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20000 Leagues Under the Sea
Directed by Stuart Paton
Produced by Carl Laemmle
Written by Jules Verne (novel)
Stuart Paton
Starring Lois Alexander
Curtis Benton
Wallace Clarke
Allen Holubar
Distributed by Universal
Release date(s) December 24, 1916
Running time 105 min
Country  United States
Language Silent film
English intertitles

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is a silent film made in 1916, based on the novel by Jules Verne of the same title.

This version is notable for its groundbreaking work in actual underwater photography by George M. Williamson and J. Ernest Williamson. Actual underwater cameras were not used, but a system of watertight tubes and mirrors allowed the camera to shoot reflected images of underwater scenes staged in shallow sunlit waters. Captain Nemo is presented as an Indian prince who created the Nautilus after an unscrupulous colonial officer killed his wife and burned down his palace, a characterization in keeping with Verne's book.

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