Cinema: The New Pictures Jun. 30, 1930

With Byrd at the South Pole (Paramount). No matter what the scientific value of the Byrd expedition, there is no doubting the fact that Byrd's two photographers, Joseph Rucker and Willard Van der Veer, did some epic work. They show you clearly what an exploration party is like: men dealing minutely with a great isolation, making laborious preparations against hypothetical crises, living every day so as to come a step nearer an illusory goal. Pushing past the Ross Barrier (wall of ice guarding Antarctica) to and over the Queen Maude Mountains, Byrd and...

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