5.7/10
1,087
15 user 11 critic

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.

Director:

Reviews

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Adventure | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

During the Civil War a group of Union soldiers and two Confederates escape the stockade using a hot air balloon and end up on a strange Pacific island.

Director: Cy Endfield
Stars: Michael Craig, Joan Greenwood, Michael Callan
Adventure | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

In 1907, four explorers discover a lost colony of Vikings in the Arctic.

Director: Robert Stevenson
Stars: David Hartman, Donald Sinden, Jacques Marin
Adventure | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

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

Director: Richard Fleischer
Stars: Kirk Douglas, James Mason, Paul Lukas
Adventure | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

After being shipwrecked, a man finds himself on an island inhabited by tiny people, who soon make plans for him.

Director: Jack Sher
Stars: Kerwin Mathews, Jo Morrow, June Thorburn
Adventure | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

An Edinburgh professor and assorted colleagues follow an explorer's trail down an extinct Icelandic volcano to the earth's center.

Director: Henry Levin
Stars: James Mason, Pat Boone, Arlene Dahl
Fantasy | Family | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A farmboy turned knight must protect a princess from the schemes of an evil wizard.

Director: Nathan Juran
Stars: Kerwin Mathews, Judi Meredith, Torin Thatcher
Comedy | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A lawyer makes an interesting discovery that could affect his chances of getting elected to office.

Director: Robert Stevenson
Stars: Dean Jones, Suzanne Pleshette, Tim Conway
Action | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

The peaceful kingdom of Baristan has an evil ruler named El-Carim. He plans to capture his rival, Sindbad, who will soon return from sea in order to marry Princess Jana. The Princess ... See full summary »

Director: Byron Haskin
Stars: Guy Williams, Heidi Brühl, Pedro Armendáriz
Adventure | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The legendary Greek hero leads a team of intrepid adventurers in a perilous quest for the legendary Golden Fleece.

Director: Don Chaffey
Stars: Todd Armstrong, Nancy Kovack, Gary Raymond
Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The treasure seeking adventures of young Jim Hawkins and pirate captain Long John Silver.

Director: Byron Haskin
Stars: Bobby Driscoll, Robert Newton, Basil Sydney
Comedy | Family | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Some college students manage to persuade the town's big businessman, A. J. Arno, to donate a computer to their college. When the problem- student, Dexter Riley, tries to fix the computer, ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Butler
Stars: Kurt Russell, Cesar Romero, Joe Flynn
Family | Fantasy | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

When a princess is shrunken by an evil wizard, Sinbad must undertake a quest to an island of monsters to cure her and prevent a war.

Director: Nathan Juran
Stars: Kerwin Mathews, Kathryn Grant, Richard Eyer
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Captain Nemo
...
Senator Robert Fraser
...
Helena Beckett
...
Mala
...
Joab
Bill Fraser ...
...
...
Lomax
Christopher Hartstone ...
Phillip Beckett
Ian Ramsey ...
Adam
John Moore ...
Skipper
Anthony Bailey ...
Sailor
Alan Barry ...
Sailor
...
Mate Navigator
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Inspired by JULES VERNE See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

21 December 1969 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Kapitän Nemo  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This was Kenneth Connor's final non-"Carry On" film. See more »

Goofs

Though a generally anachronistic film anyway, the term "Holocaust" was not in public use before WWII. See more »

Quotes

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.
See more »

Connections

Follows Mysterious Island (1961) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Special adaptation about Jules Verne's famous story that displays sensational adventures , marvelous scenarios , being pretty enjoyable
5 September 2012 | by See all my reviews

Exciting and thrilling submarine movie dealing with the Nautilus captained by Nemo well played by Robert Ryan who along with his crew save some survivors of a drowning from a shipwrecked . When a ship is sunk , some passengers (Chuck Connors , Nanette Newman , Luciana Paluzzi , Alan Cuthbertson..) are rescued by a submarine and they are taken and get thoroughly involved with power-hungry captain Nemo (Robert Ryan) and take an extraordinary adventure underseas in an advanced city ; however they may be trapped for the rest of their lives. Prisoners at first, they are now treated as guests to view the underwater world and to hunt under the waves. Nemo will also tells them about the riveting underwater city of the future .

Silly but agreeable adventure with action , thrills , love story , full of fun and amusement , including some spectacular sets . Surprise-filled entertainment and with plenty of action on middling scale with acceptable though Naif special effects and some submarines by maquette or scale model . The underwater scenes , pyrotechnics, flood , flamboyant FX to make large-size Squid seem like horrible monster , all of them are spectacular and the film is another acceptable British product . Edge-of-the seat thrilling scenes as when happens an exciting pursuit among two submarines : Nautilus 1 and Nautilus 2 . Director James Hill renewed his acquaintance for little boys with this enjoyable and amusing movie . Our heroes incarnated by a throughly believable casting of the first-rate character players get stuck in the underwater city and Nautilus , undergoing numerous adventures and suffering innumerable perils . Memorable and great cast as Robert Ryan , Chuck Connors as a senator , both of whom have to grit their teeth and play it for real . English's Kenneth Connor and Bill Fraser provide light and brief relief and some laughters as a couple of not-too-intelligent greedy men . They were a pair who worked as a comical duo in various films . Gaudy camera work by excellent cameraman Alan Hume , the cinematography results to be clear and glimmer . Atmospheric and vivid score by Walter Stott .

The motion picture made at Metro Goldwyn Mayer British studios was middling directed by James Hill . He was an expert on children films and serials for showing at schoolboy cinema . Hill designed his acquaintance with amusements for the young generation and costume adventures blending with Lions (Born free , The lions are free , The lion at world's end) , Horses (Black Beauty) , Foxes (The Belstone Fox) , Elephants ( An Elephant called Slowly) and sea animals as Sharks and Squid like this ¨Captain Nemo and underwater city¨. ¨Born Free¨ remains his triumph in which the way the protagonists romp with three lionesses who play Elsa at several stages of growth is near-miraculous . Forever in search of a similar movie to equal this hit , he never quite found it . James Hill best movie turned out to be ¨Studio in terror¨ a Sherlock versus Jack Ripper terror thriller with lurid killings . Other films dealing with Jules Verne's Captain Nemo and his Nautilus are the following : the vintage story are an old mute (1916) by Stuart Paton . The classic movie marvelously directed by Richard Fleischer starred by Kirk Douglas , James Mason , Peter Lorre , Paul Lukas . And for TV directed by Rod Hardy with Michael Caine , Mia Sara and Patrick Dempsey ; and directed by Michael Anderson with Ben Cross and Richard Crenna ; furthermore a cartoon movie directed by Arthur Rankin. The motion picture will appeal to fantasy-adventure buffs and it's a wonderful popcorn story . Rating : 5, 5 . Acceptable and passable .


15 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page