20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

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  • Richard Fleischer


  • Kirk Douglas
  • James Mason
  • Paul Lukas

A ship sent to investigate a wave of mysterious sinkings encounters the advanced submarine, the Nautilus, commanded by Captain Nemo.

In 1866, Professor Pierre M. Aronnax (Paul Lukas) and his assistant Conseil (Peter Lorre), stranded in San Francisco by reports of a giant sea monster attacking ships in the Pacific Ocean, are invited to join an expedition to search for the creature. During the search, they and harpooner Ned Land (Kirk Douglas) are thrown overboard during an attack, eventually discovering that the supposed monster is actually a submarine piloted by the brilliant but haunted Captain Nemo (James Mason).

Past Programs


Deep Dive: Exploring the World's Oceans

Belcourt Theatre, Nashville, TN