Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Biography
Christopher Columbus overcomes intrigue at the Spanish court and convinces Queen Isabella that his plan to reach the East by sailing west is practical.
Budgeted at a then-very expensive £500,000, J. Arthur Rank was convinced that this would be one of his biggest hits. He was severely hurt by the fact it only recouped £121,000.
Doesn't that prove how backward they are? You never see a civilized man do that.
Opening narration perpetuates the myth that people of Columbus' time thought the Earth was flat when in fact they knew it was spherical. Later, when Columbus discusses his plan with Father Perez and another friar, the friars clearly know that the world is round.
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