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Windjammer: The Voyage of the Christian Radich (1958)

Approved | | Documentary, Romance | 25 April 1958 (Norway)
Windjammer, the first presentation in CINEMIRACLE, is the record of a training cruise of the full-rigged S/S Christian Radich from Oslo across the Atlantic, through the Caribbean, to New ... See full summary »

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A.J. Villiers (book) (as Captain Alan Villiers), James L. Shute (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Bjørn Amvik Bjørn Amvik ... Cadet #5
Arne Andersen Arne Andersen ... Motorman
Per Antonsen Per Antonsen ... Cadet #21
Niels Arntsen Niels Arntsen ... First officer
Svein Aske Svein Aske ... Cadet #23
Trygve Bendiksen Trygve Bendiksen ... Second assistant bosun
Tore Bilet Tore Bilet ... Cadet #85
Sigurd Borgen Sigurd Borgen ... Sailmaker
Boston Pops Orchestra Boston Pops Orchestra ... Orchestra
Even Børresen Even Børresen ... Cadet #31
Pau Casals ... Himself
Jan Christiansen Jan Christiansen ... Cadet #28
Peer Dahl Peer Dahl ... Cadet #25
Thor Dalelv Thor Dalelv ... Cadet #84
Wilbur De Paris Wilbur De Paris ... New Orleans Jazz Band Leader
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Windjammer, the first presentation in CINEMIRACLE, is the record of a training cruise of the full-rigged S/S Christian Radich from Oslo across the Atlantic, through the Caribbean, to New York and back home again. Written by Wilfried Wittkowsky

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The day you'll always remember is when...Louis de Rochemont's WINDJAMMER...sails into your life! See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 April 1958 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

Windjammer See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,757
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Sound Mix:

Cinerama 7-Track

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.77 : 1
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Trivia

The ships journey, as depicted in the film, took 239 days to complete, and covered 17,500 miles. See more »

Alternate Versions

For its 1962 re-release, the film was converted to the Cinerama format. See more »

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Soundtracks

The Battle Hymn of the Republic
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Music by William Steffe
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"Windjammer": The only film shot in Cinemiracle.
16 April 2006 | by jslasherSee all my reviews

Of all the documentary, so-called 'travelogue', films shot during that halcyon decade -- the 1950s -- when Cinerama, Cinemirace and the Soviet Kinopanorama took centre-stage at the world's cinemas, this beautifully wrought film stands alone! Simply put, it is heads-and-soldiers above the rest.

Sadly, Cinemiracle, was a "one-off" release. Plans by Jack Warner to shoot their controversial film, "The Miracle", starring Carol Baker, were shelved due to the enormous cost of shooting in the three-film format. No other films were shot in the format. Cinerama, Inc., which purchased the Cinemiracle format and patents from National Theatres in 1960, promptly relegated the format -- superior in most respects to Cinerama -- to the dust-bin of cinema history.

Attempts in recent years to restore the film with new colour prints and the original 7-channel soundtrack have come to naught, due to the high costs involved.

The Kinopanorama producer-director, John Steven Lasher, stated in March, 2004, that he would gladly restore "Windjammer" before committing any funds, had they been available, to any of the Kinopanorama travelogues to which he has access.


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