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The Champagne Safari -- Wealthy businessman, glamorous playboy, daring adventurer - Charles Bedaux.This acclaimed documentary tells the true story of Bedaux, who captured fame and fortune in the 1920's by inventing a new method for modernizing industry


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27 October 1995 (USA) See more »
The story of Charles E. Bedaux, Franco-American industrial efficiency expert, adventurer, and Nazi collaborator. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Jim Morris ... Narrator (voice)

Colm Feore ... Narrator (voice)
David Hemblen ... Charles Bedaux (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Charles Bedaux ... Himself (archive footage)
Fern Bedaux ... Herself (archive footage)
Arno Breker ... Himself (archive footage)
Bilonha Chiesa ... Herself (archive footage)
Jim Christy ... Himself
Josefina Daly ... Herself (archive footage)
Sepp Dietrich ... Himself (archive footage)
Duchess of Windsor ... Herself (archive footage)
Duke of Windsor ... Himself (archive footage)

Dwight D. Eisenhower ... Himself (archive footage)
Timothy Findley ... Himself
Betty Hanley ... Herself
Charles Higham ... Himself

Adolf Hitler ... Himself (archive footage)
Robert Ley ... Himself (archive footage)
Franz Medicus ... Himself (archive footage)
Bernard L. Montgomery ... Himself (archive footage)
Cecil Pickell ... Himself
Albert Speer ... Himself (archive footage)
Julius Streicher ... Himself (archive footage)
Frank Swannell ... Himself (archive footage)
William Legh Walsh ... Himself (archive footage)
Tommy Wilde ... Himself

Directed by
George Ungar 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Harold Crooks 
John Kramer 
Steve Lucas 

Produced by
George Ungar .... producer
John Walker .... producer
Original Music by
Normand Roger 
Cinematography by
Joan Hutton 
Douglas Kiefer 
Mathieu Roberts 
Kirk Tougas 
John Walker 
Film Editing by
John Kramer 
Sound Department
Jean-Pierre Joutel .... sound re-recordist
Camera and Electrical Department
Floyd Crosby .... cinematographer: 1934 expedition footage
Other crew
Jackie Danylchuk .... production assistant
Jackie Danylchuk .... researcher
Sherman Grinberg .... archive source
Scott Lutes .... researcher
Charles Bedaux Jr. .... special thanks
Pierre Berton .... special thanks
Herbert G. Bigelow .... dedicatee
Herbert G. Bigelow .... special thanks
Jacques Bobet .... special thanks
Gresham Bradley .... special thanks
Floyd Crosby .... special thanks
Martin Duckworth .... special thanks
Svend-Erik Eriksen .... special thanks (as Svend-Erik Erikson)
Don Haig .... special thanks
Albert Kish .... special thanks
Colin Low .... special thanks
Ishu Patel .... special thanks
Smadar Peretz .... special thanks
Ted Pickell .... special thanks
Gerhard Weinberg .... special thanks (as Gerhard Wineberg)
Brenda Wineapple .... special thanks

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100 min
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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
One dangerous project too many, 25 September 2004
Author: Bill Bell from Ontario, Canada

Although Bedaux was eventually arrested by American authorities on a charge of treason it is not in the least obvious that he was simply another Nazi collaborator. The truth is much more fascinating inasmuch as Bedaux seemed to feel a sense of duty or loyalty only to his wife and to his business projects. His blind pursuit of business and adventures on the scale of continents cost him his life.

Champagne figured prominently in Bedaux's semi-successful safari through subarctic bush and wetlands, and over mountain passes, from Edmonton, Alberta (Canada) to British Columbia in 1934. Indeed his entire life was a dazzling "champagne safari". He was famous for entertaining the world's richest people, including European and American business and political elites--and housing the Duke and Duchess of Windsor--in his renovated Loire chateau.

And he managed all of this having arrived from France in New York a couple of decades earlier with one dollar in his pocket.

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