With Byrd at the South Pole

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With Byrd at the South Pole
With byrd at the south pole 1930 poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Produced byJesse L. Lasky
Adolph Zukor
Written byJulian Johnson (titles)
StarringRichard E. Byrd
Music byManny Baer
CinematographyJoseph T. Rucker
Willard Van der Veer
Edited byEmanuel Cohen
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
June 19, 1930
Running time
82 minutes
CountryUnited States

With Byrd at the South Pole (1930) is a documentary film about Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd and his 1st quest to the South Pole beginning at the Little America-Exploration Base. The film's soundtrack consists mostly of music and sound effects, with narration read by Floyd Gibbons. The film won at the 3rd Academy Awards for Best Cinematography.[1]

This was the first documentary to win any Oscar and the only one to win cinematography.


DVD info[edit]

This was released on DVD in February, 2000. It is part of a milestone collection that is very limited.[2][3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ http://movies.nytimes.com/movie/54972/With-Byrd-at-the-South-Pole-The-Story-of-Little-America/details
  2. ^ "With Byrd at the South Pole-Barnes and Noble". Retrieved September 20, 2014.
  3. ^ "With Byrd at the South Pole". Retrieved September 2014. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)

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