The Land Unknown

Behind a barrier of antarctic ice... a paradise of hidden terrors!

Categories: Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Navy Commander Hal Roberts is assigned to lead an expedition to Little America in Antartica to investigate reports of a mysterious warm water inland lake discovered a decade earlier. His helicopter and its small party, including beautiful reporter Maggie Hathaway, is forced down into a volcanic crater by a fierce storm. They find themselves trapped in a lush tropical environment that has survived from the Mesozoic Era. Fighting carnivorous plants, dinosaurs, and a limited time window, they struggle to survive and repair the helicopter, their only means of escape. They are both helped and hindered by Dr. Carl Hunter, a megalomaniac survivor of an earlier expedition, who has learned to adapt to the hostile environment. (copied from IMDB)

Status: Released IMDb
Release date: 1957-08-01
Run time: 78 minute / 1:18
Director: Virgil W. Vogel
Writer: László Görög
Production Company : Universal International Pictures
Production Country: United States of America



Jock Mahoney
as Cmndr. Harold 'Hal' Roberts
Shirley Patterson
as Margaret 'Maggie' Hathaway
William Reynolds
as Lt. Jack Carmen
Henry Brandon
as Dr. Carl Hunter
Douglas Kennedy
as Capt. Burnham
Phil Harvey
as Machinist's Mate Steve Miller
Bing Russell
as Radio Operator
William Alland Producer

Henry Mancini Original Music Composer

Virgil W. Vogel Director

Alexander Golitzen Art Direction
Richard H. Riedel Art Direction
Russell A. Gausman Set Decoration

Costume & Make-Up
Bud Westmore Makeup Artist

Jack Kevan Special Effects

Hans J. Salter Original Music Composer
Heinz Roemheld Original Music Composer
Herman Stein Original Music Composer

Ellis W. Carter Director of Photography

Charles Palmer Story

Fred MacDowell Editor

Ray Jeffers Set Decoration

William N. Robson Adaptation
László Görög Screenplay

Orien Ernest Special Effects
Fred Knoth Special Effects

Lew Schwartz Assistant Camera
Lloyd Ward Camera Operator

Visual Effects
Roswell A. Hoffmann Visual Effects

Costume & Make-Up
Nevada Penn Wardrobe Master

Rollie Lane Still Photographer

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