The Conquest of the Pole 1912


Fantasy/Short Film ‧ 44 mins

Science-fantasy film by Georges Méliès based on the novel The Adventures of Captain Hatteras by Jules Verne. It was released in 1912 and deals with an extraordinary race to the north pole by rival parties of balloonists. The film was Georges Melies’s last successful film before his studio went bankrupt. Its most elaborate scene is one featuring a man-eating frost giant that attempts to eat the crew.


Author: Old Boy

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