Crack in the World

Year: 1965

Production: Security Pictures / Paramount

Director: Andrew Marton

Starring: Dana Andrews, Janette Scott, Kieron Moore, Alexander Knox

Screenwriter: J.M. White, Julian Halevy

96 minutes; Color


An attempt to tap the energy at the Earth's core causes a large and ever increasing crack in the crust. A bid to halt the process with a 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.

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