The oceans during the late 1860-92s are no longer safe; many ships have been lost. Sailors have returned to port with stories of a vicious narwhal (a giant whale with a long horn) which sinks their ships. A naturalist, Professor (Pierre) Aronnax, his assistant, Conseil, and a professional whaler, Ned Land, join an US expedition which attempts to unravel the mystery.
WOW! I haven't seen this movie since I was a kid and even now it has captured my imagination.
An excellent story that still rings true even in this generation. A tale that explores the depths of the ocean, the solitude of the deep, and the defiance of mainstream humanity.
Kirk Douglas, James Mason, Peter Lorre were absolutey amazing. The camera work and set design timeless. The music perfect. The SFX are revolutionary for the time and easy to over look in the present.
20,000 was wonderful visit down memory lane. Scenes from my childhood would flash through my minds eye moments before happening on screen. I was a kid again.