Wednesday, March 16, 2011

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea - 1916

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is a 1916 American silent film directed by Stuart Paton. The film's storyline is based on the novel of the same name by Jules Verne, along with other elements used from Verne's The Mysterious Island.
This version is notable for its groundbreaking work in underwater photography by the brothers 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.
Director: Stuart Paton
Writer: Jules Verne (novel)
Stars: Allen Holubar, Lois Alexander and Curtis Benton

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