Reeling back, Saknussemm loosens a column of stones and is buried beneath them. The New York Times Company. Once they reach Iceland, where their journey must start, they discover a rival Swedish scientist who wants to beat them to the discovery. Lindenbrook, Carla and Hans are thrown into the sea, while Alec lands naked in a tree in the orchard of a convent. Set in late 19th century Scotland, Journey to the Center of the Earth tells of the adventures of Professor Lindenbrook and his geology student Alec McEwan. The earth's interior is somewhat on the order of an elaborate amusement-park tunnel of love. Archived from on March 27, 2010.
» After reading some of the comments on this film I feel I have to spring to it´s defense. Other shooting locations included Amboy Crater and Sequit Point, California, as well as Edinburgh, Scotland. Hundreds of gallons of water were being dumped on us to simulate a stormy sea. But it´s described like that in Verne´s novel as well so it´s no big deal. Maybe two or three weeks before we actually began to shoot, Clifton Webb went to the hospital for a checkup, and they never let him out. Their raft begins circling in a mid-ocean whirlpool. The movie was produced by Charles Brackett who said: Our picture describes action and events, with not the slightest shadow of.
They also knew that I had written magazine articles on Jules Verne. Twentieth Century Fox: A Corporate and Financial History. It had to look like we were being tossed violently. The New York Times Company. They also find the remains of Arne Saknussemm. We're going to have to do this ten times if you don't keep quiet.
Movies Were Always Magical: Interviews with 19 Actors, Directors and Producers from the Hollywood of the 1930s through the 1950s. The professor deduces that this must be the centre of the Earth because the magnetic forces from north and south meeting there are strong enough to snatch away even gold in the form of wedding rings and tooth fillings. Backstory 2: Interviews with Screenwriters of the 1940s and 1950s. I'm going to pass out! I understood almost everything that the Icelandic character in the film said and I can assure you that it was particularly articulate and well pronounced. When they bought the Jules Verne novel from his estate and assigned me, I was delighted. When Alec refuses to be his replacement, Saknussemm shoots Alec in the arm.
Paisley , discovers a inside bearing a cryptic inscription. The right hand of his skeleton points toward a volcanic chimney; a strong updraft suggests it leads to the surface, but a giant rock blocks the way. Alec marries Lindenbrook's niece Jenny , and Lindenbrook and Carla kiss, a pledge of their future wedding. Right behind the collapse, the group comes upon the sunken city of. Mason had little patience for it. Lindenbrook, however, declines the accolades showered upon him, stating that he has no proof of his experiences, but he encourages others to follow in their footsteps. However, they are not alone.
Lindenbrook and Alec discover that it was left by a scientist named Arne Saknussemm, who had, almost 300 years earlier, found a passage to the centre of the Earth by descending into , a volcano in western. He and his servant trail the group secretly. Göteborg's murderer, Count Saknussemm , thinks that, as Arne Saknussemm's descendant, only he has the right to be there. However, no one is willing to execute him, so they reluctantly take him along. Boone recalled filming the climax: James Mason, Arlene Dahl, Peter Ronson and I were on a raft, caught in a giant whirlpool. She screamed at the director, Henry Levin, 'Get me off this thing. Such nitpicking is therefore dull and unnecessary and people should just enjoy the film for it´s imagination.
Lindenbrook grudgingly agrees, and the four explorers and the pet duck are soon journeying into the Earth. Unless my memory fails me completely, it was a double hernia, and he was, as you can imagine, a very sensitive man, very touchy about sickness. He called Zanuck himself on his private line, and said he could not play the part because it was such a physical part. You looked like spring itself. While the others are asleep, a hungry Saknussemm catches and eats Gertrud. He says he was reluctant to make the film because it was science fiction, even after Fox promised to add some songs.
. The bowl floats on the lava to the passage and is driven upward at great speed by the lava, reaching the surface. The giant depicted at the center of the Earth action sequence were actually with large, glued-on make-up appliances added to their backs. While we are on the subject let me also add that some of the facts concerning Iceland were wrong. When Alec becomes separated from the others, he almost trips over Saknussemm's dead servant.