Krakatoa, East of Java is a 1969 American disaster film starring Maximilian Schell and Brian Keith. The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects. During the 1970s, the film was re-released under the title Volcano. The story is loosely based on events surrounding the 1883 eruption of the volcano on the island of Krakatoa. The characters are engaged in the recovery of a cargo of pearls from a shipwreck perilously close to the volcano.