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Prophet Without Honor (1939)

Approved | | Short, Biography, Drama | 20 May 1939 (USA)
This is the story of Matthew Fontaine Maury (1806-1873), an American Naval officer, who developed the first maps that charted the oceans' winds and currents.

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This is the story of Matthew Fontaine Maury (1806-1873), an American Naval officer, who developed the first maps that charted the oceans' winds and currents. Written by David Glagovsky <dglagovsky@prodigy.net>

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Nice Short
6 March 2009 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Prophet Without Honor (1939)

*** (out of 4)

Carey Wilson short tells the story of Matthew Fontaine Maury, a Naval officer who is credited with developing the first maps charting ocean winds and currents. Original left crippled due to an accident, Maury would become the most decorated Naval man in American history before being kicked out of the country at the outbreak of the Civil War. This short film runs only eleven-minutes but it tells a very interesting story and gives us all sorts of information on the man. I must admit that I got really caught up in the film and was really shocked at how poorly Maury was looked at for a time. The documentary does a great job at telling his story and it really gives us, what appears to be, a honest look at him. Tom Neal does a very good job in the role of Maury but a lot of the credit has to go to Wilson for his beautiful narration. This turns up on Turner Classic Movies and is certainly worth watching.


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