20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1916)

It’s Saturday night! Time for a good movie!

Lovers of cinema and Steampunk are sure to enjoy this evening’s post: the second film production of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea! It’s a feature length silent film directed by Stuart Paton and incorporates source material from two of Jules Verne’s novels, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and its sequel, The Mysterious Island. It stars Lois Alexander, Curtis Benton, and Wallace Clarke.

This film broke new ground in underwater cinematography by the brothers George M. Williamson and J. Ernest Williamson using a system of watertight tubes and mirrors that allowed the camera to shoot reflected images of underwater scenes staged in shallow sunlit waters.

So grab some popcorn and kick back for this evening’s feature film!