20,000 Leagues Under the Sea


Release Date 1954-12-23
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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is a 1954 American adventure film starring Kirk Douglas as Ned Land, James Mason as Captain Nemo, Paul Lukas as Professor Pierre Aronnax, and Peter Lorre as Conseil. 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 has become the best-known adaptation of the book of the same name by Jules Verne, 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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Actors & Characters

Kirk Douglas Kirk Douglas Ned Land Ned Land
James Mason James Mason Captain Nemo Captain Nemo
Paul Lukas Paul Lukas Prof. Pierre Aronnax Prof. Pierre Aronnax
Peter Lorre Peter Lorre Conseil Conseil
Robert J. Wilke Robert J. Wilke First Mate of the Nautilus First Mate of the Nautilus
Ted de Corsia Ted de Corsia Capt. Farragut Capt. Farragut
Carleton Young Carleton Young John Howard John Howard
J. M. Kerrigan J. M. Kerrigan Old Billy Old Billy
Percy Helton Percy Helton Coach Driver Coach Driver
Ted Cooper Ted Cooper Mate on 'Lincoln' Mate on 'Lincoln'


Franz Planer Cinematography
Richard Fleischer Director
Elmo Williams Editor
Paul Smith Music
Walt Disney Producer
Earl Felton Writer