#1 By: Jason, August 26th, 2013 13:14
#2 By: Christopher Waldrop, August 26th, 2013 13:45
I prefer the even more upbeat, albeit truncated, version later on in the film when he sings to a pesky seal.
How can you say anything about this film, though, without mentioning that the cast includes Peter Lorre, Kirk Douglas, and James Mason?
#3 By: Jason, August 26th, 2013 14:20
The duet with the seal is at the end of the video.
#4 By: Dean Putney, August 26th, 2013 14:29
This is a particular old favorite of mine! I was just singing it to myself in the car yesterday.
#5 By: Christopher Waldrop, August 26th, 2013 15:00
I knew I should have WTFV before replying. The Disney 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea was my favorite movie as a kid--although I never appreciated the song when I was young because I was too impatient for them to get to the giant squid.
As an adult I not only enjoy Ned's song but really love him getting loaded on alcohol used to preserve specimens. Douglas is a hell of an actor, but the way he carries on with the seal makes me wonder if he really was drunk at the time.
#6 By: Mark Wieder, August 26th, 2013 15:52
...he gets a lot of sound out of that four-string guitar...
#7 By: rocketpj, August 26th, 2013 15:56
Wow, I never connected that song with that movie before.
In grade 2 a friend and I found a record of that song and played it on some headphones in the school library. After a couple of playthroughs we started singing along to it at the top of our lungs, having a great time. After awhile we got shut down by the librarian for being too noisy. Thus ended my musical career, but I remember the song still.
#8 By: Alissa Mower Clough, August 26th, 2013 19:13
Ahhh....James Mason. As someone said "He turned in an R rated performance in a G rated film."
Check out him having a wargasm as he rams a powder ship.
He kisses the seal.
And the sexual undertones of the squid fight.
I can't help but wonder at Kubrick's casting him as Humbert Humbert. His effect on a 12 year old me (having Lolita problems of my own), if I had only known, would have made me scream "Dolly! You idiot ! You walked over him to have ...Peter Sellers ??"
Hey, he made me laugh, y'know?
#9 By: Kevin Liske, August 27th, 2013 06:53
You must have kids. We watched this movie with our 7 year old earlier this year and he loved the song.
#10 By: Jason, August 27th, 2013 10:44
6 year old daughter. She loved it.
#11 By: Michael Crumpton, August 27th, 2013 15:48
I can't think of any other Kirk Douglas epics where he sings, but he sure pulls it off well, right down to the tail wiggling around the halfway mark.
#12 By: Jason, August 31st, 2013 13:14
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