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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954 film) Quotes

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954 film) is a TV program that appeared on TV in 1970 . 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea stopped airing in 1970.

It features Walt Disney small, (uncredited) as producer, Paul Smith (composer) in charge of musical score, and Franz Planer as head of cinematography.

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954 film) is recorded in English and originally aired in United States. Each episode of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954 film) is 127 minutes long. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954 film) is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

The cast includes: James Mason as Captain Nemo, Kirk Douglas as Ned Land, and Peter Lorre as Conseil.

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954 film) Quotes

James Mason as Captain Nemo

  • (Professor Pierre Aronnax, narrator) "What is in those sacks they are carrying?"
  • (James Mason) "Nitrates and phosphate for ammunition. The seeds of war. They're loading a full cargo of death. And when that ship takes it home the world will die a little more. I was once one of those pitiful wretches you see down there. Look at it again, professor, I don't want you to forget what you've seen here today."
  • (Professor Pierre Aronnax, narrator) "I've seen enough."
  • (James Mason) "It's burned everlastingly in my memory."
  • (James Mason) "Would you care to come along, Professor?"
  • (Professor Pierre Aronnax, narrator) "No, thank you. The last time I went ashore it was a prelude to murder."
  • (James Mason) "The natives over there are cannibals. They eat liars with the same enthusiasm as they eat honest men."
  • (James Mason) "You have a great deal to learn, Professor. Your book is brilliant -- but it lacks scope. You have carried your work as far as terrestrial science permits. But the REAL story of the ocean depths begins where you left off. Wonders -- that defy my powers of description -- the secrets that are mine alone. Which I am willing to share with you."
  • (Professor Pierre Aronnax, narrator) "At the cost of my friends' lives?"
  • (James Mason) "I'm sorry -- but you'll have to choose between them and me."
  • (Professor Pierre Aronnax, narrator) "I cannot accept."
  • (Professor Pierre Aronnax, narrator) "Professor, I regret your choice."
  • (Professor Pierre Aronnax, narrator) "Take him up. Secure for sea."
  • (James Mason) "Do you know the meaning of love, professor?"
  • (Professor Pierre Aronnax, narrator) "I believe I do."
  • (James Mason) "What you fail to understand is the power of hate. It can fill the heart as surely as love can."
  • (Professor Pierre Aronnax, narrator) "I'm sorry for you. That's a bitter substitute."
  • (James Mason) "I am not what is called a civilized man, Professor. I have done with society for reasons that seem good to me. Therefore, I do not obey its laws."
  • (James Mason) "Think of it. On the surface there is hunger and fear. Men still exercise unjust laws. They fight, tear one another to pieces. A mere few feet beneath the waves their reign ceases, their evil drowns. Here on the ocean floor is the only independence. Here I am free. Imagine what would happen if they controlled machines such as this submarine boat. Far better that they think there's a monster and hunt me with harpoons."
  • (James Mason) "Eat your pudding, Mr. Land."
  • (Kirk Douglas) "I ain't sure it's puddin'."
  • (James Mason) "-- there is hope for the future. When the world is ready for a new and better life, all this will someday come to pass, in God's good time."
  • (James Mason) "Accept one of these cigars, professor."
  • (Professor Pierre Aronnax, narrator) "Thank you."
  • (Professor Pierre Aronnax, narrator) "Delightful smoke. Different somehow. Havana?"
  • (James Mason) "Seaweed."
  • (James Mason) "Mr. Land, you saved my life. Why?"
  • (Kirk Douglas) "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."
  • (Peter Lorre) "What?"
  • (Kirk Douglas) "Get drunk."
  • (James Mason) "I asked you to leave, Professor."
  • (Prof. Pierre Arronax) "You also asked me ashore, to show me man's inhumanity to man. Why? To justify this? You are not only a murderer, you are a hypocrite. The proof lies out there."
  • (James Mason) "YOU CALL THAT MURDER? Well, I see murder, too, not written on those drowned faces out there, but on the faces of dead thousands. They are the assassins, the dealers in death; I am the avenger."

Kirk Douglas as Ned Land

  • (Kirk Douglas) "Got a whale of a tale to tell ya, lads, a whale of a tale or two, 'bout the floppin' fish and the girls I've loved on nights like this with the moon above. A whale of a tale and it's all true, I swear by my tattoo. There was Mermaid Minnie; met her down in Madagascar. She would kiss me anytime that I would ask her. Then one evening, her flame of love blew out. Blow me down and pick me up, she swapped me for a trout."
  • (Kirk Douglas) "There she blows."
  • (Kirk Douglas) "Sorry I had to wallop you, Professor. But there wasn't time to stop for souvenirs."
  • (Prof. Pierre Arronax) "Perhaps you did mankind a service, Ned."
  • (Kirk Douglas) "There's one thing you ought to know, Professor: Nemo's cracked. I've yet to see the day you can make a deal with a mad dog. So while you're feeding him sugar, I'll be figuring a plan to muzzle him."
  • (Kirk Douglas) "Fine way to go huntin'. I knew there'd be a catch to this."
  • (Peter Lorre) "Seems you can't do anything on this boat without getting wet."
  • (Kirk Douglas) "Hey, I feel like I'm keepin' a fish outta work."
  • (Kirk Douglas) "What is it?"
  • (James Mason) "It's my own recipe: sauté of unborn octopus."

Peter Lorre as Conseil

  • (Peter Lorre) "I want to escape, too. You said you had a plan."
  • (Kirk Douglas) "I do have a plan. Trouble is, it won't work."
  • (Peter Lorre) "I don't see any native girls hungry for affection."
  • (Peter Lorre) "Cannibals. Hundreds of cannibals. Captain, Captain, scores of boats."
  • (Kirk Douglas) "Captain, we're under attack."
  • (James Mason) "Naturally, since you invaded their privacy, they have every right to invade ours."
  • (Peter Lorre) "Don't forget the cannibals."
  • (Kirk Douglas) "Oh, belay the cannibals. He said that to scare us."
  • (Professor Pierre Aronnax, narrator) "There is great genius behind all this."
  • (Peter Lorre) "Yes, and great evil. Don't forget this, this is an engine of destruction."
  • (Peter Lorre) "All those men. They didn't even have a chance."
  • (Kirk Douglas) "They were sailors, same as me. Slaughtered by that monster you're trying to make friends with."
  • (Peter Lorre) "Ned, don't --"
  • (Kirk Douglas) "I don't know about you, Professor, but I feel like a knife that's just stabbed a friend in the back."

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