The Island at the Top of the World

Synopsis: An Edwardian gentleman hopes to find his long-lost son, who vanished whilst searching for a mysterious Viking community in a volcanic valley somewhere in uncharted Arctic regions. The gentleman puts together an expedition team to go on the search, but when they reach their destination they must escape from some Viking descendants who will kill to keep their existence a secret.
Director(s): Robert Stevenson
Production: Walt Disney Productions
Rotten Tomatoes:
93 min

Peerey, Nance and all of them.

And what is Ivarsson's opinion?

Of course, there's a lot

they haven't covered.

But if there were such an island,

if the graveyard of whales

really did exist...

The world will never know, will it?

Unless you discover it,

or unless someone else beats you to it.

Sir Anthony, you're a devious man.

Yes, I am, aren't I?

I've got your contract here.

Your leave from the university.

Power of attorney. My solicitors will

handle your affairs in your absence.

- We're under way.

- And have been for some time.

We'll be in France in the morning.

Why France? That's hardly

the most direct route to Fort Conger.

On the contrary.

I think you'll find that it is.

Can't you slow him down?

You'd think we were

leaving tomorrow morning.

We are.


I said, we are.

First thing in the morning.

Impossible. It's winter.

No ship can get through

the ice before spring.

- I've made other arrangements.

- What arrangements?

If I told you, you'd think I was mad.

Sir Anthony, you are mad.

And now you're gonna meet

another mad one. Capt. Brieux!

Ah, Monsieur Ross!

What a pleasure!

He was building this for Americans,

but he ran through all their money.

I heard of it and took it over.

- Ah, Capt. Brieux.

- Good evening, Sir Anthony.

- Professor Ivarsson.

- I'm honoured.

- Do you mind if I take a closer look?

- No, please.

I'm proud we shall have you with us

for the ceremony tomorrow.

- What ceremony?

- Why, the first flight of my creation.

Tomorrow, the whole world

will know of me on my Hyperion.

France will rule the air!

Whatever you planned, cancel it.

Tomorrow, we leave for the Arctic.

The Arctic?

The Arctic?

Sir Anthony, that's ridiculous!

It can't be done.

That's impossible.

We would need food, supplies,

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