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The Red Tent Details


The true story of a tragic 1928 arctic expedition provides the basis for this adventure drama that was a joint Italian and Russian co-production. Peter Finch stars as General Umberto Nobile, who is visited in Rome by the ghosts of those whose lives were taken in his ill-fated mission forty years earlier. In flashback, Nobile recalls the attempt to cross the North Pole by flying dirigible, the Italia. When the airship crashes, Nobile and his crew are scattered across the ice, left to struggle against the freezing cold elements and local polar bears, among other hazards. In an effort to save the expedition, the great explorer Roald Amundsen (Sean Connery), the first man to reach the South Pole, is dispatched to rescue Nobile. When Amundsen disappears (never to be heard from again), an icebreaker is launched to bring national hero Nobile home, but at the expense of his crewmates. Although The Red Tent (1971) was considered a costly box office failure, the film did win a Golden Globe for Best English Language Foreign Film. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi


Sean Connery
as Roald Amundsen
Claudia Cardinale
as Nurse
Hardy Kruger
as Aviator
Peter Finch
as Gen. Umberto Nobile
Massimo Girotti
as Rescue Coordinator
Nikita Mikhalkov
as Icebreaker Pilot
Luigi Vannucchi
as Capt. Zappi
Mario Adorf
as Biagi, Radio Operator
Donatas Banionis
as Mariano
Yuri Solomin
as Troiani
Otar Koberidze
as Cecioni
Boris Khmelnitsky
Yuri Vizbor


Mikhail Kalatozov
Franco Cristaldi
Ennio de Concini
Leonid Kalashnikov
Ennio Morricone
Composer (Music Score)
Alexander Zatsepin
Composer (Music Score)
Peter Zinner
David Vinitsky
Art Director
David Vinitzki
Art Director
Juri Ekonomzev
Set Designer
Franco D'Andria
Set Designer
Victor Babushkin
Sound/Sound Designer
Fausto Ancillai
Sound/Sound Designer
David Hildyard
Sound/Sound Designer