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

Congratulations, Josephine.

We've signed on our ship's mascot.

Very well, but I don't like small dogs,

and I never did.

Britain may rule the waves,

Sir Anthony,

but the French airship rules the sky.

Already, we are speeding in triumph

across the shores of your homeland.

It's raining as usual, I see.

- How far have we come?

- About 150 miles.

Hundred and fifty? In six hours?

Is that what you call

"speeding in triumph"?

We'll travel faster,

but now my motors are at half-speed.

What on earth for?

Damn you!

- They must run themselves in.

- Poppycock!

I want full speed!

There are the controls.

If you want full speed,

it is your responsibility, not mine.

What do you say now, Sir Anthony?

I say, I want full speed.

And I mean to have it.

You have your wish, Monsieur.

It's on your head.

- What's happening?

- Somebody route the propeller.

I followed your orders, Monsieur,

and you see the result.

Now we must go back

to France for repairs.

We will not.

We will proceed on one propeller.

The Arctic winds!

That would be insanity!

Without full power,

my airship could not survive.

- I refuse to go forward.

- And I refuse to go back.

Well, gentlemen,

we have to go somewhere.

Captain, you carry

a spare propeller, don't you?

- That is right.

- Well, why don't we put it on now.

In midair?

- Impossible!

- Nothing's impossible.

Splendid idea, Ivarsson.

Come along. Give me a hand.

Sir Anthony!

May I remind you

that I am in command here!

Only an idiot

would attempt such a thing.

I will do it myself.

Do be careful

and don't take any unnecessary risks.

Take good care.

The wind's coming up.

Let's haul him up.

Well done, Captain.

My congratulations.

Thank you, Sir Anthony.

I am deeply honoured.

What's he up to now?

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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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