The story of Little America. Selected as one of the "Ten Best Films of the Year" by The New York Times and winner of the Academy Award for Best Cinematography, "With Byrd at the South Pole" is a celebration of the American hero at its zenith. Byrd's establishment of Little America and the spectacular first flight over the South Pole--part publicity stunt, part scientific milestone--marked the end of an era. This little-seen record of the 1928-30 adventure opens with a short introduction by Rear-Admiral Byrd, detailing the aims of the expedition and the bravery of previous explorers to the Pole. The photography by Joseph Rucker and Willard Van der Veer is brilliant, and this restoration from original 35mm archival material shows it to wonderful advantage.