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The Secret Land

The Secret Land
Film poster
Produced by Orville O. Dull
Written by Harvey S. Haislip
William C. Park
Narrated by Robert Montgomery
Robert Taylor
Van Heflin
Edited by Fredrick Y. Smith
Distributed by MGM
Release dates
  • October 22, 1948 (1948-10-22)
Running time 71 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $216,000[1]
Box office $576,000[1]

The Secret Land is a 1948 American documentary film about an American expedition code-named "Operation High Jump" to explore Antarctica.[2] It won the Academy Award for Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.[3][4]



The film earned $395,000 in the US and Canada and $181,000 elsewhere, resulting in a profit of $10,000.[1]


  1. ^ a b c The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study .
  2. ^ "AFI: The Secret Land". AFI. Retrieved 2012-01-06. 
  3. ^ "The 21st Academy Awards (1949) Nominees and Winners". Retrieved 2011-08-18. 
  4. ^ Chowther, Bosley. "NY Times: The Secret Land". NY Times. Retrieved 2008-11-07. 

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