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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954) was a Adventure - Family Film directed by Richard Fleischer and produced by Walt Disney.

Academy Awards 1954 --- Ceremony Number 27 (source: AMPAS)

Best Art DirectionArt Direction: John Meehan; Set Decoration: Emile KuriWon
Best Film EditingElmo WilliamsNominated

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Captain Nemo: The natives over there are cannibals. They eat liars with the same enthusiasm as they eat honest men.

Captain Nemo: Mr. Land, you saved my life. Why?
Ned Land: That's a good question. Well, there's only one thing a fella can do when he's made a mistake as big as this.
Conseil: What?
Ned Land: Get drunk!

[Upon arriving on a deserted beach with Ned Land]
Conseil: I don't see any native girls hungry for affection.

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The whole movie, except for the scenes where Ned Land and Conseil go ashore at New Guinea and meet the cannibals, and most of the underwater scenes with the divers, were filmed at the Disney Studio.
Sections of the film were photographed on location in Jamaica and the Bahamas, by director Richard Fleischer and a crew of over 400 technicians.
Cast members carried herring in their pockets to reward Esmerelda the seal after their scenes with her. Director Richard Fleischer was especially amused when the distinguished James Mason had to reach into his pocket after a shot. Fleischer said the cast smelled like the Fulton Fish Market.
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