What was that movie about the submarine with the hole in it?
January 6, 2011 12:20 PM Subscribe
Trying to remember the name of an old movie about a small submarine with an open bottom.
posted by bingo to media & arts (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I saw this in (elementary?) school in the 70s, so it is at least that old. Color, probably Technicolor.
The central set piece was a tiny round submarine, big enough to comfortably seat just two or three people (although at one point there are a lot more). The bottom is open, so that when the ship goes underwater, passengers can actually reach down and touch the water.
Early in the film, there is an expositional conversation, in which one guy explains to another that the sub retains air in the same way as an upside-down cup, pushed into a sink or bathtub.
At one point, they actually lower the vessel on top of an underwater object, perhaps a statue. The statue comes up through the hole, bringing no water with it.