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Jules Verne (based on: "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea" by)
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24 December 1916 (USA) See more »
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Captain Nemo has built a fantastic submarine for his mission of revenge. He has traveled over 20,000 leagues in search of Charles Denver... See more » | Add synopsis »
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The hammy acting styles distract, but the pioneering underwater photography is worth a look. See more (19 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Dan Hanlon ... Professor Aronnax
Edna Pendleton ... Aronnax's Daughter
Curtis Benton ... Ned Land
Allen Holubar ... Capt. Nemo
Matt Moore ... Lieutenant Bond
Jane Gail ... A Child of Nature
Howard Crampton ... Cyrus Harding
William Welsh ... Charles Denver (as William Welch)
Lois Alexander ... Prince Daaker's Daughter as a Child
Wallis Clark ... Pencroft (as Wallace Clark)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joseph W. Girard ... Maj. Cameron (uncredited)
Ole Jansen ... (uncredited)
Noble Johnson ... (uncredited)
Leviticus Jones ... Neb (uncredited)
Martin Murphy ... Herbert Brown (uncredited)

Directed by
Stuart Paton 
 
Writing credits
Jules Verne (based on: "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea" by)

Stuart Paton  uncredited

Produced by
Carl Laemmle .... producer (uncredited)
Stuart Paton .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Brian Benison (1991)
Maximilien Mathevon (2003)
 
Cinematography by
Eugene Gaudio (photographed by)
 
Art Direction by
Frank Ormston (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Martin Murphy .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
George M. Williamson .... underwater photographer (as George Williamson)
J. Ernest Williamson .... underwater photographer (as Ernest)
Friend Baker .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Milton Loryea .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Brian Benison .... music (1991)
Alexander Rannie .... music (1991)
 
Other crew
Carl Laemmle .... president: The Universal Film Mfg. Co.
H.H. Barter .... technical director (uncredited)
Hertzel Effensachs .... underwater director (uncredited)
James Milburn .... assistant technical director (uncredited)
 
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105 min | UK:84 min (video)
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Black and White (tinted and toned)
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Certification:
Argentina:Atp | UK:PG | USA:Passed (National Board of Review: of Motion Pictures) | USA:TV-G (TV rating)

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Trivia:
The actual undersea footage was shot in the Bahamas due to the unusually clear water. When this film was remade by Walt Disney 38 years later, they came to this same spot for their undersea footage.See more »
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Continuity: In one scene on the island the balloon survivors are at a table and a black servant appears. He never shows up again and is not rescued at the end of the film with the rest of the survivors.See more »
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15 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
The hammy acting styles distract, but the pioneering underwater photography is worth a look., 10 March 1999
Author: Arthur Hausner (ahausner16@gmail.com) from Pine Grove, California

This may have been thrilling in 1916, but today it seems more of a curio. The Williamson brothers invented a camera to take pictures underwater, (the prologue tells us, complete with photos of them) so there's lots of shots of fish swimming, the bottom of the sea, men in diving suits and one battle with an octopus, which was a bit fuzzy. Still, the sense of watching movie history was strong, but don't expect too much in light of more modern techniques. What really bothered me was the hammy acting styles, with lots of arm motions and exaggerated facial features. It's the style that gave silent films a bad name. One who avoided this was Matt Moore, the hero of the film, and the only actor I recognized. Perhaps that is why he was still making movies in the 50's. The film uses plot elements of Verne's "The Mysterious Island" as well as "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea."

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