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26 November 1921 (Hungary) See more »
The story of the 1914-1916 Antarctic exploration mission of Sir Ernest Shackleton. The ship sails south... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Ernest Shackleton ... Leader of the Expedition (as Sir Ernest Shackleton)
Frank Worsley ... Captain of the Endurance (as Captain F. Worsley)
J. Stenhouse ... Captain of the Aurora (as Lieut. J. Stenhouse)
L. Hussey ... Meteorologist (as Captain L. Hussey)
Dr. McIlroy ... Head of Scientific Staff
Mr. Wordie ... Head of Scientific Staff (as Wordie)
Dr. Macklin ... Doctor
Frank Wild ... Second in Command of the Endurance
Tom Crean ... Crewman
Mr. James ... Crewman (as James)
Mr. Clark ... Crewman (as Clark)
Mr. Greenstreet ... Crewman (as Greenstreet)

Directed by
Frank Hurley (uncredited)
Produced by
Frank Hurley .... producer
Cinematography by
Frank Hurley  (as Hurley)
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
"The Bottom of the World" - USA (alternative title)
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UK:81 min (restored version) | USA:53 min (restored version) | USA:88 min
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USA:TV-G (TV rating)

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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Imperfect documentary, 12 July 2000
Author: kah-2 ( from san diego, ca

This film is a documentary of the Shackleton Trans-Antarctic Expedition of 1914. Shackleton's ship was trapped in pack ice and later destroyed, leading to a two-year struggle for survival on the frozen seas. The film is a mixture of live-action movies and still photos from the expedition. It is as much a nature documentary as a record of the voyage, with the latter portion especially paying more attention to the Antarctic wildlife than the struggles of the explorers. It is also incomplete, skipping some important parts of the story, like the fate of the expedition's dogs. Those who want to learn about the voyage might be better served reading Alfred Lansing's "Endurance", or Shackleton's memoir, both of which are still in print. Still, "South" is an interesting video record of the early days of polar exploration.

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