Inventory of the Jon Manchip White Collection:
Jon Manchip White is a distinguished Welsh-American writer who has published over 30 books of fiction and non-fiction. White was born in 1924. He matriculated at Cambridge; after military service, he returned and completed a degree in prehistoric archaeology and anthropology in 1950. White worked for the BBC Television Service, the British Foreign Service, turning to full-time writing in 1956. In 1967, he became writer-in-residence at the University of Texas at El Paso, leaving in 1977 to head the creative writing program at the University of Tennessee.
White, Jon Manchip. Release dialogue script of Crack in the World. 1965. Screenplay by J. M. White and J. Halevy for Paramount pictures. Typed, 109 leaves, carbon copies.
Crack in the World (1965) (Motion Picture) Dr. Steven Sorenson (Andrews) plans to tap the geothermal energy of the Earth's interior by means of a thermonuclear device detonated deep within the Earth. Despite dire warnings by fellow scientist Ted Rampian (Moore), Dr. Sorenson proceeds with the experiment after secretly learning that he is terminally ill. This experiment causes a crack to form and grow within the earth's crust, which threatens to split the earth in two if it is not stopped in time.
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