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Crack in the World (1965) was a Science Fiction Film directed by Andrew Marton and produced by Bernard Glasser, Philip Yordan and Lester A. Sansom.

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Short Take: Crack in the World

By Barry P. on Dec 20, 2020 From Cinematic Catharsis

(1965) Directed by Andrew Marton; Written by Jon Manchip White and Julian Zimet; Story by Jon Manchip White; Starring: Dana Andrews, Janette Scott, Kieron Moore and Alexander Knox; Available on Blu-ray and DVD Rating: ***½ “Someone once said, if a man had a chance to spend his life fish... Read full article


Crack in the World, Opened April 15, 1965: Enhanced Question-Mark?

By C. S. Williams on Apr 15, 2015 From Classic Film Aficionados

A Crack In The World was the first movie that scared me; it was everything that a nerdy young boy could want in a Sci-Fi film: action, destruction, mayhem, science, (did I mention destruction), and intelligent heroes. In CITW the villains are not so much malevolent as they are stubborn, self-interes... Read full article


Crack in the World, Opened April 15, 1965: Enhanced Question-Mark?

By C. S. Williams on Apr 15, 2015 From Classic Film Aficionados

A Crack In The World was the first movie that scared me; it was everything that a nerdy young boy could want in a Sci-Fi film: action, destruction, mayhem, science, (did I mention destruction), and intelligent heroes. In CITW the villains are not so much malevolent as they are stubborn, self-interes... Read full article


Crack in the World, Opened April 15, 1965: Enhanced Question-Mark?

By C. S. Williams on Apr 15, 2015 From Classic Film Aficionados

A Crack In The World was the first movie that scared me; it was everything that a nerdy young boy could want in a Sci-Fi film: action, destruction, mayhem, science, (did I mention destruction), and intelligent heroes. In CITW the villains are not so much malevolent as they are stubborn, self-interes... Read full article


Crack in the World, Happy Anniversary! Premiered April 15, 1965.

By C. S. Williams on Apr 15, 2014 From Classic Film Aficionados

A Crack in the World was the first movie that scared me; it was everything that a nerdy young boy could want in a Sci-Fi film: action, destruction, mayhem, science, (did I mention destruction), and intelligent heroes. In CITW the villains are not so much malevolent as they are stubborn, self-interes... Read full article


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Sir Charles Eggerston: A crack in the world?
[meeting erupts in chaos]
Sir Charles Eggerston: Gentlemen! Gentlemen! Dont let this fall apart. We have work to do. We must hear Dr Rampion complete his report. You were saying that the crack is extending to the east.
Dr. Ted Rampion: Along the Macedo Trench. It's following a geological flaw in the Earth's crust, known as the Macedo Fault. That runs from here, to the tip of India, veers off towards Indonesia, and terminates off the Australian continental shelf.
Sir Charles Eggerston: How do you know that the crack will stop there?
Dr. Ted Rampion: We don't.
Sir Charles Eggerston: What if the crack keeps going? Right around the world? What happens then?
Dr. Ted Rampion: Where the land masses split, the oceans will be sucked in, and the colossal pressure generated by the steam will rip the Earth apart, and destroy it.
Indian Ambassador: You mean, the world will come to an end?
Dr. Ted Rampion: The world as we know it, yes.


Dr. Ted Rampion: Suppose the Macedo trench splits open under the ocean? A crack a thousand miles long, bringing superheated magma in contact with the ocean... Earthquakes, tidal waves, mass destruction on an apocalyptic scale!


Dr. Stephen Sorenson: Get me section 3ection 31, the district below Point Albert.
John Masefield: There's been no activity in that section, none whatsoever.
Dr. Stephen Sorenson: There *will* be, in about half an hour. There are *two* fissures now, rather, two *ends* of the same crack. One of them has changed direction, and if the other one does...
John Masefield: If they're extended, where would they intersect?
Dr. Stephen Sorenson: At the bore hole, where it all started.
John Masefield: A circle cut out of the Earth's crust?
Dr. Stephen Sorenson: Yes. And it will break away, acting as a safety valve of immense proportion. Twenty-thousand square miles of the Eearth's surface thrown out into space
John Masefield: The effect on the Earth's rotation?
Dr. Stephen Sorenson: [shrugs]
John Masefield: Do you think the Earth can survive?
Dr. Stephen Sorenson: No one has ever observed the birth of a moon, Masefield.


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Eugène Lourié had two models of the gantry built. The second was made of balsa wood for the explosion scene. This insured complete destruction of the gantry while avoiding the danger of the set being sprayed by shrapnel.
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