The Mysterious Island (1929)





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A visionary, submarine-traveling scientist, master of a futuristic underground domain, is manipulated by a criminal nobleman into utilizing his inventions for war but ultimately triumphs with the help of a race of bizarre aquatic humanoids. Loosely adapted from the Jules Verne novel featuring sequences with sound and in early Technicolor.
Action & Adventure , Classics , Science Fiction & Fantasy , Television , Romance
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Lionel Barrymore
as Count Dakkar
Jane Daly
as Sonia Dakkar
Lloyd Hughes
as Nicolai Roget
Harry Gribbon
as Mikhail
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Remains interesting only as a curio.

Full Review… | June 2, 2008
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pretty good 4 its time now a curious relic as the studio switched 2 talkies its part talkie part silent & no noises like boots walking across the floor pretty kool spec efx.

Gregory Wood
Gregory Wood

it looks like i'm the 4th person on flixster to rate this so i think it needs a review. it's a mostly silent underseas adventure starring lionel barrymore as a scientist who wants to prove the existence of mermen. he builds some submarines which are promptly confiscated by the military for more nefarious purposes. there're some really well done scenes including octopus attacks; very cool effects for 1929. a kind of prequel to 20,000 leagues under the sea

Stella Dallas
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