A young london biologist spends most of his time pursuing girls rather than pursuing science. When the opportunity to go to the Antarctic to study a colony of penguins presents itself he agrees to go, not so much for the benefit of science but rather to impress the girl he has recently been chasing. The longer he stays in the Antarctic, however, the more he becomes truly interested in the penguins fight for survival. When the time to go home finally arrives, he is a changed man with a totally new outlook on life. Written by
Kevin Steinhauer <K.Steinhauer@BoM.GOV.AU>
Can survival in the Antarctic Wilderness change a man?
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Did You Know?
When the first penguin arrives and slides on its belly towards Forbush, there are already other penguin belly tracks in the snow. See more
[in a flashback voiceover
The skuas say in effect to the penguins, 'We'll keep the other skuas off in return for a fair share of your eggs and chicks.' In this way nature ensures the survival of a sufficient number of penguin chicks. A providence no to be despised by the thinking scientist.
Silent Night: (uncredited)
Composed by Franz Gruber
and Joseph Mohr
Sung by John Hurt See more