I am glad I watched this movie. It was so much different than I remember. There was much more involved before our party of only four take their adventure to the center of the Earth. Sir Lindenbrook (James Mason) leads our party which includes his student, assistant Alec (Pat Boone), the wife of a murdered associate, Carla Goetabaug (Arlene Dahl) and their local assistant, and Hans. They leave behind Alec's fiance Jenny Lindenbrook (Diane Baker), the professor's niece. The nemesis in this work is Count Saknussemm (Thayer David). It is he who killed the associate, and he who will later eat one of our favorite character, a Hans' duck. The journey has peril from the lave and water, but it doesn't really get scary until the find some very large prehistoric lizards. The get to the center of the Earth all right, but how to get home that is another question.
I enjoyed my adventure courtesy of Jules Verne and movie making.
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