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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.

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Capt. Cyrus Harding
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Lady Mary Fairchild
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Herbert Brown
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Gideon Spilitt
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Captain Nemo
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Elena Fairchild
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Sgt. Pencroft
Dan Jackson ...
Cpl. Neb Nugent
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Directed by

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Cy Endfield

Written by

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John Prebble ... (screenplay) &
Daniel B. Ullman ... (screenplay) (as Daniel Ullman) &
Crane Wilbur ... (screenplay)
 
Jules Verne ... (novel)

Produced by

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Charles H. Schneer ... producer

Music by

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Bernard Herrmann

Cinematography by

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Wilkie Cooper ... (photographed by)

Film Editing by

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Frederick Wilson

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William C. Andrews ... (as Bill Andrews)

Production Management

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Raymond Anzarut ... production supervisor
Robert Sterne ... production manager (as Bob Sterne)

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René Dupont ... assistant director (as Rene Dupont)

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Francisco Prósper ... construction coordinator (uncredited)

Sound Department

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John Cox ... sound supervisor
Peter Handford ... sound recordist
Bob Jones ... sound recordist

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Ray Harryhausen ... special visual effects creator
Vic Margutti ... special photographic effects (uncredited)

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Jack Mills ... camera operator
Egil S. Woxholt ... underwater photography (as Egil Woxholt)
Ray Andrew ... clapper loader (uncredited)
Philip Finch ... clapper loader (uncredited)
Maurice Gillett ... chief electrician (uncredited)
Lynda Swarbrick ... still photographer (uncredited)

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Bernard Herrmann ... conductor: The London Symphony Orchestra / orchestrator (uncredited)
London Symphony Orchestra ... music performed by (uncredited)

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Bob Gill ... title designer
Marjorie Lavelly ... continuity
Donald L. Piccard ... technical advisor: balloon sequence (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

During the US Civil War, Union POWs escape in a balloon and end up stranded on a South Pacific island, inhabited by giant plants and animals. They must use their ingenuity to survive the dangers, and to devise a way to return home. Sequel to '20,000 Leagues Under the Sea'. Written by Stewart M. Clamen

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Taglines adventure! mystery! excitement! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Jules Verne's Mysterious Island (United Kingdom)
  • Jules Verne's Mysterious Island (United States)
  • L'île mystérieuse (France)
  • La isla misteriosa (Spain)
  • Η Μυστηριώδης νήσος (Greece)
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  • 101 min
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Budget $2,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Ray Harryhausen has related the story of watching a cut of the film with composer Bernard Herrmann. In a sequence involving a giant bird, Herrmann told Harryhausen that he was going to score it with "Turkey in the Straw" (he was only kidding). See more »
Goofs After eating the giant crab, the five castaways begin climbing the volcano. In one long shot, a sixth shirtless person (apparently a crewmember) appears from behind a rock for a few seconds. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Monsters and Magic (1972). See more »
Soundtracks Toccata and Fugue See more »
Crazy Credits Opening credits prologue: THE SIEGE OF RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 1865 See more »
Quotes Neb Nugent: Captain... what language is this?
Captain Cyrus Harding: It's Latin. "Mihi libertas necessest."
Lady Mary Fairchild: "I must have liberty."
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