20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)

Prince Charles Cinema
  • Sun 17 Nov
  • 15:25

Synopsis

This 1954 Disney version of Jules Verne's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea represented the studio's costliest and most elaborate American-filmed effort to date. Kirk Douglas plays a trouble-shooting 19th century seaman, trying to discover why so many whaling ships have been disappearing of late. Teaming with scientist Paul Lukas and diver Peter Lorre, Douglas sets sail to investigate--and is promptly captured by the megalomaniac Captain Nemo (James Mason), who skippers a lavish, scientifically advanced submarine. The film's special effects, including a giant squid, were impressive enough in 1954 to win an Academy Award.~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

Rating:
U
Universal - Suitable for allA U film should be suitable for audiences aged four years and over, although it is impossible to predict what might upset any particular child. U films should be set within a positive framework and should offer reassuring counterbalances to any violence, threat or horror. If a work is particularly suitable for pre-school children, this will be indicated in the BBFCinsight.
Released:
01/01/1954
Duration:
127 min
Genres:
Classic
Director:
Richard Fleischer
Producer:
Walt Disney
Writer:
Jules Verne/ Earl Felton
Starring:
Kirk Douglas, Peter Lorre, Paul Lukas, James Mason
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