Unknown World

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Assembled by the same production team responsible for the minor sci-fi classic Rocketship X-M, Unknown World isn't quite in the same league as its predecessor. The plot is set in motion by Dr. Jeremiah Morley (Victor Kilian), who theorizes that mankind could save itself during a nuclear attack by resettling far beneath the earth's surface. To prove his theory, Morley builds the Cyclotram, a combination drill and exploratory vehicle, with the financial assistance of playboy Wright Thompson (Bruce Kellogg), who insists upon joining the expedition to the earth's core. After several hair-raising adventures, the Cyclotram and its surviving passengers reach a cavern nearly 2000 miles beneath the surface. The cavern contains all the necessities of survival save one: the atmosphere renders anyone living within its walls sterile. Deciding that it isn't worth hiding in the center of the earth if only one generation will survive, the explorers endeavor to get back to the surface -- but who will survive this journey? The obligatory female lead in Unknown World is played by Marilyn Nash, who'd been discovered by Charlie Chaplin for the 1947 film Monsieur Verdoux.


Victor Kilian
as Dr. Jeremiah Morley
Bruce Kellogg
as Wright Thompson
Jim Bannon
as Andy Ostergaard
Otto Waldis
as Dr. Max A. Bauer
Thomas Handley
as Dr. James Paxton
Tom Handley
as Dr. James Paxton
Dick Cogan
as George Coleman
Marilyn Nash
as Joan Lindsey
George Baxter
as Presiding Officer
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  • Aug 21, 2014
    A team of scientists explore underneath the Earth's crust and discover no mole people or other points of interest. Boring, cheap, and pointless. This "adventure" film is from producer Robert Lippert, which means lots of rock climbing.
    Greg S Super Reviewer
  • Oct 09, 2008
    A 1951 Black & White Journey To The Center of the Earth Type Film. Set in a time when the world is supposed to end. Gas was still pretty cheap but the H-Bomb was coming so a group of people, 5 guys and a women head to go find liveable condtions inside the earth. No Monsters in this one, a almost love scene, some toxic gases, some water down about 600 miles that when you drink it you start seeing things and pass out, think someone spike her drink. Anyway its a midnight horror picture show that you seen after 11pm on a Saturday or Friday night. I found my copy in the Mill Creek 50 Movie Pack of Sci Fi Classics. Its a Public Domain Film That You can Down Load from A Number of Places. I would go out and spend to much money on it.
    Bruce B Super Reviewer

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