Climb aboard the Nautilus...and into a strange undersea world of spellbinding adventure! Kirk Douglas, Paul Lukas, and Peter Lorre star as shipwrecked survivors taken captive by the mysterious Captain Nemo, brilliantly portrayed by James Mason. Wavering between genius and madness, Nemo has launched a deadly crusade across the seven seas. But can the captive crew expose his evil plan before he destroys the world?
Classic Joules Verne meets Disney
- 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea review by RL
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This 19th century cult book by sci-fi visionary Joules Verne was superbly rendered here by movie visionary Walt Disney. The Nautilus submarine's interior is lavishly rendered in 19th century style. Splendid 1950's colour fiming. Kirk Douglas lends his charisma to the Popeye type sailor. James Mason was well chosen as Captain Nemo, a man whose compassion for the earth is expressed by ruthless means. The good vs. evil notion is left to your judgement...