Updated: March 08, 2006
CITY BENEATH THE SEA LOBBY CARDS
CITY BENEATH THE SEA
By Bruce Fedow:
Panned by some and praised by others like myself, the Irwin Allen TV-movie
"City Beneath the Sea" made its U. S. premiere on television in 1970. What
began as a short presentation film for the benefit of the networks featuring
different sets and actors was expanded to a two-hour telefilm starring
Stuart Whitman, Rosemary Forsyth and Joseph Cotten.
The plot, as basic as it was, centered around Pacifica, a fantastic underwater
city/colony threatened by an enormous asteroid in space and murderous saboteurs
from within. Written by Star Trek alumnus John Meredyth Lucas the viewer may
have expected a better script but the sets, costumes, and recycled special
effects were outstanding, and it was a pleasure to see returning favorites
like James Darren and Richard Basehart. Admit it-how cool was it to see
Robert Colbert aka Doug Phillips in the Flying Sub-that is, aquafoil?
In Europe the television movie was released in theatres instead and often
re-titled "One Hour To Doomsday". These photos are from the French lobby
card set. More items, including lobby cards, posters and more rare photos
will be added in the weeks to come.