Original Australian Daybill Poster The Mysterious Island Of Captain Nemo
The Mysterious Island Of Captain Nemo was originally a 1973 European TV miniseries production lasting 300 minutes and adapted from Jules Verne's novel L'Île mystérieuse. It was later re-edited into a 96-minute motion picture for theatrical release. This version was directed by Juan Antonio Bardem and Henri Colpi and featured Omar Sharif as Captain Nemo. This French film is one of the many efforts to film Jules Verne's novel, Mysterious Island. Sharif’s portrayal of Nemo was one of a seriously misanthropic man, who hides near a tropical island in his fabulous submarine. Flying in on a balloon are a number of refugees from a military dictatorship. The heroes of the story escape as Nemo battles pirates and an erupting volcano. This version turned out to be one of the most remarkable Jules Verne adaptations, remaining unusually faithful to the original book, including the exterior design of the Nautilus.