Starring Stephen Boyd, Raquel Welch, Edmond O'Brien, Donald Pleasence, Arthur O'Connell
Directed by Richard Fleischer
(actor & director credits courtesy IMDB.com)
A secret government organization shrinks a team of experts so they can travel inside a dying man's body and perform surgery from the inside.
Something of a triumph of special effects for the time, this is certainly a unique adventure, although it's been much copied from over the years. Director Fleischer delivers a taut white-knuckle thriller with many suspenseful scenes, but it's so single-minded in its focus to the mission at hand, it could have benefitted from some comic relief or greater character development. Nonetheless, for what it is, it's entertaining and well-crafted, and succeeds in suspending the audience's disbelief that shrinking five human beings and a submarine is even possible.