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Conquest of the Pole
Based On: The Adventures of Captain Hatteras by Jules Verne
Directed By: Georges Méliès
Released: 1912
Runtime: 30 minutes
Country: France
Language: Silent

Conquest of the Pole (French: Conquête du pôle) is a 1912 science fantasy film by Georges Méliès based on the novel The Adventures of Captain Hatteras by Jules Verne. It deals with an extraordinary race to the north pole by rival parties of balloonists.


Scientists from all over the world are meeting to discuss the best way to reach the North Pole. Professor Maboul demonstrates for them the innovative equipment that he has designed for the purpose. When everything is ready, Maboul and several other scientists depart for the pole. Their trip will prove to be even more eventful than expected.

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