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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1916)

Directed by Stuart Paton

Science Fiction | Adventure | Fantasy

Most recently watched by sensoria

Overview

Captain Nemo has built a fantastic submarine for his mission of revenge. He has traveled over 20,000 leagues in search of Charles Denver - a man who caused the death of Princess Daaker. Seeing what he had done, Denver took the daughter to his yacht and sailed away.

Length 105 minutes

Actors

Matt Moore | Lois Alexander | Curtis Benton | Wallace Clarke | Howard Crampton | Jane Gail | Joseph W. Girard | Dan Hanlon | Allen Holubar | Leviticus Jones | Martin Murphy | Edna Pendleton | William Welsh | Ole Jansen

Viewing Notes

An odd, interesting combination of Verne’s 20,000 LEAGUES, MYSTERIOUS ISLAND and… something else, but sans any giant monsters, sea or land. While the story is choppy it all comes together neatly in the end. First silent with flashbacks I’ve seen and billed as the first film with underwater photography.

The underwater scenes are ethereal and made more haunting due to the wear of the film combined with the murky grayness of the cinematography and the cool diving gear costumes.

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