The Secret Land 73 years old

One of the world's most daring adventures into the unknown!

The Secret Land

This documentary, filmed entirely by military photographers, recounts the U.S. Navy's 1946-47 expedition to Antarctica, known as Operation High Jump. The expedition was under the overall command of Admiral Richard E. Byrd, no stranger to the Antarctic. This was a large undertaking involving 13 ships and over 4000 thousand men. The fleet departed from Norfolk, Virginia traveling through the Panama canal and then southward to their final destination. The trip through the ice pack was fraught with danger and forced the submarine that was part of the fleet to withdraw. The trip was a success meeting all of its scientific goals.

Credits

The Secret Land Cast

Name Character
Van Heflin He was 39, 62 years old when he died as Narrator
Robert Taylor He was 37, 57 years old when he died as Narrator
Robert Montgomery He was 44, 77 years old when he died as Narrator

The Secret Land Crew

Name Department
Orville O. Dull as Director. He was 60 (90) years old when He died Directing
The Secret Land (73 years)

One of the world's most daring adventures into the unknown!

  • Release day: Friday, October 22, 1948
  • Runtime: 71 minutes