With Byrd at the South Pole

With Byrd at the South Pole (1930) is a documentary film about Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd and his 1st quest to the South Pole beginning at the Little America-Exploration Base. The film's soundtrack consists mostly of music and sound effects, with narration read by Floyd Gibbons. The film won at the 3rd Academy Awards for Best Cinematography.[1][2]

With Byrd at the South Pole
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Theatrical release poster
Written byJulian Johnson (titles)
Produced byJesse L. Lasky
Adolph Zukor
StarringRichard E. Byrd
CinematographyJoseph T. Rucker
Willard Van der Veer
Edited byEmanuel Cohen
Music byManny Baer
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
June 19, 1930
Running time
82 minutes
CountryUnited States

The film was the first documentary to win any Oscar and the only one to win cinematography.


DVD releaseEdit

With Byrd at the South Pole was released on DVD in February 2000. It is part of a milestone collection that is very limited.[3][4]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ The New York Times Movies
  2. ^ "The 3rd Academy Awards (1930) Nominees and Winners". Oscars.org (Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences). Archived from the original on November 13, 2014. Retrieved May 21, 2019.
  3. ^ "With Byrd at the South Pole-Barnes and Noble". Retrieved September 20, 2014.
  4. ^ "With Byrd at the South Pole". Retrieved September 20, 2014.

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