Krakatoa, East of Java (1969)

148 mins | Adventure | 1969

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HISTORY

Location scenes filmed in Majorca and Denia, Spain. The film was also reviewed at 127, 135 and 143 min; copyright length: 131 min. Presented in Cinerama for some roadshow ... More Less

Location scenes filmed in Majorca and Denia, Spain. The film was also reviewed at 127, 135 and 143 min; copyright length: 131 min. Presented in Cinerama for some roadshow presentations. More Less

CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
2nd unit dir
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
Underwater photog
Cam op
Asst cam
2nd unit cam op
2nd unit cam op
ART DIRECTORS
Prod des
Art dir
FILM EDITORS
Film ed
Film ed
SET DECORATOR
Set dec
COSTUMES
Ward master
MUSIC
VISUAL EFFECTS
Spec eff dir
Spec eff
Titles & montage
Titles & montage
MAKEUP
Makeup
Hairstyles
PRODUCTION MISC
Prod supv
Prop master
Casting dir
SOURCES
SONGS
"East of Java" and "A Nice Old Fashioned Girl," words and music by Mack David.
COMPOSER
DETAILS
Release Date:
1969
Premiere Information:
Los Angeles opening: 14 May 1969
Copyright Claimant:
Security Pictures
Copyright Date:
26 December 1968
Copyright Number:
LP38109
Physical Properties:
Sound
Color
Technicolor
gauge
35 & 70
Widescreen/ratio
see note
Duration(in mins):
148
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

In 1883 the Batavia Queen leaves Singapore harbor. Her destination is the coast of volcanic island Krakatoa, where a ship laden with pearls has sunk. Among her passengers are Laura, widow of the lost ship's captain; Rigby, a claustrophobic diving bell pilot; the Borgheses, father and son balloonists; and Toshi, the leader of a team of Japanese diving girls. Also aboard are 30 prisoners, including the convict Danzig, who is given freedom of the deck. As the ship approaches Krakatoa, catastrophes occur in rapid succession, including accidents and natural disasters. Caught while aloft in the updraft of Krakatoa, the Borgheses save themselves by diving into the sea. Led by Danzig, the mutinous prisoners briefly control the ship. Captain Hanson retaliates by killing the convict and setting his fellows adrift in lifeboats. Upon recovering the sunken ship's safe, all are shocked to discover it empty, save for a log. Although Laura placates the passengers by assuring them that the diary specifies the treasure's location, she later reveals that she is searching for her son, left by her husband at a Catholic mission. When the Batavia Queen rescues the mission's staff from a sampan, the boy is among those saved. Presented by her son with the coveted pearls, Laura begins division of the treasure. However, Krakatoa erupts, causing a massive tidal wave. To escape certain destruction the ship takes to the open ... +


In 1883 the Batavia Queen leaves Singapore harbor. Her destination is the coast of volcanic island Krakatoa, where a ship laden with pearls has sunk. Among her passengers are Laura, widow of the lost ship's captain; Rigby, a claustrophobic diving bell pilot; the Borgheses, father and son balloonists; and Toshi, the leader of a team of Japanese diving girls. Also aboard are 30 prisoners, including the convict Danzig, who is given freedom of the deck. As the ship approaches Krakatoa, catastrophes occur in rapid succession, including accidents and natural disasters. Caught while aloft in the updraft of Krakatoa, the Borgheses save themselves by diving into the sea. Led by Danzig, the mutinous prisoners briefly control the ship. Captain Hanson retaliates by killing the convict and setting his fellows adrift in lifeboats. Upon recovering the sunken ship's safe, all are shocked to discover it empty, save for a log. Although Laura placates the passengers by assuring them that the diary specifies the treasure's location, she later reveals that she is searching for her son, left by her husband at a Catholic mission. When the Batavia Queen rescues the mission's staff from a sampan, the boy is among those saved. Presented by her son with the coveted pearls, Laura begins division of the treasure. However, Krakatoa erupts, causing a massive tidal wave. To escape certain destruction the ship takes to the open seas. +

Legend
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Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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