Professor Aronnax (Paul Lukas) and his assistant, Conseil (Peter Lorre), are stranded in San Francisco by reports of a giant sea monster attacking ships in the Pacific Ocean. They are invited to join an expedition in search of the creature. During this search, they—along with harpooner, Ned Land (Kirk Douglas)—are thrown overboard during an attack, discovering that the supposed monster is actually a submarine piloted by the brilliant but haunted Captain Nemo (James Mason).
Welcome to the coverage of our first Disney film! And what a film it is… the original 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea was a milestone in special effects and movie production, with an A-list cast and the power of a major studio behind a unique science fiction project. Join us as we discuss the pros and cons of this epic sci-fi adventure. Listen, as Johnny Has the Keys dives deep into the water, where monster squids lurk and where a mad Captain haunts the sea in a metal beast called the Nautilus.
***Note: We’ve been having some Zoom connection problems and, occasionally, briefly, you may hear a glitch or our audio (Tim’s usually) does not sync with the video. Never fear, we catch most of the audio and (with video) the error seems to correct itself shortly. We are working on solutions to this problem.***
- 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)
- Original trailer
- Jules Verne
- Richard Fleischer
- James Mason
- Peter Lorre
- H.G. Wells
- Edgar Rice Burroughs
- Moby Dick (1956)
- Phantom of the Opera (1925)
- Fantastic Voyage (1966)
- Run Silent, Run Deep (1958)
- The Hunt for Red October (1990)
- Mysterious Island (1961)
- At the Earth’s Core (1976)
- The Land that Time Forgot (1974)
- Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959)
- Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)
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