"You're wearing 'stays' are you not?" "Pro-fessor!!" "I thought so. I could hear them creaking as you walk along." Carla is scandalized--give up her bellysinch?! Oliver insists so she shucks it while he and Hans look chastely away. Believe it or not this harmless scene was considered adult and a little daring in 1959--and the 'stays' a cute enough gag to refer to in the very last line in the film... causing this grand, majestic,one-of-a-kind fantasy to end ..referencing a Victorian…
Pat Boone says he and James Mason suspected Arlene Dahl feigned being overly sensitive to the arduousness of filming some scenes. "Like in the heat--she was about to pass out from prostration." She would have nurses waiting on the side and he and Mason wondered how much of it was real. "James was very skeptical. He just thought she was a big, strong Nordic woman and could do everything we could do, maybe more, as lovely as she was." JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH (1959).
"Thank you, Scartaris! Never was there a brighter sunrise! Now, we descend into oblivion... or we enter the great book of history!" Sir Oliver gets excited and even a little pompously pontifical when he's overwhelmed by the grandeur and majesty of nature (and Bernard Herrmann's music) in JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH (1959).
COOL PROJECT! The billboard poster for Journey is impressive and quite huge. Imagine sighting it in 1959 looming over a highway or attached to a building. Having no place to display such a massive collectible, I settled for making a blow-up of a color photo of it I scanned from a magazine. I printed it in blown-up sections, then cut and pasted the pieces together as if it was an insert-sized poster in CinemaScope. Presto! Journey Billboard reproduction! Yeah!