20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954 film)

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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is a 1954 American Technicolor science fiction-adventure film and the first feature shot in CinemaScope.wikipedia
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Richard Fleischer

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It was personally produced by Walt Disney through Walt Disney Productions, directed by Richard Fleischer, and stars Kirk Douglas, James Mason, Paul Lukas, and Peter Lorre.
Richard O. Fleischer (December 8, 1916 – March 25, 2006) was an American film director known for such movies as The Narrow Margin (1952), 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954), Fantastic Voyage (1966), the Oscar-award winning musical film Doctor Dolittle (1967) and Soylent Green (1973).

James Mason

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It was personally produced by Walt Disney through Walt Disney Productions, directed by Richard Fleischer, and stars Kirk Douglas, James Mason, Paul Lukas, and Peter Lorre.
He starred in a number of successful British and American films from the 1950s to the early 1980s, including The Desert Fox, A Star Is Born, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Lolita, North by Northwest, The Prisoner of Zenda, Journey to the Centre of the Earth, A Touch of Larceny, Bigger Than Life, Julius Caesar, Georgy Girl, The Deadly Affair, Age of Consent, Heaven Can Wait, The Boys from Brazil, The Verdict, Mandingo, Murder by Decree and Salem's Lot.

Science fiction film

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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is a 1954 American Technicolor science fiction-adventure film and the first feature shot in CinemaScope.
These include The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951), The Thing from Another World (1951), When Worlds Collide (1951), The War of the Worlds (1953), 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954), This Island Earth (1955), Forbidden Planet (1956), Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956), The Curse of Frankenstein (1957), Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959) and On the Beach (1959).

Peter Lorre

It was personally produced by Walt Disney through Walt Disney Productions, directed by Richard Fleischer, and stars Kirk Douglas, James Mason, Paul Lukas, and Peter Lorre.
Lorre's other films include Frank Capra's Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) and Disney's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954).

Paul Lukas

It was personally produced by Walt Disney through Walt Disney Productions, directed by Richard Fleischer, and stars Kirk Douglas, James Mason, Paul Lukas, and Peter Lorre.
Modern viewers also remember Lukas for his role as Professor Aronnax in Walt Disney's film version of Jules Verne's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954).

Steampunk

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It is considered an early precursor of the steampunk genre.
Many of the visualisations of steampunk have their origins with, among others, Walt Disney's film 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954), including the design of the story's submarine the Nautilus, its interiors, and the crew's underwater gear; and George Pal's film The Time Machine (1960), especially the design of the time machine itself.

CinemaScope

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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is a 1954 American Technicolor science fiction-adventure film and the first feature shot in CinemaScope.
Among the features and shorts they filmed with it, they created the live-action epic 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, considered one of the best examples of early CinemaScope productions.

Carleton Young

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Other films Young was cast in are: Reefer Madness (1936), Navy Blues (1937), Dick Tracy (1937), Valley of the Sun (1942), Flying Leathernecks (1951), The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951), From Here to Eternity (1953), Walt Disney's adaptation of Jules Verne's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954) as John Howard, and The Horse Soldiers (1959).

Kirk Douglas

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It was personally produced by Walt Disney through Walt Disney Productions, directed by Richard Fleischer, and stars Kirk Douglas, James Mason, Paul Lukas, and Peter Lorre. A single for the film's most memorable song "A Whale of a Tale", written by Norman Gimbel and Al Hoffman and sung by Kirk Douglas, was also released in 1954 under the Decca Children's Series label.
In 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954), Douglas showed that in addition to serious, driven characters, he was adept at roles requiring a lighter, comic touch.

Academy Award for Best Visual Effects

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It won two Academy Awards for Best Art Direction and Best Special Effects.

Academy Award for Best Production Design

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It won two Academy Awards for Best Art Direction and Best Special Effects.

Laurie Mitchell

In 1954, she made her acting debut as a hooker opposite Kirk Douglas in 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.

Robert J. Wilke

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Outside of westerns, Wilke appeared in such films as From Here to Eternity (1953) and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954).

Nautilus (Verne)

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The captain introduces himself as Nemo, master of the Nautilus.

Joshua Meador

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He was a member of the team that created the special effects for 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954), for which the Walt Disney Studio won an Academy Award.

Captain Nemo

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The film was a critical and commercial success, being especially remembered for the fight with a giant squid, and Mason's definitive performance as the charismatic anti-hero Captain Nemo.

Elmo Williams

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Among the films that Williams edited are High Noon (1952), 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954) and The Vikings (1958).

John Hench

In 1954, Hench was in the studio's live action department, as lead developer of the hydraulic giant squid in 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. The film won an Academy Award for Best Special Effects in 1954.

Norman Gimbel

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A single for the film's most memorable song "A Whale of a Tale", written by Norman Gimbel and Al Hoffman and sung by Kirk Douglas, was also released in 1954 under the Decca Children's Series label.
Small successes and moderate fame came as a result of lively novelty songs "Ricochet", which was popularized in a 1953 recording by Teresa Brewer from which was developed the 1954 Judy Canova film Ricochet Romance, and "[[20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954 film)#Differences between the film and the novel|A Whale of a Tale]]", sung by Kirk Douglas in another 1954 production, Disney's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.

Harper Goff

The film's primary art designer, Harper Goff, who designed the Nautilus, was not a member of the Art Directors Union in 1954 and therefore, under a bylaw within the Academy of Motion Pictures, he was unable to receive his Academy Award for Art Direction.
He is specifically credited with many of the finest inventive effects in Disney's groundbreaking live-action film, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, which he art-directed, even though the movie credit reads: "Production Developed By..."

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

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The film is adapted from Jules Verne's 19th-century novel Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea.
In Walt Disney's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954), a live-action Technicolor film adaptation of the novel, Captain Nemo is European, bitter because his wife and son were tortured to death by those in power in the fictional prison camp of Rorapandi, in an effort to get Nemo to reveal his scientific secrets.