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


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 December 1969 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Kapitän Nemo 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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

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 »

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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" One can control their world, but not their hearts "
5 June 2010 | by thinker1691See all my reviews

In the incredible futuristic world of Jules Verne, the story of Captain Nemo and his crew are forever etched in the minds of adventure seeking readers. This movie is called " Captain Nemo and the Underwater city " and set in the world of the 1800's. The story is taken from one of the many adventurous stories concerning Verne's mysterious Captain Nemo (Robert Ryan). In this chapter a group of drowning passengers are rescued by Nemo's futuristic crew and taken to his incredible Underwater city. There they discover a fantastic world which he offers then as a permanent resident. However several of the survivors don't which to remain and try to escape. The stars playing the reluctantly survivors include Chuck Connors, Bill Fraser, Kenneth Connor and Allan Cuthbertson. The others include Helena Beckett (Nanette Newman) and Phillip Beckett (Christopher Hartstone). The film is a genuine Classic and one which entertains audiences as well today and it did back in 1969. Great fun. ****


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