Tuesday, February 23, 2016

20000 Leagues under the Sea R1950s James Mason Egyptian one-sheet

20000 Leagues under the Sea (R1950s) - (James Mason) Egyptian one-sheet poster

This is a 27" x 39" Egyptian poster designed by Wahib Fahmy to promote a 1950s rerelease of the 1954 Richard Fleischer film Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea based on the 1870 novel of the same title by Jules Verne, screenplay by Earl Felton and starring James Mason as Captain Nemo. The poster is not dated, but it was printed between 1958-1971 during the years of Gamal Abdel Nasser's United Arab Republic. Plot summary: In 1868 world shipping lanes are disrupted by rumors of a giant sea monster attacking ships and the sea is no longer considered safe. The US government commissions an expedition to establish the truth about the rumored monster, which turns out to be real but something nobody expects. The film won three academy awards for Best Art Direction [John Meehan, Emile Kuri], Best Special Effects [John Hench, Joshua Meador] and Best Film Editing [Elmo Williams].

Cast and crew: Richard Fleischer, Wahib Fahmy, Earl Felton, Jules Verne, Kirk Douglas, James Mason, Paul Lukas, Peter Lorre, John Meehan, Emile Kuri, John Hench, Joshua Meador, Elmo Williams, Robert J. Wilke, Ted de Corsia, Carleton Young, J.M. Kerrigan, Percy Helton, Ted Cooper

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