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Scott of the Antarctic ()


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

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  • Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 nomination.
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Captain R.F. Scott R.N.
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Kathleen Scott
Harold Warrender ...
Dr. E.A. Wilson
Anne Firth ...
Oriana Wilson
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Captain L.E.G. Oates
Reginald Beckwith ...
Lt. H.R. Bowers R.I.M.
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P.O. (Taff) Evans, R.N.
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Lt. E.G.R.(Teddy) Evans R.N.
Norman Williams ...
Chief Stoker W. Lashly R.N.
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P.O. T. Crean R.N.
James McKechnie ...
Surgeon Lt. E.L.Atkinson R.N. (as James Mc Kechnie)
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Apsley Cherry-Gerrard
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Charles S. Wright
Larry Burns ...
P.O. P. Keohane R.N.
Edward Lisak ...
Dimitri
Melville Crawford ...
Cecil Meares
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Bernard Day
John Owers ...
F.J. Hooper
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Lt. H. Pennell R.N.
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Herbert Ponting F.R.P.S.
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Leading Stoker E. McKenzie R.N.
Mary Merrett ...
Helen Field
Percy Walsh ...
Chairman of Meeting
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First Questioner
Philip Stainton ...
Second Questioner
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Admiralty Official
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Caroline
David Liney ...
Telegraph Boy (as David Lines)
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Jack Hetherington ...
Man in Crowd (uncredited)

Directed by

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Charles Frend

Written by

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Walter Meade ... (screenplay) &
Ivor Montagu ... (screenplay)
 
Mary Hayley Bell ... (additional dialogue)

Produced by

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Michael Balcon ... producer
Sidney Cole ... associate producer

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Ralph Vaughan Williams ... (as Vaughan Williams)

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Osmond Borradaile ... director of photography
Jack Cardiff ... director of photography
Geoffrey Unsworth ... director of photography

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Peter Tanner

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Seth Holt ... assembly cutter (uncredited)

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Arne Åkermark

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Barbara Barnard ... hair stylist
Harry Frampton ... makeup artist
Ernest Taylor ... makeup artist
Harry Wilton ... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)

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Raymond Anzarut ... unit production manager
C.R. Foster-Kemp ... unit production manager (as Cecil Foster Kemp)
Hal Mason ... production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Rowland Douglas ... assistant director
Richmond Harding ... third assistant director (uncredited)
Simon Kershaw ... third assistant director (uncredited)
Cyril Pope ... third assistant director (uncredited)
Gordon Scott ... second assistant director (uncredited)

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Norman Dorme ... draughtsman (uncredited)
Roger Hopkin ... draughtsman (uncredited)
Jack Shampan ... draughtsman (uncredited)
R. Thurgarland ... draughtsman (uncredited)
Len Wills ... assistant art director (uncredited)

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Arthur Bradburn ... recordist
Stephen Dalby ... sound supervisor
George Diamond ... sound (uncredited)
Tom Otter ... boom operator (uncredited)
Gordon Stone ... dubbing editor (uncredited)
Alan Thorne ... sound camera operator (uncredited)
Pat Wheeler ... assistant boom operator (uncredited)

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Richard Dendy ... special effects
Geoffrey Dickinson ... special effects
Jim Morahan ... special effects art director
Norman Ough ... special effects
Sydney Pearson ... special effects

Camera and Electrical Department

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Paul Beeson ... camera operator
Bob Moss ... camera operator
Chic Waterson ... camera operator (as Chick Waterson)
Ian Craig ... focus puller (uncredited)
Peter Newbrook ... camera operator: second unit (uncredited)
Herbert Salisbury ... clapper loader (uncredited)
Herbert Smith ... focus puller (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Muriel Cole ... crowd casting (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Anthony Mendleson ... wardrobe designer
Fred Birch ... wardrobe (uncredited)
Ernie Farrer ... wardrobe (uncredited)
Lily Payne ... wardrobe mistress (uncredited)

Music Department

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Ernest Irving ... conductor

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Joan Bridge ... associate colour director
Jean Graham ... continuity
David James ... technical advisor
Natalie Kalmus ... Technicolor colour director
J. Arthur Rank ... presenter (as J.Arthur Rank)
Quintin Riley ... technical advisor
Paddy Arnold ... continuity (uncredited)
Felicia Manheim ... assistant continuity (uncredited)
John Newnham ... publicist (uncredited)
Pat O'Connor ... publicist (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines The noblest adventure man ever dared! See more »
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Also Known As
  • L'aventure sans retour (France)
  • Scott en la Antárdida (Spain)
  • Het epos van kapitein Scott (Belgium, Flemish title)
  • La tragedia del capitano Scott (Italy)
  • Epopeia Trágica (Brazil)
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  • 111 min
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Trivia Captain Scott's log and many of the personal effects of the explorers were loaned by The British Museum to add to the authenticity of this near-documentary. See more »
Goofs No one's breath is ever visible in the Antarctic. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Antarctica (1991). See more »
Soundtracks Will Ye No Come Back Again? See more »
Crazy Credits "This film could not have been made without the generous co-operation of the survivors and the relatives of late members of Scott's Last Expedition. To them and to those many other persons and organisations too numerous to mention individually who gave such able assistance and encouragement, the producers express their deepest gratitude." See more »
Quotes Capt. L.E.G. Oates: I'm just going outside; I may be away some time.
[as he leaves tent for certain death]
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