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20000 Leagues Under the Sea (23-Dec-1954)

Director: Richard Fleischer

Writer: Earl Felton

From novel: Vingt Mille Lieues sous les mers by Jules Verne

Keywords: Action/Adventure, Sci-Fi, Submarine, Explosions

In the years just after the Civil War, disappearances of oceangoing vessels are attributed to some manner of sea monster; Prof. Arronax and his assistant Conseil are asked to investigate. Their steamship is sunk, but the pair, and another man, a whaler, are rescued by a well-equipped submarine, the Nautilus. Commanding it is the misanthropic Captain Nemo. Finest adaption of any Jules Verne novel. Won Oscars for Best Set Decoration and Best Special Effects; received a nomination for Best Film Editing.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Ted de Corsia
29-Sep-1905 11-Apr-1973 The Enforcer
Kirk Douglas
9-Dec-1916   Spartacus
Percy Helton
31-Jan-1894 11-Sep-1971 Character actor
Peter Lorre
26-Jun-1904 23-Mar-1964 The Maltese Falcon
Paul Lukas
26-May-1887 15-Aug-1971 Watch on the Rhine
James Mason
15-May-1909 27-Jul-1984 North by Northwest
Carleton Young
21-Oct-1905 7-Nov-1994 20000 Leagues Under the Sea


Kirk Douglas   ...   Ned Land
James Mason   ...   Capt. Nemo
Paul Lukas   ...   Prof. Pierre Arronax (scientist)
Peter Lorre   ...   Conseil (diver)
Robert J. Wilke   ...   First Mate
Ted de Corsia   ...   Capt. Farragut
Carleton Young   ...   John Howard
J.M. Kerrigan   ...   Billy
Percy Helton   ...   Driver
Ted Cooper   ...   First Mate, "Abraham Lincoln"


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