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Scott of the Antarctic (1948)

The story of British explorer Robert Falcon Scott's 1912 expedition and his quest to be the first to reach the South Pole.

Director:

Charles Frend

Writers:

Walter Meade (screenplay), Ivor Montagu (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Mills ... Captain R.F. Scott R.N.
Diana Churchill ... Kathleen Scott
Harold Warrender Harold Warrender ... Dr. E.A. Wilson
Anne Firth Anne Firth ... Oriana Wilson
Derek Bond ... Captain L.E.G. Oates
Reginald Beckwith ... Lt. H.R. Bowers R.I.M.
James Robertson Justice ... P.O. (Taff) Evans, R.N.
Kenneth More ... Lt. E.G.R.(Teddy) Evans R.N.
Norman Williams Norman Williams ... Chief Stoker W. Lashly R.N.
John Gregson ... P.O. T. Crean R.N.
James McKechnie ... Surgeon Lt. E.L.Atkinson R.N. (as James Mc Kechnie)
Barry Letts ... Apsley Cherry-Gerrard
Dennis Vance ... Charles S. Wright
Larry Burns Larry Burns ... P.O. P. Keohane R.N.
Edward Lisak Edward Lisak ... Dimitri
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Storyline

The true story of the British explorer Robert Falcon Scott and his ill-fated expedition to try to be the first man to discover the South Pole, only to find that the murderously cold weather and a rival team of Norwegian explorers conspire against him. Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild thematic elements and brief language | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Kenneth More earned just three hundred pounds sterling for his role. See more »

Goofs

Scott and Oates meet in a doorway. The lighting on Scott's face changes from shot to shot. See more »

Quotes

Herbert Ponting F.R.P.S.: The sleeping bag, a poem. On the outside grows the furside; on the inside grows the skinside. So the furside is the outside, and the skinside is the inside. One side likes the skinside inside, and the furside on the outside. Others like the skinside outside, and the furside on the inside. If you turn the skinside outside, thinking you will side with that side, then the soft side, furside's inside, which, some argue, is the wrong side. If you turn the furside outside, as, you say, it grows on ...
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Crazy Credits

Ralph Vaughan Williams, then revered as Britain's greatest living composer, has an official credit consisting only of his surname, 'Vaughan Williams'. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Help! (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

Will Ye No Come Back Again?
(uncredited)
Traditional Scottish tune, and lyrics by Lady Carolina Nairne (as Carolina Oliphant, Lady Nairne)
Heard as the ship leaves New Zealand
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Have your parka handy
10 June 1999 | by jrcuzSee all my reviews

This was a terrific film. I first saw this movie in the summer in Atlanta when it was near 100 degrees and our air cond was not blowing very cold. Scenes in this film actually made me feel cold. I felt as though I had been on a journey to The South pole after this one. The final 45 minutes of this film are a gripping adventure, and does it without todays special effects.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 April 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Scotts letzte Fahrt See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Ealing Studios See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Colour by) (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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