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Lost and Found: The Story of Cook's Anchor

Television (Full Length) – 1979

While in Tahiti to scout for locations for a film (ultimately unrealised) on the mutiny of the HMS Bounty, legendary British director David Lean (Lawrence of Arabia, Dr Zhivago) became fascinated by a lost anchor jettisoned by Captain Cook in 1773. Produced for New Zealand’s South Pacific Television, this film follows the anchor’s discovery — by River Kwai bridge exploder Eddie Fowlie — and salvage. A rare 'documentary' credit for Lean, the film was written by his regular scripting collaborator Robert Bolt; Kiwi Kelly Tarlton provides expert dive guidance.

You know, I get just as excited about this film as I do on any of my big ones.
– David Lean

Key Cast & Crew

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Lynton Diggle

Underwater Camera

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Wayne Tourell

Producer

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David Lean

Narrator, Director, Writer

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George Andrews

Producer

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Robert Bolt

Writer, Subject

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Ken Dorman

Camera

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Produced by

  • South Pacific Television

  • Faraway Productions

Source

Faraway Productions