MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 19,670 this week

The Secret Land (1948)

Approved  |   |  Documentary  |  22 October 1948 (USA)
7.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.4/10 from 103 users  
Reviews: 7 user | 1 critic

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 »

Writers:

(commentary) (as Capt. Harvey S. Haislip U.S.N. Ret.) , (commentary) (as Comdr. William C. Park U.S.N.R.)
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 75 titles
created 10 Jan 2013
 
a list of 252 titles
created 19 May 2013
 
a list of 75 titles
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 75 titles
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 30 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Secret Land" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Secret Land (1948)

The Secret Land (1948) on IMDb 7.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Secret Land.
Won 1 Oscar. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Paleface (1948)
Comedy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Calamity Jane is despatched to find out who's smuggling rifles to the Indians, and winds up married to a hapless correspondence school dentist as part of her cover.

Director: Norman Z. McLeod
Stars: Bob Hope, Jane Russell, Robert Armstrong
Crime | Film-Noir | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The lady editor of a crime magazine hires Philip Marlowe to find the wife of her boss. The private detective soon finds himself involved in murder.

Director: Robert Montgomery
Stars: Robert Montgomery, Audrey Totter, Lloyd Nolan
Fantasy | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Boxer Joe Pendleton dies 50 years too soon due to a heavenly mistake, and is given a new life as a millionaire playboy.

Director: Alexander Hall
Stars: Robert Montgomery, Claude Rains, Evelyn Keyes
Joan of Arc (1948)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

In the Fifteenth Century, France is a defeated and ruined nation after the One Hundred Years War against England. The fourteen years old farm girl Joan of Arc claims to hear voices from ... See full summary »

Director: Victor Fleming
Stars: Ingrid Bergman, José Ferrer, Francis L. Sullivan
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A dramatized account of the role of the American PT Boats in the defense of the Philippines in World War II.

Directors: John Ford, Robert Montgomery
Stars: Robert Montgomery, John Wayne, Donna Reed
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

D'Artagnan and his musketeer comrades thwart the plans of Royal Prime Minister Richelieu to usurp the King's power.

Director: George Sidney
Stars: Lana Turner, Gene Kelly, June Allyson
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Longfellow Deeds, a simple-hearted Vermont tuba player, inherits a fortune and has to contend with opportunist city slickers.

Director: Frank Capra
Stars: Gary Cooper, Jean Arthur, George Bancroft
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Not a typical Hitchcock movie, this is a comedy about a couple who learn that their marriage was not valid.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Stars: Carole Lombard, Robert Montgomery, Gene Raymond
Key Largo (1948)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A man visits his old friend's hotel and finds a gangster running things. As a hurricane approaches, the two end up confronting each other.

Director: John Huston
Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Edward G. Robinson, Lauren Bacall
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Director: Arne Sucksdorff
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Director: George L. George
Documentary | Short | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

The pageantry of Calgary's colorful celebration of its past, culminating with its world famous rodeo, is chronicled.

Director: Saul Elkins
Stars: Art Gilmore
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Narrator (voice) (as Comdr. Robert Montgomery U.S.N.R.)
...
Narrator (voice) (as Lt. Robert Taylor U.S.N.R.)
...
Narrator (voice) (as Lt. Van Heflin A.A.F. Ret.)
James Forrestal ...
Himself (as James V. Forrestal)
Chester W. Nimitz ...
Himself
Richard E. Byrd ...
Himself (as Admiral Byrd)
Richard Cruzen ...
Himself (as Admiral Cruzen)
Robert S. Quackenbush ...
Himself (as Captain Quackenbush)
George J. Dufek ...
Himself (as Captain George Dufek)
Paul A. Siple ...
Himself (as Dr. Siple)
Charles W. Thomas ...
Himself (as Captain Thomas)
Vernon D. Boyd ...
Himself (as Captain Boyd)
Charles A. Bond ...
Himself (as Captain Bond)
David E. Bunger ...
Himself (as Commander David E. Bunger)
John E. Clark ...
Himself (as Captain Clark)
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

Approved
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

22 October 1948 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Med Admiral Byrd til det hemmelige land Sydpolen  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Crazy Credits

The three narrators identify the other credited actors. See more »

Connections

Featured in Movies Are Adventure (1948) See more »

Soundtracks

Anchors Aweigh
(uncredited)
Music by Charles A. Zimmerman
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Entertaining.Period
18 October 2004 | by (Glen Cove, New York) – See all my reviews

This is the story of a massive trip to Antarctica. If you thought your spouse brings too much on vacation, it ain't nothing compared to what the military brought to the bottom of the world after the second world war ended. This was a huge operation and this is its story. Never mind that this is educational and award winning, its simply a great story told expertly.

I had run across this film by accident years ago on one of the Turner stations and was captivated. I fell into its tale of men over coming nature and its become a favorite of mine ever since.

Granted its "America can do" attitude can make you a bit crazy, but it was that sort of attitude that allowed us to think we could do it in the first place.

See it, not because you'll learn something, see it because you will be entertained better than most dramatic films entertain you.

10 out of 10.


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
the secret land need copy PLEASE!! fopfg
I am interested in getting a copy too scrappydobdo
Secret Land Available on DVD and VHS jimderrick
Where do i get a copy? Housebythecemetary
The Secret Land sol1218
Discuss The Secret Land (1948) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?