Despite all of the spectacular effects and technical expertise, this film was almost as much of a disaster as the actual disaster it depicted. Aimed at a youthful audience, it's a fairly simple-minded story about one of the most devastating natural events that ever took place. It's 1883
in Singapore. Schell's ship leaves for Krakatoa in search of a pearl-laden vessel that has sunk near the volcanic island. Using the GRAND HOTEL and SHIP OF FOOLS formula, the film presents a ship full of various types: Baker is the widow of the downed ship's captain, Keith is a diver, Brazzi and
Mineo are balloonists, Leyton is a diving bell pilot with claustrophobia, Chan is the le...