Walt Disney's fun, live-action adaptation of Jules Verne's classic science-fiction story features some of the best special effects produced in the 1950s. Captain Nemo, the commander of a futuristic submarine called the Nautilus, rescues the survivors of a shipwreck and takes them on an incredible journey far below the ocean's surface. They encounter numerous wonders of the sea, including an enormous squid which attacks the ship in the film's most unforgettable sequence. Academy Awards: Best Special Effects, Best Art/Set Direction.
1954 - Academy Awards - Best Art Direction - Set Decoration (Color) Winner
1954 - Academy Awards - Best Special Effects Winner
Jules Verne - French Novelist
Earl Felton - Author/Screenwriter
James Mason - British actor, A STAR IS BORN (1954)
Paul Lukas - Actor/In USA & UK
John Meehan - Art Director- Sunset Blvd.
Elmo Williams - Editor/Director/Producer; Producer, ERNEST GOES TO CAMP
Paul J. Smith - American Composer\D. 1985
Richard Fleischer - American Director/Son Of Max
Kirk Douglas - American actor, producer
Issur Danielovitch - American actor, producer
Isadore Demsky - American actor, producer
Peter Lorre - Slovakian actor, CASABLANCA, ARSENIC AND OLD LACE
László Löwenstein - Slovakian actor, CASABLANCA, ARSENIC AND OLD LACE
The film is 127 minutes, the supplemental material 69 minutes. Color by Technicolor; shot in CinemaScope. Additional credits: Joseph S. Dubin (orchestrations), Ralph Hammeras (special effects photography), Til Gabbani (underwater photography), Lou Hippe (makeup/hairstylist), Norman Martien (costumer), James Havens (2nd unit director), Tom Connors Jr. & Russ Haverick (assistant directors). Copyright The Walt Disney Company 1954.
"...The Disney studio's first American-made live-action spectacle remains one of its best..." - 05/16/2003 Entertainment Weekly, p.57