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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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Quotes from

[Rampion is revived after being pulled unconscious from a volcanic vent]
Simpson: How do you feel?
Dr. Ted Rampion: Medium rare.


Dr. Stephen Sorenson: How many men have the opportunity to turn the page of history? Newton, Pasteur, Einstein...


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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