Scott of the Antarctic
Scott of the Antarctic is a 1948 British adventure film which depicts Robert Falcon Scott's ill-fated Terra Nova Expedition and his attempt to be the first to reach the South Pole in Antarctica. John Mills played Scott, with a supporting cast which included James Robertson Justice, Derek Bond, Kenneth More, John Gregson, Barry Letts and Christopher Lee.
Captain Scott is given the men, but not the funds, to go on a second expedition to the Antarctic. As his wife works on a bust of him, she tells him that she's "not the least jealous" that he's going to the Antarctic again. The wife of Dr. E. A. Wilson, whom Scott hopes to recruit, is much less enthusiastic, but Wilson agrees to go on condition it is a scientific expedition. Scott also visits Fridtjof Nansen, who insists that a polar expedition must use only dogs, not machines or horses. Scott goes on a fundraising campaign, with mixed results, finding scepticism among Liverpool businessmen, but enthusiasm among schoolchildren who fund the sledge dogs. With the help of a government grant he finally manages to raise enough money to finance the expedition.
|author||Ivor Montagu Mary Hayley Bell|
|keywords||a piece of coal bury dog dr. e. a. wilson edward adrian wilson fridtjof nansen glossopteris haakon vii of norway new zealand norwegian flag open polar expedition polar plateau roald amundsen scientific expedition search party set up sled dog sledge dog the king the king of norway trap ulysses victorian era walk write|
|musicBy||Ralph Vaughan Williams|
|publisher||General Film Distributors|