Lost and Found: The Story of Cook's Anchor

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Lost and Found: The Story of Cook's Anchor
Directed by David Lean
Written by Robert Bolt
David Lean
Wayne Tourell
Produced byGeorge Andrews
Wayne Tourell
CinematographyEddie Fowlie
Ken Dorman
Edited byDavid Reed
Faraway Productions
Distributed by South Pacific Television
Release date
Running time
40 minutes
CountryNew Zealand

Lost and Found: The Story of Cook's Anchor, also known as Lost and Found: The Story of an Anchor, is a 1979 New Zealand documentary television film directed and co-written by David Lean. [1]



Filmmaker David Lean is scouting locations in Tahiti for a feature film about the famous mutiny on HMS Bounty. His property master, Eddie Fowlie, discovers the whereabouts of an anchor which had belonged to Captain James Cook, and historians and experts arrive to examine it before an attempt is made to raise it and bring it to land.

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  1. "A 'Lost' Treasure: David Lean's documentary 'Lost and Found: The Story of Cook's Anchor'". Cinephilia & Beyond. Retrieved 3 August 2018.