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Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "20,000 Leagues Under The Sea"(1954)
You Tube ^ | 1954 | Walt Disney

Posted on 12/02/2012 12:37:41 PM PST by ReformationFan

This week's feature is Disney's epic version of Jules Verne's classic underwater adventure novel "20,000 Leagues Under The Sea." One of the best films from the Disney Studio of this era.


TOPICS: Music/Entertainment; Science; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: 1954; 20000; disney; julesverne; leaguesunderthesea; mfasa; scifi

1 posted on 12/02/2012 12:38:10 PM PST by ReformationFan
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To: ReformationFan

Well, with so many schools there, you’d expect a lot of leagues .....


2 posted on 12/02/2012 12:42:41 PM PST by mikrofon (Old Movie BUMP)
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To: ReformationFan
Gotta love free youtube movies. I'm sick and don't have cable. Yesterday was Hitchcock day. I watched Woman in the Window, Rebecca, and The 39 Steps. Today I was able to get live football on the computer. It is priceless. I'll consider your suggestion for later.
3 posted on 12/02/2012 12:45:54 PM PST by bramps (Sarah Palin got more votes in 2008 than Romney did in 2012)
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To: ReformationFan

Disney made a lot of great movies back then.

I have seen a couple of other versions of “20,000 Leagues”, and none of them were even close to the Disney version.


4 posted on 12/02/2012 12:46:58 PM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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To: ReformationFan

954? Thats one old film!


5 posted on 12/02/2012 12:47:57 PM PST by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12)
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To: ReformationFan

Great movie. I and my kids were sad when the ride was discontinued at Disney World - Florida.


6 posted on 12/02/2012 1:22:03 PM PST by RicocheT (Eat the rich only if you're certain it's your last meal)
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To: ReformationFan

One of those movies I used to love to watch as a kid, on a Sunday afternnon/evening, on channel 9’s Family Classics with Frazier Thomas.


7 posted on 12/02/2012 1:22:39 PM PST by mountn man (ATTITUDE- The Pleasure You Get From Life, Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It.)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

It was filmed on papyrus.


8 posted on 12/02/2012 1:28:54 PM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: ReformationFan
Verne was quite the visionary, no?

The visual scene that grabbed me when I saw it in the theater was the the wall behind which was the futuristic source of power for the sub. It was studded with translucent hemispheres behind which you saw the swirling colors of the process by which it was produced.

Well, that, and the tentacles of the giant squid.

9 posted on 12/02/2012 1:41:33 PM PST by Erasmus (Zwischen des Teufels und des tiefen, blauen Meers)
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To: ReformationFan

First movie I ever saw. At a drive-in movie.


10 posted on 12/02/2012 1:50:39 PM PST by miss marmelstein
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To: ReformationFan

How could it be 1954? I saw it in theater when I was a kid. Ever since I’ve wanted by own submarine with a ramming prow.


11 posted on 12/02/2012 1:57:19 PM PST by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: bramps

Indeed. A lot of great old classics there. Just rewatched some of THE 39 STEPS recently.


12 posted on 12/02/2012 2:12:05 PM PST by ReformationFan
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To: RicocheT

I didn’t know that. I’m sorry to read it was discontinued. I wonder if the Anaheim Disneyland still has it?


13 posted on 12/02/2012 2:13:41 PM PST by ReformationFan
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To: mountn man

I generally try to pick films that would be the ones I would see on the local station’s Sunday afternoon movies as a child.


14 posted on 12/02/2012 2:15:14 PM PST by ReformationFan
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To: Erasmus

Architeuthis (giant squid) really does that to subs. Eye is the size of a soccer ball - largest eyeball on the planet. Sperm whale eats em. Considered one of the largest prey/preditor matchups in the animal kingdom.


15 posted on 12/02/2012 2:26:23 PM PST by KingLudd
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To: ReformationFan

Those old Disney movies were family friendly but not in the least bit effeminate.

Some of the better ones were: “Treasure Island”, “Kidnapped”, “Darby O’Gill and the Little People”, “Swiss Family Robinson”, etc.

All of them really good adventure.


16 posted on 12/02/2012 2:42:28 PM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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To: miss marmelstein

Went to the drive-in many times but can’t recall what movies I saw. Seems like we had a different agenda.


17 posted on 12/02/2012 2:51:56 PM PST by TruthWillWin (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: ReformationFan
The only 20,000 Leagues “ride” at Disneyland was a walk through with some of the Movie Props.

The original Submarine Voyage had Military like Nuclear Subs which were later painted Yellow and became “Research” Subs. PC gone wild.

After it was closed for a while, they reopened it as the “Finding Nemo” ride.

Tokyo Disney has a version of the Ride inside a man made Volcania Island. There is a static full size version of the Nautilus in the Lagoon that looks just like the original.

I used to have a model of the Nautilus that was about three feet long. When I got an offer I couldn't refuse, I sold it.

18 posted on 12/02/2012 3:02:13 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (As they say in China, erections have consequences...)
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To: RicocheT

It is my understanding that the 20K lagoon was constantly leaking into the underground passageways under the Magic Kingdom used to move personnel and supplies out of view of guests. The maintenance became too expensive to stay open even though it was a classic and popular attraction. It was filled in for a while and allowed to settle, at that time under Pooh’s play place. It is now part of the greatly expanded New Fantasyland, still under construction.

You can still find one of the the old Nautilus ride vehicles submerged in the swimming area of Disney’s Castaway Cay. I snorkled around when I was there but did not find it.


19 posted on 12/02/2012 3:39:14 PM PST by UncleHambone ("Laughter is America's most important export." - Walt Disney)
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To: ReformationFan

I just picked up the 1916 version from Grapevine Video. It had been a long time since I’d seen it, and I didn’t remember it incorporating elements from Mysterious Island.


20 posted on 12/02/2012 3:45:58 PM PST by william clark (Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: ReformationFan

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Family_Classics


21 posted on 12/02/2012 3:49:37 PM PST by mountn man (ATTITUDE- The Pleasure You Get From Life, Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It.)
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To: ReformationFan

A wonderful movie.

Kirk Douglas sings to a seal.

Ends with a bang!


22 posted on 12/02/2012 6:51:20 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: KingLudd

Sperm whale has the advantage though. He can echo locate the squid from a good distance, nose up a good distance like a fighter jet does, nose down and doing about ten to fifteen knots and Bam!!, plows up Mr. Squid.


23 posted on 12/02/2012 6:56:21 PM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: yarddog

I love going back to watch Darby O’Gill just to see the early Connery performance.


24 posted on 12/02/2012 7:00:56 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Connery was not bad as a singer in that movie. Actually he does a little bit of singing in “Dr. No” too.


25 posted on 12/02/2012 7:15:18 PM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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To: Telepathic Intruder

It was probably re-released. I was born in ‘54 but saw it about 3-4 years later at the drive-in.


26 posted on 12/03/2012 4:26:41 AM PST by miss marmelstein
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