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

fuel for the motors.

The fuel, I'll leave to you, Captain.

All other necessities have

been amply provided by my staff.

I think it is best that we

have an understanding.

We have an understanding.

I bought and paid for your airship.

It's mine.

I intend to use it to find my son,

who is lost in the Arctic.

But I cannot do it without your help.

I can offer you nothing

except hardship and danger,

except your place in history.

- History?

- Think of it, Captain.

You have an opportunity which

comes but once in a generation.

The world will know you not only

as the first man to fly over the Arctic,

but the first man, perhaps,

to brave the North Pole itself.

Today, we make history.

There should be flags, music,

a speech from the president.

But what do we have?

Two children and a herd of goats.

When you bring her back to France,

the celebration's

gonna break all records.

- We are ready to depart.

- Very good, carry on.


There will be no speaking.

Well, we are on our way.

A glorious day, Monsieur.

We rise with the sun.

Congratulations, Captain.

This will be a morning to remember.

Something in the food hamper

just bit me.

That is not the food hamper,

that is the small boudoir of Josephine.

It's some kind of a dog.

Of course, the best kind: French.

I am not interested in its nationality.

- Who brought it aboard?

- No one brought her aboard.

She lives here. This is her home

since the airship was begun.

I'm not running some kind

of flying kennel.

Get rid of it.

Very well, if you wish, Monsieur.

Of course, it will take time.

The sun has warmed the gas.

We must wait until night

to return to the hangar.

- Then bring back the ground crew.

- Wait until night?

That will mean 12 hours.

I can't lose the time.

You're absolutely right, Sir Anthony.

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John Whedon

John Ogden Whedon (November 5, 1905 – November 22, 1991) was an American screenwriter. He is best known for his writing for the television series The Donna Reed Show during the 1950s. Whedon also wrote for The Great Gildersleeve on radio, The Andy Griffith Show, The Dick Van Dyke Show and Leave It to Beaver. He and wife, Louise Carroll Angell, are the parents of television screenwriter Tom Whedon and Julia Whedon, and the grandparents of film and TV screenwriter and director Joss Whedon and screenwriters Jed Whedon and Zack Whedon. Whedon died in Medford, Jackson County, Oregon, on November 22, 1991. more…

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