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With Byrd at the South Pole: The Story of Little America
With Byrd at the South Pole The Story of Little America
Actors: Richard E. Byrd, Clair D. Alexander, Claire Alexander, Bernt Balchen, George H. Black
Genres: Drama, Educational
UR     2000     1hr 22min

The story of Little America. Selected as one of the "Ten Best Films of the Year" by The New York Times and winner of the Academy Award for Best Cinematography, "With Byrd at the South Pole" is a celebration of the American...  more »

    
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Actors: Richard E. Byrd, Clair D. Alexander, Claire Alexander, Bernt Balchen, George H. Black
Creators: Joseph T. Rucker, Willard Van der Veer, Emanuel Cohen, Adolph Zukor, Jesse L. Lasky, Julian Johnson
Genres: Drama, Educational
Sub-Genres: Classics, Educational
Studio: Image Entertainment
Format: DVD - Black and White
DVD Release Date: 02/01/2000
Original Release Date: 06/28/1930
Theatrical Release Date: 06/28/1930
Release Year: 2000
Run Time: 1hr 22min
Screens: Black and White
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English

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With Byrd at the South Pole
John Farr | 06/21/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Seventy-five years after the fact, this remains a fascinating visual testament to human persistence and the awesome variety of our world. At times it's difficult to believe the sheer daring of the Byrd mission and the ingenious ways the team overcame life-threatening obstacles. A ground-breaking documentary that brings a heroic, often overlooked chapter of history to life."
Stunning camera work & fascinating history
Jonathan Lapin | Brooklyn, NY USA | 12/05/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)

"a strange hybrid of documentary and travelog and potboiler docudrama; its clear that genres were still defining themselves when this movie was made. while much of the "plotline" is dubious, the heroism of the figures involved is not, and the camera work under undeniably terrifying conditions is nothing short of spectacular. i wont call this a great movie but id recommend it to anyone.
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Remarkable story and visuals
Nico James | Philadelphia, PA United States | 05/10/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I bought this because I am interested in the story of Byrd and his dog, a Smooth Fox Terrier named Igloo, who accompanied him to both Poles on Byrd's expeditions. It was great to see this little guy in such an alien environment as Antartica. But the experience of seeing what these remarkable men accomplished in the most unforgiving of settings was most memorable. The film won an Oscar for Best Cinematography in 1930, and one can see why watching this footage."