Unknown World – (1951) Classic black & whit SciFi Adventure


WIDEN REALITY proudly presents a classic masterpiece of adventure and science fiction.

Scientists use a huge drilling machine for an journey to the center of the earth.

Unknown World is a 1951 indie, SciFi, journey feature film, directed by Terry O. Morse and starring Bruce Kellogg, Marilyn Nash, Jim Bannon and Otto Waldis. Though it might have been inspired by Jules Verne’s novel Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864), the movie was not primarily based on the novel, nor “At the Earth’s Core” by Edgar Rice Burroughs, which it also resembles.

The movie was also referred to as Night Without Stars and To the Center of the Earth.


This project was actually put together by two special effects men, Jack Rabin and Irving Block, who are listed as producers.
Although Victor Kilian, as Dr. Morley, is clearly the star of the film, he received no screen credit because he was blacklisted shortly after completing the movie, a victim of the “Red Scare” hysteria sweeping the country at the time, stoked by rabid right-wing Sen. Joseph McCarthy. This was perhaps the only instance in Hollywood history where the leading actor in a film was deliberately not listed in its cast while everyone else was.
Both the mountains mentioned, Mt. Lefat and Mt. Neleh, are fictional.

Directed by Terry O. Morse

Produced by Irving A. Block
Jack Rabin
Robert L. Lippert

Written by Millard Kaufman

Bruce Kellogg
Marilyn Nash
Jim Bannon
Otto Waldis



  1. Rodney Downey on January 3, 2016 at 9:29 pm

    Marching bands are common on the town square where I live. For the first
    ten minutes of this film, I thought the soundtrack was coming from outside
    my window.

  2. tenhirankei on January 3, 2016 at 5:19 am

    What’s this only one woman and everybody is white!

  3. Judy Jones on December 31, 2015 at 4:03 pm

    Could be good and very interesting, but why the annoying musical loop track
    in the background that has nothing to do with the movie itself? Is very
    distracting. It’s just loud enough in the background to make you think
    there was interference in the sound production.

  4. David Johnson on November 24, 2015 at 1:49 pm

    it’s a better copy of this on you tube I seen it

  5. David Johnson on November 24, 2015 at 1:46 pm

    dialogues from the movie playing out my center channel speaker and some
    marching band type music coming out my mains. it’s bearable

  6. Tracy Winters on September 2, 2015 at 7:19 pm

    if i was that chick, i’d blow every guy on the drilling car thing so they
    woudn’t be horny

  7. Bub on August 29, 2015 at 9:07 am

    Audio is terrible. Don’t bother.

  8. JTheRiffer on August 12, 2015 at 11:04 pm

    Unwatchable, not worth DL.

  9. Phat Kid on July 12, 2015 at 8:32 am

    why is youtube auto stabilization enabled are you trying to make me throw

  10. Darrell Hudson on June 29, 2015 at 2:41 pm

    Unknown subliminal audio sounds in the background, kind of an annoyance to
    say the least.

  11. Doctor'in The'Tardis on June 14, 2015 at 1:19 am

    i did try and watch this but had to give up it was making me feel sea sick

  12. Bambi Raptor on April 24, 2015 at 2:30 pm

    Why does it sound like robot porn in the background

  13. revolutionpm on January 3, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    @ 7:06 – By making the underground vehicle’s cutting wheel diameter as
    small as possible, they had extended the life of the cutting edges beyond
    anyone’s expectations.
    This however proved to be a major problem when it was realized that the
    vehicle could not fit in the hole created by the cutter wheel..
    This proved to be a costly mistake. 

  14. PrivateEyeYiYi on November 23, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    Preppy preppers.

  15. gary winkler on October 29, 2014 at 6:11 pm

    I just love a good old movie that starts out wit absolute bullshit for
    facts and designs that couldn’t possibly work. Yep, this is the workings
    of a mind that has never left its mother’s basement. 

  16. Moss Gross on October 26, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    What is up with the extra added music soundtrack? That is really annoying.

  17. John Goerger on June 9, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    Morley is an IDIOT! LOL

  18. Gelezinis Vilkas on April 22, 2014 at 8:47 am

    Dr. Jeremiah Morley, babe magnet, later went on to become Mary Hartman’s
    flasher grandfather.

  19. euphrates556 on April 17, 2014 at 10:24 am

    Keep the classics coming.

  20. Heru- deshet on December 30, 2013 at 5:59 am

    Thanks for the upload, but leave out the added background music. It sounded
    out of place.

  21. Heru- deshet on December 30, 2013 at 5:52 am

    Some of the opening scenes of this movie looks like it came from the “World
    of Tomorrow” city models exhibit of the 1939 World Fair. 

  22. gribbleparts on October 19, 2013 at 6:33 am

    The story goes that he met someone in a bar and invited him over after
    closing time .. so it was one guy probably. Unsolved. Another old actor was
    killed 5 days before and lived only blocks away .. but he was killed by his
    maid who he caught going thru stuff.

  23. Phantanos on October 9, 2013 at 8:53 pm


  24. anonov1 on September 30, 2013 at 1:19 am

    So em…..where does all the displaced material actually go as it drills
    it’s way in?

  25. clasystems on September 23, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    Dr. Morley [uncredited] is Victor Killian. Later known on Mary Hartman,
    Mary Hartman as “the Fernwood Flasher”. Because he was now working again,
    he was targeted by thugs and tragically died from an attempted robbery.

  26. MrMrwilson11 on August 15, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    Why oh why didnt Mystery Science Theater 3000 do this one!

  27. PoppaBlue59 on June 21, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    First time I have ever seen this movie, and I thought I had seen them all!
    Big levers, huge gauges, buttons and tail-fins. It doesn’t get any better
    than this. Thanks for posting this late night jewel. Cheers from Texas.

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