20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1916)
The Universal's Wonder Picture
Filmed at the bottom of the ocean
A TERRIFYING COMBAT WHICH WAS ACTUALLY PHOTOGRAPHED BY THE MARVELOUS WILLIAMSON INVENTIONS
of the Wonderful Submarine Photo Drama
(c) 1916 - Universal Film Mfg. Co.
First and Only Submarine Photo-Drama Ever Filmed
PRESENT day thrilling submarine events were foretold fifty years ago by Jules Verne, the greatest imaginative writer who ever lived. Today they are pictured down to the minute in the Universal's starting photo-play based on "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea."
When you see this epoch-making drama you will have seen the most daring, the most sensational and most revolutionary achievement in cinema history.
You will see Jules Verne's "monster" that terrorized the seven seas.
You will see the mighty commander, Captain Nemo, who followed the path of vessels 20,000 leagues on his voyage of vengeance.
You will see the torpedo fired and photographed under the ocean while speeding on its deadly mission, and then see a full-rigged ship blown to atoms.
Through the magic window in the submarine "Nautilus" you will see the victims sinking to the silent depths. Through this window you are shown all the amazing wonders of the deep.
You see the "Nautillus" (sic) in a tropic ocean dive to mysterious depths, and human beings emerge exactly as Jules Verne wrote.
Hunters descend to the floor of the ocean among man-eating sharks.
They require neither life lines nor air pipes to connect them with the surface. With a supply of oxygen in condensed air tanks, they visit the wonderful marine gardens and coral caverns where human feet never ventured before.
Century old wrecks are found and searched for lost treasures.
There is a terrifying comabt fathoms deep, between Captain nemo and a giant octopus crushing a pearl diver in its monster tentacles; positively the most thrilling spectacle ever photographed.Scenes from under the ocean, on the earth and in the sky combine to make this first and only submarind drame truly the most amazine wonder=picture of all time.
with Allan Holubar, Jain Gail and Matt Moore. Directed by Stuart Paton. Universal.
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Last Modified July 27, 2013.