Mysterious Island

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Showings

Pickford Film Center Sat, Feb 24, 2018 12:00 PM
Film Info
Rating:NR
Reason for rating:_
Official Site:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvJKF5IdS4o
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvJKF5IdS4o
Country of Origin:UK, USA
Language:English
Genre:Science Fiction
Programs:Rocket Sci-Fi Matinees

Description

Only $3 Admission. Introductions by Steve Meyers! During the Civil War, several P.O.W.s led by Gary Merrill escape from a southern stockade in a huge observation balloon. Buffeted about by a violent storm, the balloon lands on an unchartered island somewhere near New Zealand. The fugitives soon discover that this is no ordinary desert isle, especially after being attacked by a giant-sized crab. Joined by a pair of shipwrecked British gentlewomen (Joan Greenwood and Beth Rogan), the castaways find evidence that the island has been previously inhabited-and that they're all being watched. Sure enough, it turns out that the island is the domain of Captain Nemo (Herbert Lom), skipper of the futuristic underwater vessel Nautilus. Having failed to end all wars by blasting battleships out of the sea, Nemo is now experimenting with new means of ending starvation in the world: hence the outsized crabs and birds that the castaways have confronted.