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The Secret Land (1948)

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This documentary, filmed entirely by military photographers, recounts the U.S. Navy's 1946-47 expedition to Antarctica, known as Operation High Jump. The expedition was under the overall ... See full summary »

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Narrator (voice) (as Comdr. Robert Montgomery U.S.N.R.)
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Narrator (voice) (as Lt. Robert Taylor U.S.N.R.)
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Narrator (voice) (as Lt. Van Heflin A.A.F. Ret.)
James Forrestal ...
Himself (as James V. Forrestal)
Chester W. Nimitz ...
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Richard E. Byrd ...
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Richard Cruzen ...
Himself (as Admiral Cruzen)
Robert S. Quackenbush ...
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George J. Dufek ...
Himself (as Captain George Dufek)
Paul A. Siple ...
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Charles W. Thomas ...
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Vernon D. Boyd ...
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Charles A. Bond ...
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David E. Bunger ...
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John E. Clark ...
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This documentary, filmed entirely by military photographers, recounts the U.S. Navy's 1946-47 expedition to Antarctica, known as Operation High Jump. The expedition was under the overall command of Admiral Richard E. Byrd, no stranger to the Antarctic. This was a large undertaking involving 13 ships and over 4000 thousand men. The fleet departed from Norfolk, Virginia traveling through the Panama canal and then southward to their final destination. The trip through the ice pack was fraught with danger and forced the submarine that was part of the fleet to withdraw. The trip was a success meeting all of its scientific goals. The film is narrated by three Hollywood stars, all of whom served in the US Navy: Robert Taylor, Robert Montgomery and Van Heflin (I)'. Written by garykmcd

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22 October 1948 (USA)  »

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Med Admiral Byrd til det hemmelige land Sydpolen  »

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Excellent Academy Award winning documentary with marvelous footage shot under extreme conditions
6 September 2001 | by (Tucson AZ) – See all my reviews

This documentary quite rightly won an Oscar for its efforts at showing the large scale exploration of Antartica undertaken by the United States military. The weather conditions were rather extreme, to put it mildly. I'd be curious to learn just how many cameras froze up during the expedition! The narration is capably handled by three prominent actors who also seved in the military during World War II and everything is very well-executed. Turner Classic Movies has been airing this fairly often in the last two or three years. Highly recommended.


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