The Island at the Top of the World


A Victorian gentleman hopes to find his long-lost son, who vanished whilst searching for a mysterious Viking community in a volcanic valley somewhere in uncharted Arctic regions. The gentleman puts together an expedition team to go on the search, but when they reach their destination they must escape from some Viking descendants who will kill to keep their existence a secret.

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  1. Ian Cameron


  2. John Whedon


  3. Robert Stevenson


Top Billed Cast

  1. Donald Sinden

    Donald Sinden

    Sir Anthony Ross

  2. David Hartman

    David Hartman

    Prof. John Ivarsson

  3. Jacques Marin

    Jacques Marin

    Captain Brieux

  4. Mako



  5. DG

    David Gwillim

    Donald Ross

  6. AE

    Agneta Eckemyr


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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 33m

Budget -

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Release Information

  • January 1, 1974
    G, Theatrical



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A review by John Chard

By John Chard

The Entrance to Hell!

The Island at the Top of the World is directed by Robert Stevenson and adapted to screenplay by John Whedon from the novel The Lost Ones written by Ian Cameron. It stars Donald Sinden, David Hartman, Jacques Marin, Mako and Agneta Eckemyr. Music is by Maurice Jarre and cinematography by Frank Phillips.

Out of Walt Disney productions, this is a pic that finds the house of the mouse desperately trying to keep their live action fantasy flame ablaze. Unfortunately, in spite of some appealing production shunts, it's really rather dull and performed in the same manner.... read the rest.

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