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20000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)

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A ship sent to investigate a wave of mysterious sinkings encounters the advanced submarine, the Nautilus, commanded by Captain Nemo.

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The oceans during the late 1860-92s are no longer safe; many ships have been lost. Sailors have returned to port with stories of a vicious narwhal (a giant whale with a long horn) which sinks their ships. A naturalist, Professor (Pierre) Aronnax, his assistant, Conseil, and a professional whaler, Ned Land, join an US expedition which attempts to unravel the mystery. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Kirk Douglas was taught how to play the guitar by Harper Goff. In supplemental material on the DVD it was revealed that he learned quickly and invented the "throw the guitar and pull it back" trick used in the "Whale Of A Tale" sequence all by himself. See more »

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The Nautilus attacks the ammunition ship from port side. Yet in a subsequent underwater shot, the Nautilus is seen breaching through the hull from starboard side. See more »

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Conseil: All those men. They didn't even have a chance.
Ned Land: They were sailors, same as me. Slaughtered by that monster you're trying to make friends with.
Conseil: Ned, don't...
Ned Land: I don't know about you, Professor, but I feel like a knife that's just stabbed a friend in the back.
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Toccata and Fugue in D Minor
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by Johann Sebastian Bach
Played by James Mason (uncredited) (dubbed by an anonymous organist)
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This is Truly a Mesmerising Masterpiece
1 July 2004 | by (S.W England, Plymouth,) – See all my reviews

The "Nautilus" is the star of the film.Manned by Captain Nemo (James Mason),this submarine/machine voyages the ocean.

The cast of Actors truly are amazing as they brilliantly help adapt Jules Verne's gripping under-ocean tale. It won an Academy award and so it should have done,as this was a masterpiece to watch.

It was certainly written in the late 19th century to educate victorians of places they could only wish to be.If cinema was around at that time accompanied with the book,this film would go down well.

It has recently also had a DVD release which has features galore.The special effects are also superb for its time.(1953)

The team have certainly done a great job,and with Richard Fleischer at the helm,Walt made himself proud.This was Disney's real hay-day,and i feel this is one of Disney's greatest films. (9.0/10)


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