The Secret Land
|The Secret Land|
|Produced by||Orville O. Dull|
|Written by||Harvey S. Haislip
William C. Park
|Narrated by||Robert Montgomery
|Edited by||Fredrick Y. Smith|
The Secret Land is a 1948 American documentary film about an American expedition code-named "Operation High Jump" to explore Antarctica. It won the Academy Award for Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.
- Robert Montgomery - Narrator (voice) (as Comdr. Robert Montgomery, U.S.N.R.)
- Robert Taylor - Narrator (voice) (as Lt. Robert Taylor U.S.N.R.)
- Van Heflin - Narrator (voice) (as Lt. Van Heflin, A.A.F., Ret.)
- James Forrestal - Himself (as James V. Forrestal)
- Chester W. Nimitz - Himself
- Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd - Himself (as Admiral Byrd)
- Richard H. Cruzen - Himself (as Admiral Cruzen)
- Robert S. Quackenbush - Himself (as Captain Quackenbush)
- George J. Dufek - Himself (as Captain George Dufek)
- Paul A. Siple - Himself (as Dr. Siple)
- Charles W. Thomas - Himself (as Captain Thomas)
- Richard E. Byrd Jr. - Himself
- Vernon D. Boyd - Himself (as Captain Boyd)
- Charles A. Bond - Himself (as Captain Bond)
- David E. Bunger - Himself (as Commander David E. Bunger)
- John E. Clark - Himself (as Captain Clark)
- John D. Howell - Himself (as Commander Howell)
- William Kearns - Himself (as Lieutenant j.g. Bill Kearns)
- Ralph LeBlanc - Himself (as Lieutenant j.g. Frenchie LeBlanc)
- Henry H. Caldwell - Himself (as Captain Caldwell)
- Owen McCarty - Himself
- William Warr - Himself
- James H. Robbins - Himself (as Shorty Rogers)
The film earned $395,000 in the US and Canada and $181,000 elsewhere, resulting in a profit of $10,000.
- The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study.
- "AFI: The Secret Land". AFI. Retrieved 2012-01-06.
- "The 21st Academy Awards (1949) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved 2011-08-18.
- Chowther, Bosley. "NY Times: The Secret Land". NY Times. Retrieved 2008-11-07.
- The Secret Land at the Internet Movie Database
- The Secret Land is available for free download at the Internet Archive
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