Cy Endfield directed this fine film with great Ray Harryhausen effects.
The story revolves around a group of POW's who steal a hot air balloon during the American Civil War. During a violent storm, they crash on an island and find it inhabited by giant animals and plants.
Soon the men are joined by two shipwreck survivors Lady Mary Fairchild (Joan Greenwood) and Elena Fairchild (Beth Rogen). The 7 survivors struggle to survive, and are attacked by giant crabs, giant chickens and bees plus pirates.
They also discover that Captain Nemo (Herbert Lom) is also on the island and that it is about to be destroyed by volcanic activity.
This is a grand adventure in the Jules Verne style and Columbia studios brings it to the screen in a great film with a top notch cast. This is one of my fondest childhood memories.
The rest of the cast includes Michael Callan, Michael Craig, Percy Herbert, Gary Merrill and Dan Jackson. This has been on TUBI for a while, but will soon be gone so if you haven't seen this cinematic gem do so soon.