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Captain Nemo and the Underwater City (1969)

When Captain Nemo saves the passengers of a sinking ship and takes them to his Utopian underwater city he discovers that not all of his guests agree to remain there forever.

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When their sailing ship founders at sea, several of the passengers are rescued and find themselves aboard a submarine in the command of Captain Nemo. They are amazed to find that Nemo has built a vast underwater city. Men, women and children all live in harmony in Nemo's idyllic paradise that is free of war and lives off the riches that they've found at the bottom of sea. The new arrivals are distressed to learn however that as they've now seen the city, they cannot leave and must live there for the rest of their days. That doesn't sit well with many of the new arrivals some of whom set about to find a way to leave at whatever cost. Written by garykmcd

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They tried to leave the golden city with the most valuable prize of all-- their lives! See more »


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$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Nanette Newman was only cast after couple of actress including a Bond Girl passed. See more »

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Although the movie takes place during the Civil War, Chuck Connors' character talks about growing up in Kansas, which didn't become a state until 1861 at the beginning of the Civil War. See more »

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Swallow Bath: [after rejecting an offer by the panicky Mr. Lomax to attempt to escape] I thought you wanted to leave.
Barnaby Bath: But not with that one. To get out of this place is going to take a very cool head. And that one's nearly lost his already.
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Follows Mysterious Island (1961) See more »

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Fun movie, good miniature work.
23 February 2005 | by (California, USA) – See all my reviews

I saw this in the theater as a kid and loved it. The story about people living a Utopian existence in a domed city underwater sticks with me today. I'm not sure how I'd feel seeing it again, when the so-called 'good guys' in the movie are so anxious to get back to their own world that they endanger the underwater city and steal a submarine. But it's a fun movie with good sets, great miniature work on the subs, the cities, and the giant sea monster. I wish this was released on DVD as the sets and sub were quite neat looking.

A neat aspect of this movie is that they tried for a bit of science "fact". For example, the most common material in the undersea city was gold, because they used a process to pull gold out of sea water.

I wonder if those people are still living down there to this day? :)


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