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Paul Lukas, Kirk Douglas, and Peter Lorre with James Mason (as Captain Nemo)
Paul Lukas, Kirk Douglas, and Peter Lorre with James Mason (as Captain Nemo)

Thumbnail for 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954) 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)

Basics Critics:82Viewers:68Rusty:81
Category: Action/Adventure, Drama, Kids/Family, Sci-Fi/FantasyNotable as: Science FictionSub-Category: science fiction film, submarine films, film adaptationMain subject: piracyNarrative location: San Francisco, NautilusRuntime: 121 - 127 minutesColor: colorLanguage: EnglishCountry: United StatesFilming location: The BahamasDirector: Richard FleischerScreenwriter: Earl FeltonBased on: Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the SeaMusic: Paul SmithCinematography: Franz PlanerStars: Kirk Douglas, James Mason, Paul Lukas, Peter Lorre, Robert J. Wilke, Ted de Corsia, Carleton Young, J. M. Kerrigan, Percy Helton, Ted Cooper Producer: Walt DisneyStudio: The Walt Disney CompanyAwards won: Academy Award for Best Art Direction, Color
Academy Award for Best Special Effects
Award nominations: Academy Award for Best Film Editing (Elmo Williams)Award details: (details at IMDb)

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is a 1954 American adventure film starring Kirk Douglas, James Mason, Paul Lukas and Peter Lorre. It was the first science fiction film produced by Walt Disney Productions, as well as the only science-fiction film personally produced by Walt Disney. It was also the first feature-length Disney film to be distributed by Buena Vista Distribution. The film is adapted from Jules Verne's novel Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, and cited as an early example of the genre now called steampunk. This film is also Disney's fifth live-action film overall.

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