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Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959) was a Adventure - Family Film directed by Henry Levin and produced by Charles Brackett.

Academy Awards 1959 --- Ceremony Number 32 (source: AMPAS)

Best Art DirectionArt Direction: Lyle R. Wheeler, Franz Bachelin, Herman A. Blumenthal; Set Decoration: Walter M. SNominated

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Journey to the Center of the Earth ( 1959 )

By The Metzinger Sisters on Feb 25, 2020 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

Back in 1864, Jules Verne penned "Journey to the Centre of the Earth", a novel about a group of intrepid individuals who undertake a subterranean journey to discover the very center of our Earth. Why would anyone want to take such a journey? As one of the explorers in this expedition explains, "Why ... Read full article

Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959)

By Beatrice on Dec 5, 2016 From Flickers in Time

Journey to the Center of the Earth Directed by Henry Levin Written by Walter Reisch and Charles Brackett from the novel by Jules Verne 1959/USA Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation/Cooga Mooga/Joseph M. Schenk Enterprises First viewing/Netflix rental I thought this was fairly dull for what is s... Read full article

Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959)

on May 6, 2015 From Journeys in Classic Film

I understand the appeal of the 1950s CinemaScope adventure movies like 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and Around the World in 80 Days. While their special effects are dated, the practical effects are always spellbinding to see in a world gone to CGI and the actors take it seriously. However, these sam... Read full article

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Carla Göteborg: Sir Oliver, you are not going to listen to a murderer?
Sir Oliver Lindenbrook: Never interrupt a murderer, madam.

Carla Göteborg: [in Icelandic] Hans, let him go.

Carla Göteborg: Whom were you taking besides this young man?
Sir Oliver Lindenbrook: The big Icelander.
Carla Göteborg: Then I'll be very useful. He doesn't understand a word of English.

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James Mason reportedly had very little patience with the "movie star" preening of Arlene Dahl and the relationship between the two off set was very much like what you see on screen.
Count Saknussem says: "I don't sleep. How I hate those little slices of death." This is a variation of an Edgar Allan Poe quote: "Sleep, those little slices of death; Oh how I loathe them".
James Mason replaced an ailing Clifton Webb in the part of Professor Lindenbrook before filming began. Alexander Scourby started shooting at Carlsbad Caverns in the Count Saknussem role, but the producers were unhappy with him and he was replaced with Thayer David.
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