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Windjammer: The Voyage of the Christian Radich (1958)

Windjammer, the first presentation in CINEMIRACLE, is the record of a training cruise of the full-rigged S/S Christian Radich from Oslo across the Atlantic, through the Caribbean, to New ... See full summary »

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A.J. Villiers (book) (as Captain Alan Villiers), James L. Shute (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Bjørn Amvik Bjørn Amvik ... Cadet #5
Arne Andersen Arne Andersen ... Motorman
Per Antonsen Per Antonsen ... Cadet #21
Niels Arntsen Niels Arntsen ... First officer
Svein Aske Svein Aske ... Cadet #23
Trygve Bendiksen Trygve Bendiksen ... Second assistant bosun
Tore Bilet Tore Bilet ... Cadet #85
Sigurd Borgen Sigurd Borgen ... Sailmaker
Boston Pops Orchestra Boston Pops Orchestra ... Orchestra
Even Børresen Even Børresen ... Cadet #31
Pau Casals ... Himself
Jan Christiansen Jan Christiansen ... Cadet #28
Peer Dahl Peer Dahl ... Cadet #25
Thor Dalelv Thor Dalelv ... Cadet #84
Wilbur De Paris Wilbur De Paris ... New Orleans Jazz Band Leader
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Windjammer, the first presentation in CINEMIRACLE, is the record of a training cruise of the full-rigged S/S Christian Radich from Oslo across the Atlantic, through the Caribbean, to New York and back home again. Written by Wilfried Wittkowsky

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Thrill After Thrill After Thrill...And You Are In The Picture! See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 April 1958 (Norway) See more »

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Windjammer See more »

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Production Co:

Cinemiracle Productions See more »
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Cinerama 7-Track

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.77 : 1
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The US Navy ship that almost collides with the Radich was the frigate USS Willis A. Lee (DL-4). See more »

Alternate Versions

In 2011, Cinerama Inc. presented this motion picture digitally re-mastered, recombined and Smileboxed, so as to simulate the deeply, curved screen view theatricality of this original, Cinemiracle process three-panel film, in Hamburg, Germany. The digital version added opening and closing theater curtains before and after each act of the roadshow picture. Additionally, its track was remixed, and its original 26 fps. running length was timed down to 24 fps.. See more »

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Soundtracks

The Battle Hymn of the Republic
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Music by William Steffe
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restoration of windjammer negatives/prints
18 June 2006 | by rdagtoSee all my reviews

I was fortunate to see Windjammer: the voyage of the Christian Radich in 1959 at the round Cooper Cinerama Theatre in Denver, while I was a high school student. I still have the stereo vinyl recording of the music, and the program book. The film was beautifully photographed and the Cinemiracle process and stereo sound provided a cinematic experience that has never been matched since. There seems to be some question as to whether the original negatives are still intact, who has or controls them, and what condition they might be in as far as a possible restoration and re-release of the film, perhaps in IMAX or 70 mm Panavision to maintain the 3-film aspect ratio, and perhaps in HD/DVD for home viewing. If one of the major film restoration organizations such as TCM were to adopt this project, they would be contributing to the preservation of one of the finest film classics ever produced. I certainly hope that someone will take on this challenge before the negatives deteriorate beyond use, if they have not already. It is difficult to understand why something has not been done already, although it is probable that cost-benefit analysis is involved. Anyone who has not seen Windjammer would be absolutely captivated by the beauty, majesty and adventurous challenge depicted in this exceptional production.


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