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The story of the 1914-1916 Antarctic exploration mission of Sir Ernest Shackleton. The ship sails south, breaking the ice, and ultimately getting trapped by the fast-changing weather. The ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ernest Shackleton Ernest Shackleton ... Leader of the Expedition (as Sir Ernest Shackleton)
Frank Worsley Frank Worsley ... Captain of the Endurance (as Captain F. Worsley)
J. Stenhouse J. Stenhouse ... Captain of the Aurora (as Lieut. J. Stenhouse)
L. Hussey L. Hussey ... Meteorologist (as Captain L. Hussey)
Dr. McIlroy Dr. McIlroy ... Head of Scientific Staff
Mr. Wordie Mr. Wordie ... Head of Scientific Staff (as Wordie)
Dr. Macklin Dr. Macklin ... Doctor
Frank Wild Frank Wild ... Second in Command of the Endurance
Tom Crean Tom Crean ... Crewman
Mr. James Mr. James ... Crewman (as James)
Mr. Clark Mr. Clark ... Crewman (as Clark)
Mr. Greenstreet Mr. Greenstreet ... Crewman (as Greenstreet)
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The story of the 1914-1916 Antarctic exploration mission of Sir Ernest Shackleton. The ship sails south, breaking the ice, and ultimately getting trapped by the fast-changing weather. The ship breaks up in the ice, and while 22 men and 70 dogs wait on Elephant Island, Shackleton and a crew of five take a 20-foot lifeboat 800 miles to South Georgia Island to mount a rescue mission. We also get a good look at the exotic animals of the region, particularly the penguins. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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TV-G
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Country:

Australia | UK

Release Date:

26 November 1921 (Hungary) See more »

Also Known As:

The Bottom of the World See more »

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Ralph Minden Film See more »
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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The 1999 Milestone release is a restoration made by the National Film and Television Archive under the auspices of the British Film Institute (BFI). It has an uncredited piano score and runs 81 minutes. See more »

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Featured in Shackleton's South with James Cracknell (2011) See more »

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Getting marooned all in the name of British Valour
8 January 2002 | by Mr PantsSee all my reviews

A truly amazing film, and at least one good thing to come as a result of British self-importance. Film was still in its early years; leave it to the Brits to capitalize on it to record their abortive undertaking at the south pole. Still it is an admirable effort, and the photography is often startling, especially since the Milestone release. Thanks to the previous commentor for the bibliography, as I too had to wonder what became of the sled dogs, who seemed at least as dedicated as their human counterparts.


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