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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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James Hill
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Robert Ryan ... Captain Nemo
Chuck Connors ... Senator Robert Fraser
Nanette Newman ... Helena Beckett
Luciana Paluzzi ... Mala
John Turner ... Joab
Bill Fraser Bill Fraser ... Barnaby Bath
Kenneth Connor ... Swallow Bath
Allan Cuthbertson ... Lomax
Christopher Hartstone Christopher Hartstone ... Phillip Beckett
Ian Ramsey Ian Ramsey ... Adam
John J. Moore John J. Moore ... Skipper (as John Moore)
Anthony Bailey Anthony Bailey ... Sailor
Alan Barry Alan Barry ... Sailor
Vincent Harding ... Mate Navigator
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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

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Inspired by JULES VERNE See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Honor Blackman was originally announced for the female lead back in 1968. 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.
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2nd of 3 Captain Nemo stories
12 February 2000 | by SanDiegoSee all my reviews

Sequel to "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" (the Disney version) and prequel to "Mysterious Island" (1961 version) relating the further adventures of Jules Verne's Captain Nemo and his submarine community. As in those two films (and the Jules Verne novels by the same name), shipwrecked survivors are rescued by Captain Nemo and in this case, taken to his underwater city. Robert Ryan is no James Mason and brings the plot to a sleeping halt with his monotone delivery and wooden appearance and Chuck Connors is terribly miscast as the head of the survivors, however director James Hill ("Born Free") excels at filming nature and the film comes alive whenever people interact with animals such as a shark attack. Jules Verne stories are always fascinating and some of the set design is inspired (including an underwater resort-style swimming pool shared by children and penguins!). Really fun to watch as a trilogy since the story line holds together from one film to another (despite different producers and film studios!)


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 December 1969 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Captain Nemo and the Underwater City See more »

Filming Locations:

Off Malta, Mediterranean Sea See more »

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Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Omnia Pictures Ltd. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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