There's no peace for some fictional characters. Just as Sherlock Holmes was given an extra lease of life in the '40s to fight off the Nazi threat, so Jules Verne's ascetic sea captain reappears (in a feature cobbled from the TV series) in the form of a white-bearded Ferrer and saves the free world (ie America) from Meredith's mad Professor Cunningham. You can gauge the level of this appallingly witless nonsense by the names given to the weapons Cunningham unleashes in between sucking his spectacles and patting his robot minions. They include 'delta beams', 'Z-rays' and the horrendous 'Doomsday machine' - this with seven writers credited, including Robert Bloch.
Cast and crew
Norman Katkov, Preston Wood, Robert Dennis, William Keys, Mann Rubin, Robert Bloch, Larry Alexander
José Ferrer Burgess Meredith Tom Hallick Burr De Benning Lynda Day George Mel Ferrer Horst Buchholz