- General info
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?
- Kirk Douglas, James Mason, Paul Lukas, Peter Lorre, Robert J. Wilke, Ted de Corsia, Carleton Young, J.M. Kerrigan, Percy Helton, Ted Cooper, Chet Brandenburg, John Daheim, Jack Gargan, Harper Goff, Fred Graham, Harry Harvey, Ray Linn Jr., Dayton Lummis, Eddie Marr, Laurie Mitchell
- Richard Fleischer
- Walt Disney
- Earl Felton
- John Meehan, Elmo Williams, Emile Kuri, Walt Disney Studios
- Buena Vista
- Children & Family, Classics, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
1955 Oscar Best Special Effects
1955 Oscar Best Art Direction Color
- Release Date:
- Run Time:
- 122 minutes
- English, French, Spanish
- Danish, Dutch, English, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, French, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish
- DVD Regions:
- Region 2
- Aspect Ratio:
- Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
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Classic Joules Verne meets Disney
- 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea review by RL
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...
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