Battle Beneath the Earth
Battle Beneath the Earth (1967) is a British spy film starring Kerwin Mathews. It was released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. The film also features character actor Ed Bishop, who later went on to star in the Gerry Anderson cult TV show UFO.
|Battle Beneath the Earth|
|Directed by||Montgomery Tully|
|Written by||Charles F. Vetter|
|Music by||Ken Jones|
|Edited by||Sidney Stone|
- Kerwin Mathews as Cmdr. Jonathan Shaw
- Robert Ayres as Adm. Felix Hillebrand
- Peter Arne as Arnold Kramer
- Al Mulock as Sgt. Marvin Mulberry
- Martin Benson as Gen. Chan Lu
- Peter Elliott as Dr. Kengh Lee
- Earl Cameron as Sgt. Seth Hawkins
- John Brandon as Maj. Frank Cannon
- Ed Bishop as Lt. Cmdr. Vance Cassidy
- Carl Jaffe as Dr. Galissi
- Sarah Brackett as Meg Webson
The movie was featured on the CBS Late Movie, in late-December 1973. The picture later received a VHS home-video release in the early 1980s.
It was also a staple of afternoon-movie or Saturday-morning Creature Features-type TV programs before the historic sale of the MGM/UA film library. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer originally handled North American theatrical distribution
The film features a fast-paced "crime-jazz" / jazz-noir musical score by Ken Jones.
- Battle Beneath the Earth (DVD), ISBN 978-1-4198-6943-3
- Chapman, James (2006) . Saints & Avengers: British Adventure Series of the 1960s. Popular Television Genres. London: I.B.Tauris. p. 124. ISBN 978-1-86064-754-3.
… most notably the deliriously paranoid science-fiction film Battle Beneath the Earth (1967) in which the Chinese attempt to invade America by burrowing under the ocean.