© 1961, renewed 1989 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
USA/1961/101 mins/Dir. Cy Endfield
After using a hot air balloon to escape from a Confederate prison camp, Capt. Harding (Michael Craig), Cpl. Neb Nugent (Dan Jackson) and Sgt. Pencroft (Percy Herbert) crash into the ocean and are later washed up on the beach of a strange island. The men soon run afoul of the local wildlife, which includes giant crabs and prehistoric creatures. To make matters worse, the island’s central volcano begins to erupt, threatening to take the whole island down with it.
The film’s stop-motion animation special effects were created by Ray Harryhausen.
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