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Windjammer: The Voyage of the Christian Radich (1958)

Approved | | Documentary, Romance | 25 April 1958 (Norway)
Windjammer, the first presentation in CINEMIRACLE, is the record of a training cruise of the full-rigged S/S Christian Radich from Oslo across the Atlantic, through the Caribbean, to New ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Bjørn Amvik ...
Cadet #5
Arne Andersen ...
Motorman
Per Antonsen ...
Cadet #21
Niels Arntsen ...
First officer
Svein Aske ...
Cadet #23
Trygve Bendiksen ...
Second assistant bosun
Tore Bilet ...
Cadet #85
Sigurd Borgen ...
Sailmaker
Boston Pops Orchestra ...
Orchestra
Even Børresen ...
Cadet #31
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Himself
Jan Christiansen ...
Cadet #28
Peer Dahl ...
Cadet #25
Thor Dalelv ...
Cadet #84
Wilbur De Paris ...
New Orleans Jazz Band Leader
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Windjammer, the first presentation in CINEMIRACLE, is the record of a training cruise of the full-rigged S/S Christian Radich from Oslo across the Atlantic, through the Caribbean, to New York and back home again. Written by Wilfried Wittkowsky

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25 April 1958 (Norway)  »

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2.77 : 1
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Erik Bye served as the ships scribe during the voyage and also narrated the films English-language version, without credit. He has been credited in the 2010 restoration. See more »

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Referenced in Masters of Sex: Asterion (2014) See more »

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Saturday Night
Written by Terry Gilkyson, Rich Dehr and Frank Miller
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Windjammer anticipated the IMAX experience.
7 August 2002 | by (Connecticut) – See all my reviews



The Voyage of the Christian Radich, the Windjammer, across the Atlantic from Norway to New York City, New England and back is brought to three side-by-side Cinerama screens in this production. The impact is stunning. Marred only by the stock differentials in the slight processing temperature variations of exposures in processing which tends to separate the image contrast a bit from screen to screen, this flaw quickly disappears as the sheer adventure unfolds and the stunning musical score by Terry Gilkyson rolls out.

As a youth I returned to the theater some half a dozen times to experience this marvelous, 1958 screen adventure. It is matched only decades later with the advent of the Imax Large Format productions, few that have held the wonder of this marvelous film. The extraordinary musical score was often sold on LP vinyl in the theater lobby and my own record was worn out in its repeated playing.

A true documentary the film never falls into scenario format and remains ever true, taking the viewer along as a grateful passenger across the wide, foaming seas driven before the wind and under the white sails of the ship and glorious sun over the deep blue Pacific.




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