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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Details

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This 1954 Disney version of [[Performer~P311510~Jules Verne~julesverne]]'s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea represented the studio's costliest and most elaborate American-filmed effort to date. [[Performer~P88133~Kirk Douglas~kirkdouglas]] plays a trouble-shooting 19th century seaman, trying to discover why so many whaling ships have been disappearing of late. Teaming with scientist [[Performer~P43708~Paul Lukas~paullukas]] and diver [[Performer~P100174~Peter Lorre~peterlorre]], [[Performer~P88133~Douglas~kirkdouglas]] sets sail to investigate--and is promptly captured by the megalomaniac Captain Nemo ([[Performer~P101610~James Mason~jamesmason]]), 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, Rovi

  • Release date:December 23, 1954

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Emile Kuri Best Color Art Direction 1954 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Elmo Williams Best Editing 1954 Nominee

Cast

Kirk Douglas
as Ned Land
James Mason
as Captain Nemo
Paul Lukas
as Prof. Aronnax, Narrator
Peter Lorre
as Conseil
Robert J. Wilke
as 1st Mate of "Nautilus"
Carleton Young
as John Howard
Percy Helton
as Diver
Ted Cooper
as Mate of "Abraham Lincoln"
Edward Marr
as Shipping Agent
Fred Graham
as Casey Moore
J.M. Kerrigan
as Billy
Ted de Corsia
as Captain Farragut
Herb Vigran
as Reporter
Harry Harvey
as Shipping Clerk

Crew

Richard Fleischer
Director
Walt Disney
Producer
Earl Felton
Screenwriter
Franz Planer
Cinematographer
Till Gabbani
Cinematographer
Ralph Hammeras
Cinematographer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Featured Music
Elmo Williams
Editor
Harper Goff
Supervising Art Director
Emile Kuri
Set Designer
Norman Martien
Costume Designer
Eustace Lycett
Special Effects
Joshua Meador
Special Effects
John Hench
Special Effects
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