Mysterious Island (Columbia 1961 with Michael Craig, Joan Greenwood and Herbert Lom)

Mysterious Island (Columbia 1961 with Michael Craig, Joan Greenwood and Herbert Lom)


British science fiction movie, based on the novel by Jules Verne, with Michael Craig and Michael Callan as soldiers whose bid to escape from the American Civil War takes them (involuntarily) to a South Seas island. Here, accompanied by three other renegades, they encounter two beautiful English ladies who’ve been shipwrecked and a host of less-than-beautiful monsters.

A fabulous behind the scenes crew lift this to something special.

crew details

  • Writers: Dan Ullman, John Prebble, Crane Wilbur
    Novel: Jules Verne
    Cinematography: Wilkie Cooper
    Music: Bernard Herrmann
    Special Effects: Ray Harryhausen
    Producer: Charles Schneer
    Director: Cy Enfield

production info

  • Year of Release: 1961
  • Country: UK | Columbia – Ameran
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 101 minutes

Michael Craig

Capt. Cyrus Harding

Joan Greenwood

Lady Mary Fairchild

Michael Callan

Herbert Brown

Gary Merrill

Gideon Spilitt

Herbert Lom

Captain Nemo

Beth Rogan

Elena Fairchild

Percy Herbert

Sgt. Pencroft

Dan Jackson

Cpl. Neb Nugent