The Incredible Petrified World

The Incredible Petrified World

Infobox Film
name = The Incredible Petrified World

caption = A promotional film poster for "The Incredible Petrified World."
director = Jerry Warren
producer = Jerry Warren
writer = John W. Steiner
starring = John Carradine
Robert Clarke
Phyllis Coates
Allen Windsor
Sheila Noonan
music = Josef Zimanich
cinematography =Victor Fisher
editing = Harold V. McKenzie
James Sweeney
distributor = Governor Films Inc.
released = 1957
runtime = 70 min
country =
awards =
language = English
budget =
preceded_by =
followed_by =
amg_id = 1:24718
imdb_id = 0053944

The Incredible Petrified World is a science fiction movie directed by Jerry Warren and starring John Carradine.

Plot outline

Professor Millard Wyman’s (John Carradine) sends a crew of two men, Paul Whitmore (Allen Windsor) and Craig Randall (Robert Clarke), and two women Lauri Talbott (Sheila Noonan) and Dale Marshall (Phyllis Coates), down to ocean depths never before explored. But, there’s a technical problem during the launch and the mission is believed lost.

Miraculously the crew survives the mishap. However, they fear that their inevitable deaths are only postponed because they broke free of the cable connecting them to the surface and lost communication. Someone spots light out the bell’s window. They don’t understand it but they believe they moved up from where the mishap began. They determine that the pressure should be tolerable at a depth where light can be seen. They don their scuba gear and leave the bell. Instead of reaching the surface they surface in a cave. The crew explores the cave and finds some stock footage of a lizard. They also find a skeleton, then a living man who conveniently speaks English. He tells the crew that he suffered a shipwreck fourteen years prior and found these caves after sinking into the ocean. He claims there is no way out and a volcano provides air to the caves.

Meanwhile, men working on the mission from the surface with sonar discover some unusual shapes moving near the doomed diving bell. Their bosses think it’s probably nothing. Prof. Wyman’s younger brother builds a bell but the launch is canceled. Prof. Wyman shows the man in charge of his brother’s mission modifications that he’s developed from the mistakes he made with the first bell. His pitch works and the second bell is launched. However, with the man in the cave becoming more suspicious and the volcano grows more unstable the second mission may not find them in time.

External links

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