20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
DIRECTOR: RICHARD FLEISCHER
CAST: KIRK DOUGLAS, JAMES MASON, PAUL LUKAS, PETER LORRE
A whale of a tale from CinemaScope master Fleischer, this fabulous widescreen adaptation of Jules Verne’s Victorian era science-fiction classic stars Kirk Douglas as a rowdy seaman who runs afoul of the Nautilus, the magnificent submarine home of James Mason’s brilliant but quite mad Captain Nemo. A film of merriment and strange magic, the lavish sets only outdone by the eerie majesty of the undersea photography.