A young london biologist spends most of his time pursuing girls rather than pursuing science. When the opportunity to go to the Antarctic to study a colony of penguins presents itself, he agrees to go, not so much for the benefit of science, but rather to impress the girl he has recently been chasing. The longer he stays in the Antarctic, however, the more he becomes truly interested in the penguins fight for survival. When the time to go home finally arrives, he is a changed man with a totally new outlook on life.
Kevin Steinhauer <K.Steinhauer@BoM.GOV.AU>
A Tip-Top Adventure At The Bottom Of The World!
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Did You Know?
Sir John Mills, father of Hayley Mills, appeared in Scott of the Antarctic (1948). See more
When Forbush and Tara run into each other at the penguin lecture after their initial meeting, Forbush apologizes for taking leave of her yesterday. Later in the conversation, Tara says that that initial meeting was this morning, not yesterday as he had said. See more
[writing to Tara after a Navy chopper scares away all the penguins
The wretched birds have been scattered over this benighted landsacpe like bits of black pepper. They've used up so much of their courage already. Will they be able to find enough to come back? I wonder? I'm afraid.
Silent Night: (uncredited)
Composed by Franz Xaver Gruber
and Joseph Mohr
Sung by John Hurt See more