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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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(book) (as Captain Alan Villiers), (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Bjørn Amvik ...
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Arne Andersen ...
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Per Antonsen ...
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Niels Arntsen ...
First officer
Svein Aske ...
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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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The ship, the Sk/S Christian Radich, is home-ported in Oslo and still sails as of 2011. It is possible to book passage on board and in some cases take part in daily shipboard operations as part of a 'trainee' crew similar to that which was shown in the film. See more »

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Referenced in The Last Days of Cinerama (2012) See more »

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Don't You Worry
Written by Terry Gilkyson, Rich Dehr and Frank Miller
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"Windjammer": The only film shot in Cinemiracle.
16 April 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Of all the documentary, so-called 'travelogue', films shot during that halcyon decade -- the 1950s -- when Cinerama, Cinemirace and the Soviet Kinopanorama took centre-stage at the world's cinemas, this beautifully wrought film stands alone! Simply put, it is heads-and-soldiers above the rest.

Sadly, Cinemiracle, was a "one-off" release. Plans by Jack Warner to shoot their controversial film, "The Miracle", starring Carol Baker, were shelved due to the enormous cost of shooting in the three-film format. No other films were shot in the format. Cinerama, Inc., which purchased the Cinemiracle format and patents from National Theatres in 1960, promptly relegated the format -- superior in most respects to Cinerama -- to the dust-bin of cinema history.

Attempts in recent years to restore the film with new colour prints and the original 7-channel soundtrack have come to naught, due to the high costs involved.

The Kinopanorama producer-director, John Steven Lasher, stated in March, 2004, that he would gladly restore "Windjammer" before committing any funds, had they been available, to any of the Kinopanorama travelogues to which he has access.


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