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Crack in the World

Entry updated 8 January 2017. Tagged: Film.

Film (1965). Security Pictures/Paramount. Directed by Andrew Marton. Written by Jon Manchip White, Julian Halevy. Cast includes Dana Andrews, Alexander Knox, Kieron Moore and Janette Scott. 96 minutes. Colour.

An attempt to use a nuclear device to tap geothermal energy from deep within the Earth causes a large and ever increasing crack in the crust. A bid to halt the process with a further nuclear explosion sends into space a large chunk of the Earth, which forms a new moon. This ambitious Disaster movie, filmed in Spain, is undermined by too small a budget, but is suspensefully directed. [JB/PN]


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