20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1905)

The story begins in 1866, a mysterious sea monster is sighted by ships of several nations; an ocean liner is also damaged by the creature. The United States government finally assembles an ... See full summary »

Director:

Wallace McCutcheon

Writer:

Jules Verne (story)
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The story begins in 1866, a mysterious sea monster is sighted by ships of several nations; an ocean liner is also damaged by the creature. The United States government finally assembles an expedition in New York City to track down and destroy the menace. Professor Pierre Aronnax is a noted French marine biologist and narrator of the story happens to be in New York at the time and is a recognized expert in his field, he is issued a last-minute invitation to join the expedition, and he accepts. Canadian master harpoonist Ned Land and Aronnax's faithful assistant Conseil are also brought on board. The expedition sets sail from Brooklyn aboard a naval ship, the Abraham Lincoln, which travels down around the tip of South America and into the Pacific Ocean. After much fruitless searching, the monster is found, and the ship charges into battle. During the fight, the ship's steering is damaged, and the three are thrown overboard. They find themselves stranded on the "hide" of the creature, ... Written by Biograph Company

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The only actual reference to this film seems to be an entry in Biograph's catalogue. No picture, film fragment, poster, review or even recollection of this film is anywhere to be found on the internet (as of 2018, at least). This has led some to speculate that the film was never actually made, and the Biograph catalogue entry was made for a planned, rather than a released film. This is supported by the fact that its put down in Biograph's catalogue the same year (1905) as supposed director Wallace McCutcheon jumped ship from Biograph to Edison, perhaps leaving his underwater epic unproduced. See more »

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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Gamera vs. Zigra (1991) See more »

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Country:

USA

Language:

None | English

Release Date:

6 March 1905 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

20.000 milja pod morem See more »

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Budget:

$1,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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