MOSFILM 1936 Captain Grant’s Children JULES VERNE scenario:
V. Vainishtok Music by Isaak Dunayevsky song lyrics:
V. Lebedev-Kumaci Captain Grant
lu. lureevici Jacques Paganel
N. Cerkasov Mariya Strelkova as Elena Glenarvan
Mikhail Romanov as Captain John Mangles Nikolai Vitovtov as Edward Glenarvan
Ivan Chuvelyov as Ayerton July 26, 1864, the pleasure yacht “Duncan”
is on her maiden voyage… and is sailing near the coast of Scotland. Shark! Shark! – A shark near the coast of Scotland?
– It happens sometimes if you’re lucky . There are not many sharks
i’ve stroked the belly of. There seems to be some papers inside. Apparently it’s the same document
written in three languages. – It’s hard to read.
– The affect of the water has left only fragments of words. – Come let’s correlate them with each other.
– Yes. Yes. We start with the English text
and add missing parts from
the French and German. Glas… Glas.. Glasgow. Bringt Ihnen…
assistance… What, assistance? ‘BRING THEM ASSISTANCE.’ Tannia… Tannia… Britannia. a.. a.. austral … What does it say?? On June 7 1862 … Sailing three-mast vessel …
Britannia of Glasgow …. sunk …
sunk … In the southern hemisphere. thrown this document… in __ longitude
and 37 degrees 11″ latitude Bring them assistance… or they are lost – Captain …
– But where were they shipwrecked? Latitude is there, but
where is the longitude, it’s indecipherable! – I see.
– No longitude. …gonia,… agonia. Patagonia. of course Patagonia, it’s about
Captain Grant Look here: May 30, 1862, Glasgow
“Britannia”, Captain Grant … Remember 10 years ago he came
with a proposal to find a new Scotland on the shores
of the Pacific, and even the poor gave money. For the money invested
they built a boat in search of free land
for a new home. How can we save this
wonderful man? Let us address
the Lords of the Admiralty And that’s all you know? The documents are fragmented. We can not send a rescue vessel. Milord… It is possible for the
Admiralty to do something To hunt all through Patagonia
for one man. We’ve already wasted millions
in search for Franklin We cannot finance an expedition
destined for failure. Madame, two children has arrived they want to speak to Lord Glenarvan. I like to talk to Lord Glenarvan. Lord Glenarvan is not here just now but I am
his wife, can I do anything for you? The newspaper writes that on board yacht
“Duncan”, Lord Glenarvan has information on captain Grant. I am the daughter of Captain Grant.
My name is Mary. – And this is my brother Robert.
– Miss. Grant!? Miss Mary! – Well, tell me?
– The Admiralty refuses an rescue expedition – They can not forget that Grant’s Scottish.
– Nobody wants to help Dad. – This is Mary Grant.
– Is there no hope that they will be saved? Then we must save them
ourselves. Mary! How can we do that, dear boy? If each Scot gave
my father 6 pence then each will give
1 penny to his son That sum will be enough
to save Captain Grant. You’re right, boy! Inspired by the noble goal to
save the life of Captain Grant Glenarvan and friends
have undertaken a journey long and dangerous. – John, do something about it!
– The son of Captain Grant
will be a good sailor, miss Mary. When do you eat here? At nine… – So, when do you eat here?
– At 9:00 am .. With whom do I have the honor? Jacques Paganel. Jacques Eliacin Francoise
Marie Paganel. Secretary of the Geographical
Society of Paris Corresponding Member of the
Societies of Darmstad, Leipzig, Petersburg,
New York Honorary Member of the Royal Geographical
and Ethnographical Institute of the East Indies Lady Helena Glenarvan.
– And you are? John Mangles, the captain of the
vessel that you are on. But how did you get here? You are going to India?
No, to Patagonia. – To Patagonia?
– Yes, “Duncan” is heading
in the opposite direction! to Patagonia. – Do you mean: Patagonia? Duncan…
– Yes. – Patagonia?
– Yes. Duncan. Patagonia. Yes. Yes. I boarded in the foggy night
on the wrong vessel. This could only happen to me. – You had more happenings?
– Yes. Sure. I was to embark on a vessel
“Scotia” with destination to India I went to sleep in cabin 6. But not on “Scotia”, on “Duncan”. Listen: You have probably
never been to India, on a pleasure trip anyway,
You can turn the ship around. No. We are not going to Patagonia
for pleasure but to save Captain Grant who is shipwrecked. To save Captain Grant? In this case I am happy to be here
even if it was a mistake on a ship sailing on
such an admirable mission. Then join us. South Atlantic Ocean Moving past the Canary Islands
and the Tropic of Cancer, the yacht “Duncan” goes
along the coast of South America. After a 42-day voyage they reach
the coast of Patagonia, waiting for the arrival of the
one person who could give information
about captain Grant. The British Consul We’ve been looking forward
to your visit, Consul. We have made inquiries.
No reports that the ship of Captain Grant has gone ashore on the Chilian coast. It’s impossible. In the documents
we’ve found it’s clearly written : …gonia, 37th parallel So I thought it must
be Patagonia. Aha! So Captain Grant is
somewhere within the country! But the bottle? To throw in a bottle in an
ocean you must be at least on the ocean shore. Or on the banks of a river
flowing into the ocean. – That’s an idea!
– A good idea! Then what do you suggest? I suggest to cross South America
along the 37th parallel. – Is my poor father in great danger.
– Danger? – Who said anything about danger!?
– I didn’t ! Before us lies a journey about
1,200 km long, which will last not more than a month. Look at the map: We start the trip
at the Chilian coast following latitude 37 on horses,
and cut the Andes by the pass of Antuco. Through waterfalls and leave
the Andes behind us What? Nonsense children, just
1200 km, no more. Very easy all the way. A stroll through Paris. Only a few hours away we
stand before snowy peaks, and breathtaking waterfalls. We pass waterfalls,
Further to heights, the kingdom of everlasting snow. On the altitude of 3500 meters
you will see fields of snow. Leaving the famous volcano Antuco
behind and going easily down into the Pampas. You see? – And on the banks of the river …
– And I’ll find my dad. I’ll find him my son, even if I have to cross the entire globe. You forgot the “Duncan”, my dear Paganel. Ah! Duncan goes along the coast around Tierra del Fuego and await us on
the Atlantic coast at Punta Médanos. But who takes care of our ladies? – I.
– I. Then we are the ones to cross America. In that case, I’ll come with you. – I. You are my second officer, and to you
we entrust everything that is dearest to us. Starting from the yacht “Duncan”
they traveled 8 days through the pass of Antuco
in the western Andes It remains yet a pass and one horse short. It would have been better
to get some guides? We cross the Andes my way,
far better than any guide. On 3500 meters elevation began the
land of everlasting snow. The vulcano Antuco I know this road as my
own apartment … Captain, Captain, stay firm… It was once a captain
wandering many countries and not once was shaken
by the ocean 15 times sank
swimming among sharks but to date has not even flinched. Captain, captain, stay firm
only the brave are subject to large seas. But once the captain was
in a distant country love is like
a simple little boy Captain, captain stay firm! Only the brave are subject to large seas. Captain, captain stay firm! Ah! I think we have arrived. I told you that on
this side of the Andes descent is very easy.
– Very, very! Where’s Robert? Robert! I can see Robert. Shoot! Shoot! No, you shoot! No, you may kill Robert. Pull the trigger, but carefully! Who fired? Robert! Robert,
Take him. He’s alive. He’s alive. – Jacques… Paganel.
– Talgav. Talgav in araukanã means: Thunder. This name is given for his aiming skill. We are looking for captain
Grant who was shipwrecked on the shores of Patagonia. You have helped to find the son,
help us to find the father. Tauka! Passing by Tierra del Fuego
“Duncan” sailed along the South American coast
towards Medano. Miss Mary, I wanted to tell you… … Do you not see? … Continuing their road trip
cross the Pampas’ endless steppes of South America. Floods of tropical water
has swallowed the plain. – What is it?
– Tauka feel the danger! Flood …! The waters of the Rio Colorado and Rio Negro
overflowed their banks and formed an endless
expanse of water. In the mist on November 13
“Duncan” came to Point Medano. There was a pooling of
two groups of passengers. I cannot see anything. – Miss Mary!
– What? – If you know …
– Cursed fog! I can not hear what you’re saying. Miss Mary … if you know … Speak up, I can’t hear you. You just won’t see … – No, you see.
– A fire! – Where? I see it! You see? How happy I am. There are people, look! Is there no longer any hope
to find my father? No, Robert there is hope. Your father is
somewhere to be found on the 37th parallel and we will find him, even if we
have to search the whole world. – Where is the 37th parallel?
– Dear Paganel, tell us the path we need to take. The 37th latitude… Crossing South America… transverses the atlantic ocean cutting
the islands of Tristan d’Acunha across the Indian Ocean then passes through the Aus … Australia and after Australia,
Good God! How extraordinary! We are looking for Captain Grant where
he is not to be found. Yes, we have read on the document
what was never there. – Austral … written in the document means …
– What is it? Australia, Australia. Where
captain Grant is to be sought after. I understand what you’re attempting
but it is probably wrong. I will demonstrate in a way
that will erase your doubts. I am going to floor you completely, and never have the French defeated the British
more thoroughly. If you are so confident, then
I can say only one thing: – To Australia! To Australia friends! It’s hard to part with you Talgav! Thank you for everything. This is a picture of my father, when
I find him I will tell him all about you.
– You look like your father, amigo. I’ve not yet found my dad
and now I’ve lost you. They’re returning! Watch
ready … Mary, our father is in Australia. The South Atlantic Continuing her path along the 37th parallel Duncan on the 20th December arrived off Cape Bernouilli on Australia’s west coast John, we will investigate into
the depths of the continent, while you take “Duncan” to Melbourne
and wait for us there. I’ve lived here for 30 years and in
this time no ship has ever sunk in the bay. They know nothing of our father? The documents say Grant’s ship
sank off Australia’s coast on
the 37th parallel. Never heard of captain Grant. If captain Grant lives,
he is to be found in Australia. – Who is that?
– Ayrton? A worker on the farm. – Tell us Ayrton, tell us everything you know. – Tell us.
– Tell us, please. Tell us …. I was quartermaster on
captain Grant’s ship. A wave swept me off the bridge,
and threw me onto the shore. After that I never saw the captain.
here is my Mariner’s Register Ticket. My father’s signature. Where did the shipwreck occur? On the opposite side of Australia. off the terrible reefs of Twofold Bay.
You should return to your ship and sail to Twofold Bay,
and look for Captain Grant there. It’s impossible, “Duncan” has
gone to Melbourne to refill the coal-bunker. Let’s cross Australia on dry
land, along the 37th parallel. Sir, take me with you. I will be your guide and help you
find the captain. Across Australia on
the 37th parallel To the daughter of the famous
English captain, from humble French
geographer flowers of Australia. At a proposal by Ayrton they decided
to make a stop at the tavern “Royal” Hey, innkeeper, feed the
animals and shoe my horse. Shoe the horse! What a strange horseshoe! The unusual design makes it
easier to find stray animals. If horses are lost, they just
follow their tracks. One hundred pounds sterling
will be paid by the colonial police to whoever brings dead or alive,
the escaped convict, Ben Joyce, or any of his accomplices.
Department of Colonial Police. I think the journey from now on
becomes dangerous. There are women in our party. For determined and well armed
people a few escaped prisoners
are not dangerous. I’m ready to go on! So are all those who have served
under my father. Rested and with replenished
supplies, they begin their journey into an almost unknown region,
the Province of Victoria. What happened, Ayrton? Some sort of disease. I have no horse anymore!? Come here, here! Help! Someone … What a strange illness! An unexpected barrier
obstructs the road. How do we cross the river? As you can see, the road has been
washed away, we can not pass. Ayrton, do you think the water
will sink soon? I think it will take at least a month. If you agree, I can take
your order to the ship to proceed to Twofold Bay. How will you get to
the other side? I will try to go on the shore
to Melbourne. And in a little over 10 days
bring aid. Good. You can go. …aland… …aland… aland… …Aland! Zealand. New Zealand! Are you sure you are on
right way? You have another hypothesis! Hypothesis leads to science. Or take a fresh, new look
where we ought to go … But, Aland… Aland! Have a cigarette, it’s soothing. Aland, aland, Zealand. New Zealand. At sunrise Ayrton
was ready to leave. Ayrton it’s strange that
only your horse is healthy. – The horse with the strange shoe!
– It’s only a coincidence. Look! Look! That symbol is the one from our inn. Our fine grass, no doubt, have
killed all the animals. Now I take a message to the
captain of the “Duncan” and in 4 days we will be the
absolute rulers of the Ocean. – A really fine plan!
– Well done, Ben Joyce! Let’s go and welcome him.
Cut off his way to the camp! – Where’s Robert?
– Do not worry. Perhaps he is with his friend Ayrton. Go up the river
there’s a bridge. I’ll take the captain’s orders and rides
to Melbourne. See you later, on board the “Duncan”. Help! Help! Robert, my boy, what is this?
Who did it? – Ayrton. – Ayrton?
– Yes. You must hurry and
warn his Lordship, Ayrton is Ben Joyce, run Milady. – I’m ready to leave.
– Write please. We propose that John Mangles
steers the Duncan to Twofold Bay on the
Australian west coast. Australia? Yes of course, Australia. At 37 degrees latitude. Maybe you could recommend
me, your Lordship? To John Mangles,
I recommend you Ayrton… Do not do it! – Take this.
– Why? You catch them, you hang them. Fire! We need to get to the ship
before that villain and warn captain Mangles. Finally on January 27 1865 the
travelers arrived exhausted to the custom-house at Twofold Bay. “Duncan” sailing from Melbourne
has it been here In Twofold harbour? According to records of the port
in Melbourne, “Duncan” … left on the 16th current month,
destination unknown .. Here it has not anchored. Our gang is in the hands of
the fugitive Ben Joyce. – How can we get to Europe?
– By Auckland … By Auckland? Do we
recommend this somewhat odd route, because it touches
the 37th parallel? I did not know that. Which is something
unforgivable for a geographer. – Yes?
– Yes! Captain Halley is bound
for Auckland. – Do you take passengers?
– How many are there? Six, two of them ladies. 60 pounds, money before. Nowhere in the southern hemisphere
there was a ship more decrepit and poorly led than “Macquarie”. Many days they floated on
the oceans endless desert We’ll get there, children even if
we still are only south of Tasmania New Zealand is a piece of heaven. The ocean is translucent with
pink coral reefs it washes the hot sandy shores. Sparkling and crystal clear waters
hurries down from the blue mountains blossoming surrounding hills. In the shadows of a clearing
hear the sound of a fountain, natural wells with abundant streams of blue water,
incomparable fresh and cool water … Water… A boat! A boat! John! My dear John! Miss Mary, Hooray! For what purpose did you come
to the coast of New Zealand? – It was your orders brought by Ayrton, my Lord.
– What? – Is Ayrton here?
– Ayrton is on board. – Bring him here.
– Now. Ayrton tried to force me to take the
yacht to Twofold Bay. Were you not supposed to go
to the east coast of Australia? No, to New Zealand
according to your Honors orders. To New Zealand?
Show me your orders. “Order to John Mangles to put out to sea,
and sail to the coast of New Zealand.”
– Why New Zealand? Is that what you wrote? – Paganel?!
– Me? I was too taken by my
new hypothesis! Wer’e lucky you haven’t sent
“Duncan” to the South Pole. – Let it go.
– Eat! You know well what awaits you,
Ben Joyce, when the Queens soldiers gets their
hands on you. Ben Joyce, for once in your life
tell the truth. Very well. I will tell you everything. I was in the royal fleet. For being Scottish and
for insulting an officer I was condemned to the prison hulks. Instead I escaped. The police
wanted to hang me in the first mast, but then
I was committed to sail with Captain Grant. I believed in his goal. I was without hope, the hands of the
officers still burned my face, and the free land promised by
the captain seemed so faraway. I did not want to wait, so I
started a revolt. Ayrton, tell me where my father is. He put me on shore in
northern Australia and went to New Zealand. Aha! New Zealand? I was right! … aland, aland, written in the document,
stands for New Zealand. Take him out of here. After receiving this new information
the travelers made a thorough search of the islets of New Zealand, but
Captain Grant was nowhere to be found. Mary, you should not despair,
I know that most important of all is to be brave! Captain John is confidend that
he will find us our father. Did you hear? Did you hear that? – Oh, I thought it was!
– Dad! – Help!
– Dad! Dad. My father is out there. Captain Grant! Last island.
Last hope. Dad. Dad! My dear, if you know how often
standing upon a rock I wanted to spot a ship
searching this desert island where we were shipwrecked. Where was the help of our
countrymen so we could resume the search for a new homeland. In that time perhaps 2-3 times
we saw a glimpse of a mast only to see it
disappear over the horizon. And so passed two and a half years. And then, only yesterday I saw to the north
a new mast. And this morning I saw a ship
heading straight this way, and I decided to come to meet it. O endless joy! Me and my children
have found each other at last. – Shall we set sail, my Lord?
– Yes .. Yes, John. Seems to me this is a good ending. Captain, I hope to regain
my freedom so that I can return home. Your wish will be granted. Thank you sir! Despite my misfortune
I never gave up my dream. My children will complete
the mission I gave my whole life. I know there will come a day
when the last poor will be sovereign of his own country. So ended the journey round the world
for the pleasure yacht “Duncan” who accomplished one of the most
adventurous trips of the 1860′. THE END translation, adaptation, synchronization: