Prophet Without Honor

Prophet Without Honor is a 1939 short documentary film directed by Felix E. Feist. At the 12th Academy Awards, held in 1940, it was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film, One-Reel. The documentary is about Matthew Fontaine Maury, a U.S. naval officer who created the first maps that charted the oceans' winds and currents.[1]

Prophet Without Honor
Directed byFelix E. Feist
Produced byCarey Wilson
Written byRobert Lees
Frederic I. Rinaldo
Narrated byCarey Wilson
CinematographyDavid Snell
Edited byJohn F. Seitz
Release date
  • May 20, 1939 (1939-05-20)
Running time
11 minutes
CountryUnited States



  1. "The 12th Academy Awards (1940) Nominees and Winners". Archived from the original on July 6, 2011. Retrieved August 10, 2011.

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