Director Trademark: [Karel Zeman][hats] When the island blows up, Count Artigas' hat is blown into the sky and then falls into the sea and sinks. See more »
Lion fish never grow as large as shown. A lot of the fish look bigger than they really are when looking out the window of the submarine. See more »
Himself - Announcer:
[This first part is live and only in the original English release version that is sometimes cut out of television viewings]
Hello! I'm Hugh Downs! This is a model of one of our newest submarines! A submarine similar to this recently sailed around the world without refueling and without once coming to the surface! Amazing isn't it! And this... a new jet passenger plane! Los Angeles to New York in less than five hours! Flies from New York to Paris in seven! It took Lindberg thirty-three hours to ...
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"In the new motion picture technique Mysti-Mation" [US dubbed release] See more »
The original U.S. theatrical release featured an introduction by Hugh Downs. This introduction had been removed from the television release. See more »
I had never heard of this film until earlier this year when a small local revival cinema announced a showing, and being an old fan of Jules Verne I took a strong interest. I thought it was pretty amazing, the effects aren't quite like anything I've ever seen and it just felt like it took place in a kind of dream world! Other reviews say it was based on a Verne story "For the Flag" though the end credits I saw mentioned a different title I thought. I can't remember what that was; in any case I am unfamiliar with it and was obviously a precursor to some of his other better known novels. I found this movie has been issued on DVD.
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