G | | Adventure, Drama, History
In 1883, ship captain Hanson plans a shipwreck salvage mission in The Dutch East Indies to retrieve a cargo of pearls but an unexpected volcano eruption and a state-ordered transport of convicts upset his plans.
This was originally being produced by Philip Yordan and his Security Pictures which did much of the special effects. William R. Forman took over the producer duties.
I can get down there and I can get back up again, now what happens after that's up to me.
Near the start of the film, some boys are looking at the volcano through wooden tubes. As they do not have any lenses, all this would do would be to restrict the boys' field of view.
This film was shot using Super Panavision 70 and Todd-AO formats for presentation in single-strip Cinerama. The opening title sequence has the image devided into three frames just like the original three-strip Cinerama.
Originally premiered in Cinerama format at 136 minutes. After tepid reactions, film was cut to 101 minutes and re-released.
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