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Scott of the Antarctic


John Mills stars as Commander Scott, the leader of the ill-fated and famed 1911 expedition to be the first to discover the South Pole. The British were up against the Norwegians in the Arctic quest for fame and honor which was won by Norway.
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John Mills stars as Commander Scott, the leader of the ill-fated and famed 1911 expedition to be the first to discover the South Pole. The British were up against the Norwegians in the Arctic quest for fame and honor which was won by Norway.
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
Though not exactly the kind of picture that one would choose as a spirit-raiser, Scott of the Antarctic is nonetheless a moving and thoroughly captivating account of the ill-fated and tragic attempt by Captain Robert Falcon Scott to head the first team to reach the South Pole. It's a story filled with human drama, not leas because Scott and his men fail in their quest and pay for this failure with their lives. Indeed, there's so much potentially fascinating material here that it would be hard to NOT make a decent film from it, but director Charles Frend and writers Mary Hayley Bell, Walter Meade and Ivor Montagu have done far more than that. They have crafted a gripping, rending tale that demands the viewer's attention, even when it is recounting the tediousness of parts of the journey. Indeed, so well have the creators done their job that it's hard to tear one's eyes away from the screen at all. The writers have done an especially fine job with the dialogue, much of it taken from Scott's actual journal, which manages to delineate character and maintain personality without falling into excessive speechifying or archness. Scott is portrayed to a fare-thee-well by the tremendous John Mills, who work here is unimpeachable. Gorgeous if bleak cinematography is an invaluable part of the film's success.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/1/2011
  • UPC: 677908525739
  • Original Release: 1948
  • Rating:

  • Source: Seedsman Group
  • Time: 1:41:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
John Mills Capt. Robert Falcon Scott
Diana Churchill Kathleen Scott
Harold Warrender Dr. E.A. Wilson
Derek Bond Capt. L.E.G. Gates
Reginald Beckwith Lt. H.R. Bowers
Anne Firth Oriana Wilson
James Robertson Justice P.O. Tall Evans
Kenneth More Lt. Teddy Evans
Norman Williams Stoker Lashley
John Gregson P.O. T. Crean, R.N.
James McKechnie Lt. Atkinson
Dennis Vance Charles Wright
Larry Burns P.O. P. Keohane, R.N.
Melville Crawford Cecil Mears
Christopher Lee Bernard Day
Bruce Seton Lt. Pennell
Clive Morton Herbert Ponting
Sam Kydd McKenzie
David Lines Telegraph Boy
Barry Letts Apsley Cherry-Gerrard
Percy Walsh Chairman of Meeting
Noel Howlett 1st Questioner
Philip Stainton 2nd Questioner
Des Roberts Admiralty Official
Dandy Nichols Caroline
Technical Credits
Charles Frend Director
Arne Akermark Art Director
Michael Balcon Producer
Mary Hayley Bell Screenwriter
Osmond H. Borradaile Cinematographer
Jack Cardiff Cinematographer
Geoffrey Dickinson Special Effects
Harry Frampton Makeup
Ernest Irving Musical Direction/Supervision
David James Consultant/advisor
Walter Meade Screenwriter
Anthony Mendleson Costumes/Costume Designer
Ivor Montagu Screenwriter
Jim Morahan Art Director
Norman Ough Special Effects
Syd Pearson Special Effects
Richard Bandy Special Effects
Peter Tanner Editor
Ernest Taylor Makeup
Geoffrey Unsworth Cinematographer
Ralph Vaughan Williams Score Composer
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