Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.
USA, 1966. Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. Story by Otto Klement, Jerome Bixby, Screenplay by Harry Kleiner, adaptation by David Duncan. Cinematography by Ernest Laszlo. Produced by Saul David. Music by Leonard Rosenman. Production Design by Dale Hennesy, Jack Martin Smith. Film Editing by William B. Murphy.
Stephen Boyd plays an army commander who is brought to a research laboratory to head up a secret operation: the rescue of a very ill politician who was nearly assassinated by a biological weapon. Boyd and a crew of medical experts enter a spaceship and are shrunk by special machinery to the size of a dust mite and injected into the dying man’s blood stream. From there they must travel through his body to find the source of his illness and save him, but the human body is a treacherous thing and they face many dangers before achieving their goals. It’s really silly stuff, but the visual effects are excellent and the psychedelic surroundings are way trippy. Raquel Welch co-stars as a member of the crew, and is probably one of the only performers on board with any life to her.
Academy Awards: Best Special Visual Effects; Best Art Direction-Colour
Nominations: Best Cinematography-Colour; Best Film Editing; Best Sound Effects