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There is a mystery on the island in the form of an unseen deus ex machina , responsible for Cyrus' survival after falling from the balloon, the mysterious rescue of Top from a dugong , the appearance of a box of equipment guns and ammunition, tools, etc. The group finds a message in a bottle directing them to rescue a castaway on nearby Tabor Island , who is none other than Tom Ayrton from In Search of the Castaways.

On the return voyage to Lincoln Island, they lose their way in a tempest but are guided back to their course by a mysterious fire beacon. Ayrton's former companions arrive by chance on Lincoln Island, and try to make it into their lair. After some fighting with the protagonists, the pirate ship is mysteriously destroyed by an explosion.

Six of the pirates survive and kidnap Ayrton. When the colonists go to look for him, the pirates shoot Harbert, seriously injuring him.

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Harbert survives, but suffers from his injury, narrowly cheating death. The colonists at first assume Ayrton to have been killed, but later they find evidence that he was not instantly killed, leaving his fate uncertain. When the colonists rashly attempt to return to Granite House before Harbert fully recovers, Harbert contracts malaria and is saved by a box of quinine sulphate, which mysteriously appears on the table in Granite House.

After Harbert recovers, they attempt to rescue Ayrton and destroy the pirates. They discover Ayrton at the sheepfold, and the pirates dead, without any visible wounds.

The secret of the island is revealed when it is discovered to be Captain Nemo 's hideout, and home port of the Nautilus. Having escaped the Maelstrom at the end of Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea , the Nautilus sailed the oceans of the world until all its crew except Nemo had died.

Now an old man, Nemo returned the Nautilus to its secret port within Lincoln Island. Nemo had been the mysterious benefactor of the settlers, providing them with the box of equipment, sending the message revealing Ayrton, planting the torpedo that destroyed the pirate ship, and killing the pirates with an "electric gun".

On his death bed Captain Nemo reveals his true identity as the lost Indian Prince Dakkar, son of a Raja of the then independent territory of Bundelkund and a nephew of the Indian hero Tippu-Sahib.

Williamson, who had already all combine to transform what might have been a background into a filmed a version of Verne 's 20, Leagues Under the Sea in , throbbing, pulsing participant in the scene.

The excess was written off as another costly mistake. In the Director Tourneur stormed off the set after only a week. He end, the film arrived too late to make an impact; despite the added disagreed with producer Hunt Stromberg's restrictive demands, and value of color, silents were already old news.

But he proved until the late s, when M-G-M completed its preservation.

Meanwhile, in the Caribbean, This is the version that has since been in circulation, and has been Williamson was to film underwater shots using his patented run several times on television in the United States.

The color print Photosphere technique - a glass-fronted submersible chamber large being screened at this year's Giornate was preserved in the s enough for a camera and operator. With trained swimming doubles by the Narodnf Filmovy Archiv in Prague from an incomplete nitrate he was to film sunken shipwrecks, underwater skirmishes, and fights print with Czech intertitles.

Unfortunately the 35mm Czech print is underwater sets, and further delayed progress. Already vastly over-budget the Cineteca del Friuli. Producer Erich Pommer and director Cecil B.

DeMille were both briefly attached to revive the project, before Lucien Hubbard was assigned in Hubbard was hot from the success of producing the Academy Award-winning Wings and a series of big-budget Zane Grey Western adaptations at Paramount, including Wanderer of the Wasteland and The Vanishing American Salvaging what had already been shot was not an easy task, as cast members previously under contract to M-G-M had since left, and in their absence large unfilmed plot holes remained.

With strict budget limitations, Hubbard had to rework the existing footage into a new story incorporating the remaining cast, which could be shot entirely within the confines of the studio's Culver City lot, alleviating the risk of further natural disasters and costly location work. Hubbard's new story dispensed with Verne's book altogether, and instead expanded upon the Russian prologue, adding new characters and increasing the undersea sequences and spectacle.

Lionel Barrymore became Count Dakkar, his wife played by jacqueline Gadsden in the version became his daughter Sonia, and a new romantic lead, Nikolai, played by Lloyd Hughes, was introduced.

Nearly all of. No reflection of light, no sound from inhabited land, no roaring of the ocean could have reached them, through the obscurity, while suspended in those elevated zones.

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Their rapid descent alone had informed them of the dangers which they ran from the waves. However, the balloon, lightened of heavy articles, such as ammunition, arms, and provisions, had risen into the higher layers of the atmosphere, to a height of 4, feet.

The voyagers, after having discovered that the sea extended beneath them, and thinking the dangers above less dreadful than those below, did not hesitate to throw overboard even their most useful articles, while they endeavored to lose no more of that fluid, the life of their enterprise, which sustained them above the abyss.

The night passed in the midst of alarms which would have been death to less energetic souls.

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Again the day appeared and with it the tempest began to moderate. From the beginning of that day, the 24th of March, it showed symptoms of abating. At dawn, some of the lighter clouds had risen into the more lofty regions of the air. In a few hours the wind had changed from a hurricane to a fresh breeze, that is to say, the rate of the transit of the atmospheric layers was diminished by half.

The atmosphere threw off that chilly dampness which is felt after the passage of a great meteor.

The storm did not seem to have gone farther to the west. It appeared to have exhausted itself. Could it have passed away in electric sheets, as is sometimes the case with regard to the typhoons of the Indian Ocean?

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But at the same time, it was also evident that the balloon was again slowly descending with a regular movement. It appeared as if it were, little by little, collapsing, and that its case was lengthening and extending, passing from a spherical to an oval form. Towards midday the balloon was hovering above the sea at a height of only 2, feet.

It contained 50, cubic feet of gas, and, thanks to its capacity, it could maintain itself a long time in the air, although it should reach a great altitude or might be thrown into a horizontal position.Related Papers. Five Union prisoners of war escape in a balloon from Richmond, Virginia, and land on an uninhabited island, where they begin to reconstruct a civilization. Its ravages were terrible in America, Europe, and Asia, covering a distance of eighteen hundred miles, and extending obliquely to the equator from the thirty-fifth north parallel to the fortieth south parallel.

Their rapid descent alone had informed them of the dangers which they ran from the waves.

Dark vapor was all around them.