20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
Kirk Douglas stars as Ned Land and James Mason as Captain Nemo in this Walt Disney live-action adaptation of the classic Jules Verne underwater adventure. Sent to investigate a rash of shipwrecks, Ned encounters the nefarious Nemo's submarine. An ambitious production at the time, the film nabbed two Academy Awards, for special effects and art direction. Paul Lukas, Peter Lorre and a frightening giant squid co-star in Richard Fleischer's epic.