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Director:
Writer:
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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Cast

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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)
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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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Runtime:
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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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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10 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (Silent Version - 1916), 15 September 2007
Author: gzwebdiver-1 from United States

I found this film extraordinary, if for no other reason than the fact, that that they used underwater photography showing divers in deep sea helmets using what looked to be rifles with spears attached (early spear guns, I imagine) actually shooting at a large group of sharks swimming around them. I also didn't see any air lines attached to any of these divers, however, if you looked closely, you could see some air bubbles come out of the helmets of the divers every so often. They must have been using some type of compressed air with a regulator, however when I queried Google, I was informed that SCUBA wasn't invented until 1939 for the US Navy and the air regulator hadn't been invented until 1943 by Jacques Cousteau. There was a device that contained compressed air in a belt attached to a diver's helmet that was invented in 1825 but that would only allow a diver to stay under 7 minutes. Were they really able to get all of the shots with the divers within that time frame. Very curious. Does anyone have the technical details for how this film was accomplished? I give this film a 9 for technology and a 5 for story line and acting for a 7 overall.

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