Synopsis by Hal Erickson
The Secret Land is the Oscar-winning documentary of Admiral Richard Byrd's 1946-1947 Antarctic expedition. Robert Montgomery, Robert Taylor, and Van Heflin, all commissioned naval officers, alternate as the film's narrator. The footage of the expedition was taken by members of the U.S. Navy photographic corps, while the narration was written by Harvey S. Haislip and William C. Park. Adding to the box-office value of this well-edited documentary (cut down by Frederick Y. Smith from 90 hours' worth of film!) was the fact that it was lensed in Technicolor. The Secret Land was produced by Orville O. Dull and distributed by MGM.
exploration, expedition, land, landing [plane], mission [quest], Navy, operation