|Scott of the Antarctic 1948 N/R, 111 min.|
Genre: Adventure / Action / Drama
Director: Charles Frend
Cast: John Mills, Derek Bond, James Robertson Justice, Kenneth More, Christopher Lee, Diana Churchill, Harold Warrender, Anne Firth, Reginald Beckwith, John Gregson, James McKechnie, Norman Williams, Barry Letts, Dennis Vance, Edward Lisak
British explorer Capt. Robert Falcon Scott (John Mills) sets out on an expedition in 1910 to the South Pole. Two years later, he reaches it, but, on the way home, he and his crew mysteriously die in the cold. A search party finds their remains–along with Scott's diary providing clues to their unsuccessful attempt to make it back to civilization. The fine score composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams later was transmuted to his "Sinfonia Antarctica."
|Shadow of the Eagle 1950 N/R, 93 min.|
Genre: Adventure / Drama
Director: Sidney Salkow
Cast: Richard Greene, Valentina Cortese, Greta Gynt, Binnie Barnes, Charles Goldner, Hugh French, Walter Rilla, Dennis Vance, William Tubbs
Catherine the Great (Binnie Barnes) orders Count Orloff (Richard Greene) to Venice where he is to kidnap her rival, Princess Elizabeth Tarakanova (Valentina Cortese), and bring her back to Russia. While on his assignment, Orloff finds and then falls in love with Elizabeth. Catherine discovers that they are lovers, and complications ensue. Elizabeth's execution is how Catherine chooses to solve the problem–but Orloff has another solution that includes escape and sanctuary.
|1. Scott of the Antarctic (1948)|
2. Shadow of the Eagle (1950)
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