Unknown World 1951

Scientists use a gigantic drilling machine for an expedition to the center of the earth.

The Cast

Bruce Kellogg-Wright Thompson
Otto Waldis-Dr. Max A. Bauer
Jim Bannon-Andy Ostergaard
Tom Handley-Dr. James Paxton
Dick Cogan-Dr. George Coleman
George Baxter-Carlisle Foundation Chairman
Marilyn Nash-Dr. Joan Lindsey
Victor Kilian-Dr. Jeremiah Morley

The Director: Terry O. Morse
The Writers: Millard Kaufman
Music by: Ernest Gold
Certificate : U

Film Trivia

There seems to be some inspiration for this film taken from Jules Verne's "Journey to the Center of the Earth". Both feature an underground sea, in both the entrance to the Earth is close to the top of the Earth (Iceland in Verne's novel and Alaska in this film) and the escape from underground is unexpected and amazingly rapid.
This project was actually put together by two special effects men, Jack Rabin and Irving Block, who are listed as producers.
His role as Dr. Morley made Victor Kilian the star of this film. However, because he was blacklisted (due to Communist witch hunts of the period), his name did not appear in the credits.
Both the mountains mentioned, Mt. Lefat and Mt. Neleh, are fictional.