MYSTERIOUS ISLAND, THE
Shown as part of the Ocean Film Series
Films on the Hill at the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop
THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND (USA, 1929, 90 min.)
Count Andre Dakkar (Captain Nemo’s real name), played by Lionel Barrymore, is the benevolent leader of a small island coveted by evil Baron Falon. With his daughter Sonia and her fiancée Nicolai, he invents, builds and captains a marvelous submarine to explore the mysteries of the deep. Attempting to escape Baron Falon, they discover a land populated by dragons, giant squid and an amazing race of little men living on the ocean floor! A visual treat and a major science fiction film that speculates on the technology necessary to withstand the tremendous pressures of the deep ocean, this “part talking” picture is based on the book by Jules Verne. Directed by Lucien Hubbard.
Introduced by film critic Mike Canning.
Tickets, $5 at the door only.