert Lom, Michael Craig, and  Beth Rogan in Mysterious Island.  Issue number 2572.  (German).  Die geheimnisvolle Insel
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Illustrierte Film Bühne magazine with Beth Rogan in Mysterious Island.  (German).  Die geheimnisvolle Insel.
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Ultra Ciencia magazine photonovel featuring Mysterious Island.  1962.
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Production

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Cy Endfield
Director
Charles H Schneer
Producer
John Prebble
Writer (screenplay)
Daniel B Ullman
Writer (screenplay)

Also known as

Die geheimnisvolle Insel [The Mysterious Island] (Germany)

Companies

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Ameran Films
Production company
Columbia Pictures Corporation
Distribution company