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Director:
Writer:
Earl Felton (screenplay)
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Release Date:
23 December 1954 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Walt Disney's Mighty, Magnificent, Memorable 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea! See more »
Plot:
A ship sent to investigate a wave of mysterious sinkings encounters the advanced submarine, the Nautilus, commanded by Captain Nemo. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Won 2 Oscars. Another 1 win & 2 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(3 articles)
Fincher diving into '20,000 Leagues'
 (From The Hollywood Reporter. 15 May 2010, 7:00 AM, PDT)

Filmmaker Richard Fleischer Dies
 (From WENN. 27 March 2006)

Director Richard Fleischer Dies at 89
 (From WENN. 24 March 2006)

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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Kirk Douglas ... Ned Land

James Mason ... Captain Nemo

Paul Lukas ... Prof. Pierre Aronnax

Peter Lorre ... Conseil

Robert J. Wilke ... First Mate of the Nautilus

Ted de Corsia ... Capt. Farragut
Carleton Young ... John Howard
J.M. Kerrigan ... Old Billy
Percy Helton ... Coach Driver
Ted Cooper ... Mate on 'Lincoln'
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chet Brandenburg ... Sailor (uncredited)
John Daheim ... Nautilus Seaman (uncredited)
Jack Gargan ... Reporter from The Post (uncredited)
Harper Goff ... Minister in San Francisco Steam Packet office (uncredited)
Fred Graham ... Casey Moore (uncredited)
Harry Harvey ... Ticket Agent (uncredited)
Ray Linn Jr. ... Bass-Singing Sailor (uncredited)
Dayton Lummis ... Reporter from The Bulletin (uncredited)
Eddie Marr ... Shipping Agent (uncredited)
Laurie Mitchell ... One of Ned's Girlfriends (uncredited)
T. Monaghan ... Crewman (uncredited)

Ron Nyman ... Sailor (uncredited)

Gloria Pall ... Blonde Girlfriend (uncredited)
Jack Pennick ... Cannon Mate Carson (uncredited)
Robert Robinson ... Sailor (uncredited)
Jack Stoney ... Police Detective (uncredited)
S. Tarnell ... Crewman (uncredited)
Herb Vigran ... Reporter for the Globe (uncredited)
Sailor Vincent ... Sailor (uncredited)

Directed by
Richard Fleischer 
 
Writing credits
Earl Felton (screenplay)

Jules Verne  novel (uncredited)

Produced by
Walt Disney .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Paul J. Smith  (as Paul Smith)
 
Cinematography by
Franz Planer (photographed by)
 
Film Editing by
Elmo Williams 
 
Production Design by
Harper Goff (uncredited)
 
Art Direction by
John Meehan 
Harper Goff (uncredited)
 
Set Decoration by
Emile Kuri 
 
Makeup Department
Louis Hippe .... hairdresser (as Lou Hippe)
Louis Hippe .... makeup artist (as Lou Hippe)
Emmy Eckhardt .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Dan Greenway .... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
Gustaf Norin .... makeup supervisor (uncredited)
Lillian Rader .... hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Fred Leahy .... production manager
Frederic Leahy .... production supervisor (uncredited)
Ed Ralph .... assistant production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tom Connors Jr. .... assistant director
James Curtis Havens .... second unit director (as James Havens)
Russ Haverick .... assistant director
J. Matane .... second unit director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Bruce Bushman .... sketch artist
Adam John Backauskas .... property maker (uncredited)
Art Cole .... property master: second unit (uncredited)
Arden Cripe .... property master (uncredited)
J.C. Delaney .... assistant property master (uncredited)
Juan Esquinta .... painter (uncredited)
Sandy Grace .... lead man (uncredited)
Juan Haquinta .... stand-by painter (uncredited)
John Harris .... stand-by painter (uncredited)
John Hench .... production illustrator (uncredited)
Roland Hill .... interior design consultant: Nautilus (uncredited)
De Nunsic .... painter (uncredited)
James Owens .... assistant property master (uncredited)
Russell Ray .... laborer (uncredited)
Freddie Stoos .... production illustrator (uncredited)
Art Sweet .... laborer (uncredited)
Karl Wiebach .... submarine interior (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Robert O. Cook .... sound recordist
C.O. Slyfield .... sound director
G.R. Danner .... boom operator (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
John Hench .... special effects
Joshua Meador .... special effects (as Josh Meador)
Jim Donnelly .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
Lou Gray .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Robert A. Mattey .... special effects director (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Peter Ellenshaw .... matte artist
Ralph Hammeras .... effects photographer
Ub Iwerks .... special processes
Charles Bovel .... director of photography: visual effects unit (uncredited)
Marcel Delgado .... miniatures (uncredited)
Warren Wray Hamilton .... miniature technician (uncredited)
Andy Lane .... back projection supervisor (uncredited)
Chris Mueller .... model sculptor (uncredited)
Fred Sersen .... visual effects supervisor: second unit (uncredited)
Albert Whitlock .... titles designer (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Norman Bishop .... stunt diver (uncredited)
Ricou Browning .... stunt diver (uncredited)
Joe Canutt .... stunts (uncredited)
John Daheim .... stunt double: James Mason (uncredited)
F. Donahue .... stunt diver (uncredited)
Alfred Hanson .... stunt diver (uncredited)
Stubby Kruger .... stunts (uncredited)
Carey Loftin .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Carey Loftin .... stunts (uncredited)
Frank McGrath .... stunts (uncredited)
Frank McMann .... stunt double: James Mason (uncredited)
Eddie Parker .... stunt double: Robert J. Wilke (uncredited)
Gil Parker .... stunt diver (uncredited)
Harvey Parry .... stunts (uncredited)
Robert Paulson .... stunt diver (uncredited)
Gil Perkins .... stunt double: Kirk Douglas (uncredited)
Charles Regan .... stunt diver (uncredited)
George Robotham .... stunts (uncredited)
D. Rochlen .... stunt diver (uncredited)
Ed Stepner .... stunts (uncredited)
Jack Sterling .... stunts (uncredited)
Bill Stropahl .... stunt diver (uncredited)
Louis Tomei .... stunts (uncredited)
Dale Van Sickel .... stunts (uncredited)
Carl Vernell .... stunt double: Kirk Douglas (uncredited)
Jack Williams .... stunt double: Kirk Douglas (uncredited)
Jack Williams .... stunts (uncredited)
Terry Wilson .... stunts (uncredited)
Fred Zendar .... stunt diver (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Til Gabani .... underwater photographer (as Till Gabbani)
Charles P. Boyle .... director of photography: second unit (uncredited)
Edward Colman .... director of photography: second unit (uncredited)
Tom Eddy .... electrician (uncredited)
John Farrell .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Jim Grady .... electrician (uncredited)
Hadley .... camera grip (uncredited)
Paul Hill .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Dick Johnson .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Kauffman .... camera technician (uncredited)
James V. King .... camera operator: second unit (uncredited)
F. Bud Mautino .... camera operator (uncredited)
Morris Rosen .... key grip (uncredited)
Charles Russell .... grip (uncredited)
Don Stott .... chief lighting technician (uncredited)
Hal Swanson .... assistant chief lighting technician (uncredited)
Anthony Ugrin .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Norman Martien .... costumer
Harrington .... costume assistant (uncredited)
Herman .... costume assistant (uncredited)
Robert Martien .... wardrobe supervisor (uncredited)
Robert Olivas .... costume assistant (uncredited)
Ottras .... costume assistant (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Joseph Dubin .... orchestrator (as Joseph S. Dubin)
 
Other crew
Walt Disney .... presenter
Harper Goff .... production developer
Morgan Padelford .... Technicolor consultant
Fred Zendar .... diving master
Dick Anderson .... dive equipment master (uncredited)
Elliott Barns .... wrangler (uncredited)
Art Black .... first aid (uncredited)
Dr. Bryan .... first aid (uncredited)
Howard Davis .... assistant production coordinator (uncredited)
Thomas Michael Dyers .... technical advisor (uncredited)
W.F. Fitzgerald .... production coordinator (uncredited)
Hazel George .... first aid (uncredited)
William Hunter .... life guard (uncredited)
Howard Lightbourn .... liaison: Bahamas locations (uncredited)
Howard Lydecker .... consultant (uncredited)
Theodore Lydecker .... consultant (uncredited)
Jack Peterson .... production assistant (uncredited)
Robertson .... liaison: Jamaica (uncredited)
Marvin Weldon .... script supervisor (uncredited)
 
Crew verified as complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Jules Verne's 20000 Leagues Under the Sea" - UK (complete title), USA (complete title)
"Walt Disney's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" - USA (poster title)
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Runtime:
127 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
4-Track Stereo (RCA Sound Recording)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:PG | Canada:G (Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Quebec) | Canada:F (Ontario) | Canada:G (video rating) | Finland:K-8 (1976) | Finland:K-12 (1955) | France:U | Iceland:L | New Zealand:G | Norway:11 | Peru:PT | Portugal:M/6 | Spain:T | Sweden:15 (original rating) | Sweden:11 (cut) (1966) | Sweden:Btl (cut) (1955) | UK:U (passed with cuts) | UK:U (video rating) (1985) (2002) | USA:Approved (PCA #18972) | USA:G (re-rating) (1970) | West Germany:12

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Walt Disney briefly considered English actor Ralph Richardson for the role of Captain Nemo.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When an attacked ship explodes, the men of the Nautilus are thrown AWAY from the explosion. If there was a real explosion, the Nautilus would be blown away from the explosion, and the untethered men would be thrown TOWARDS the explosion.See more »
Quotes:
[Boarding the Nautilus for the first time]
Professor Pierre Aronnax, narrator:There is great genius behind all this.
Conseil:Yes, and great evil. Don't forget this, this is an engine of destruction.
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Soundtrack:
A Whale of a TaleSee more »

FAQ

Is this the best adaptation on film of a story by Jules Verne?
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27 out of 35 people found the following review useful.
See the special edition of this Disney classic on DVD., 14 June 2003
Author: raysond from Chapel Hill, North Carolina

The Disney studio's first American-made live-action spectacle remains one of its best,thanks to James Mason's portrayal of Jules Verne's anti-hero submarine commander,Captain Nemo,as a misguided Victorian-era terrorist. Mason brings such feline assurance to the part that he makes Kirk Douglas' hound-dog overacting as captive harpoonist Ned Land a forgivable counterpart. Disney milked every promotional angle for the film's debut which was the studio's first feature to filmed in widescreen Cinemascope and breathtaking Technicolor. It went on to become of the top ten highest-grossing pictures of that year,going up against contenders like "On The Waterfront",not to mention a horror-film as well intitled "The Creature From The Black Lagoon". It also went on to win several Oscars for special effects and for its cimematopgraphy. It was included in the Best Actor category with a nomination for James Mason's brilliant performance as Nemo.

The film is a classic and it stands behind several other Disney films which include "Old Yeller","The Parent Trap",and also "Mary Poppins".

The DVD version is out on this which includes several batches of goodies including the excerpts from the classic Disneyland TV show cannily plugging the picture,and also includes the theatrical trailer,and interviews with actors Kirk Douglas,James Mason,director Richard Fleischer with footage of scenes where the film was being shot at on locations in Florida and in the Bahamas. The movie itself is a breathtaking achievement and it includes the scene where the submarine the Nautilus rams a ship into the abyss,and the scene where the crew tangles with a bloodthirsty squid,and an encounter with a giant octopus under the depths. See It On DVD in the widescreen format! Rating: 5 stars.

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