Scott of the Antarctic (1948)

Charles Frend directs John Mills, Kenneth More and Harold Warrender in this big screen recreation of Scott’s doomed expedition to reach the South Pole.

An Ealing Studio classic that left me cold. The fundraising and team recruiting first hour is flat, filled with stiff upper lip acting. The more visually impressive Antarctic scenes do still have some power but the dwindling men are given so little to do but stoically suffer in silence as bad decisions and the elements seal their fate.


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