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Twenty-five men left for the Arctic, only six returned. Who was to blame?
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The great great-grandson of Lt. Adolphus Greely replicates his ancestor's journey through Arctic waters. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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William Sadler ... Adolphus Greely (voice)

Cedric Smith ... Narrator
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Directed by
Gino del Guercio 
 
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Gino del Guercio 
James Shedd 

Produced by
Geoffrey Clark .... executive producer
Gino del Guercio .... producer
 
Original Music by
Charles David Denler 
 
Cinematography by
Simon Reeves 
Scott Simper 
 
Film Editing by
Kirk Fernandes 
Julie Lewis 
 
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Thom Jones .... voice coach
 

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USA:90 min
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A brilliant film of a tragic expedition, 12 October 2007
Author: drrap from United States

This is one of the best Arctic documentaries of the past ten years -- a vivid, beautifully photographed story, told through both re-enactment and re-tracing, of the ill-fated Lady Franklin Bay expedition led by Adolphus Washington Greely. Rarely have the stark beauties of Ellesmere Island been so strikingly filmed, and yet it is the human drama that holds the center of attention here. Greely, his conflicted first officer, and his resentful but ultimately faithful sergeant, carry the narrative forward with the weight of a Shakespearian tragedy. And, at the same time, Greeley's descendant James Shedd, re-traces his great-grandfather's sledge-tracks in the long, perilous retreat from Fort Conger, whence Greely once set the record for furthest north. The conclusion will bring tears to the eyes of even the most hardened of armchair travelers.

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