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    Blind husbands

    Erich von Stroheim (1919)

    Dr. Robert Armstrong, a famous American surgeon, and his wife Margaret, arrive at an hotel in the small town of Cortina d'Ampezzo, where they coincide with Lieutenant Erich von Steuben, an Austrian cavalry officer and inveterate conqueror. The lieutenant tries to woo Margaret. Despite being neglected by her husband, the woman rejects him. However, during a climb in which the two men intervene, the drama will explode...

    USA / 99 min

    Blind husbands

    Erich von Stroheim

    • 1919
    • USA
    • 99 min
    Dr. Robert Armstrong, a famous American surgeon, and his wife Margaret, arrive at an hotel in the small town of Cortina d'Ampezzo, where they coincide with Lieutenant Erich von Steuben, an Austrian cavalry officer and inveterate conqueror. The lieutenant tries to woo Margaret. Despite being neglected by her husband, the woman rejects him. However, during a climb in which the two men intervene, the drama will explode...

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    Bialy slad

    Bialy slad

    Adam Krzeptowski (1932)

    One day Hanka and Andrzej go for a walk up to the mountains but an avalanche will interfere with their idyll; Jasiek will try to rescue the unfortunate couple but he only will find Andrzej but no trace of Hanka. When Andrzej realizes that Hanka has not been found, he will try to find her alone but without success; the next day he will be rescued in an unconscious state by Zoska and brought to his home where he will find that Hanka is safe and waiting for him. Jasiek sees this happy Polish love scene and realizes that he will never get the love of Hanka so he goes by white track to look for peace and tranquility in the Polish mountains.

    Poland / 68 min

    Bialy slad

    Adam Krzeptowski

    • 1932
    • Poland
    • 68 min
    One day Hanka and Andrzej go for a walk up to the mountains but an avalanche will interfere with their idyll; Jasiek will try to rescue the unfortunate couple but he only will find Andrzej but no trace of Hanka. When Andrzej realizes that Hanka has not been found, he will try to find her alone but without success; the next day he will be rescued in an unconscious state by Zoska and brought to his home where he will find that Hanka is safe and waiting for him. Jasiek sees this happy Polish love scene and realizes that he will never get the love of Hanka so he goes by white track to look for peace and tranquility in the Polish mountains.

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    A dangerous kind of love

    A dangerous kind of love

    Colin Godman (1986)

    TV movie about Lucy Walker, the first woman to climb the Matterhorn in 1871. A BBC co-production that was part of a series of three teleplays called Mountain Men, which concerned climbers who were the first to scale three iconic mountains. The other two are: Nanga Parbat by Hermann Buhl (The climb, Donald Shebib), Mont Blanc by Jacques Balmat (The great white mountain, Colin Godman).

    UK / 150 min

    A dangerous kind of love

    Colin Godman

    • 1986
    • UK
    • 150 min
    TV movie about Lucy Walker, the first woman to climb the Matterhorn in 1871. A BBC co-production that was part of a series of three teleplays called Mountain Men, which concerned climbers who were the first to scale three iconic mountains. The other two are: Nanga Parbat by Hermann Buhl (The climb, Donald Shebib), Mont Blanc by Jacques Balmat (The great white mountain, Colin Godman).

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    Bergführer Lorenz DVD

    Bergführer Lorenz

    Eduard Probst (1943)

    Bergführer Lorenz is a drama about alpinism that takes place in Pennine Alps. It was directed by Eduard Probst in 1943 and produced by Probst Film. It features Geny Spielmann, Madeleine Koebel, Antoinette Steidle, Emil Gyr, Hans Fehrmann, Doris Raggen and others.

    Switzerland / 74 min

    Bergführer Lorenz

    Eduard Probst

    • 1943
    • Switzerland
    • 74 min
    Bergführer Lorenz is a drama about alpinism that takes place in Pennine Alps. It was directed by Eduard Probst in 1943 and produced by Probst Film. It features Geny Spielmann, Madeleine Koebel, Antoinette Steidle, Emil Gyr, Hans Fehrmann, Doris Raggen and others.

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    The silent barrier

    The silent barrier

    William Worthington (1920)

    Helen Wynton, a society reporter, befriends Etta Stampa, who confesses that her heart is broken because her father has disinherited her because of a love story she had some years ago. Sent to St. Moritz for a story, Helen focuses on finding Etta's father, a Swiss mountain guide, to reconcile with her daughter. On the other hand, chasing Helen in St. Moritz is Mark Bower, an unscrupulous man. Aware of Bower's trip, Charles Spencer, who is in love with Helen, arrives in time to save Helen from Bower's evil intentions on the top of a mountain.

    USA

    The silent barrier

    William Worthington

    • 1920
    • USA
    Helen Wynton, a society reporter, befriends Etta Stampa, who confesses that her heart is broken because her father has disinherited her because of a love story she had some years ago. Sent to St. Moritz for a story, Helen focuses on finding Etta's father, a Swiss mountain guide, to reconcile with her daughter. On the other hand, chasing Helen in St. Moritz is Mark Bower, an unscrupulous man. Aware of Bower's trip, Charles Spencer, who is in love with Helen, arrives in time to save Helen from Bower's evil intentions on the top of a mountain.
  • Drama / Mountain Drama

    The glacier's secret Vod

    The glacier's secret

    Tom Terriss (1930)

    In this film of the 'Vagabond Adventure Series', Tom Terris takes us to New Zealand in a kind of travelogue film. We accompany a client and a mountain guide on a treacherous, icy trek across a glacier. At night they camp and the old man tells him how he lost his love in an accident fourty years ago during their honeymoon. In the morning the old man has disappeared, but client finally finds him in a cave admiring the body of his frozen lover, captured on ice. The film conveys a feeling that is rarely identified with travel films, and contains a tender, tragic note that is genuinely touching.

    USA / 10 min

    The glacier's secret

    Tom Terriss

    • 1930
    • USA
    • 10 min
    In this film of the 'Vagabond Adventure Series', Tom Terris takes us to New Zealand in a kind of travelogue film. We accompany a client and a mountain guide on a treacherous, icy trek across a glacier. At night they camp and the old man tells him how he lost his love in an accident fourty years ago during their honeymoon. In the morning the old man has disappeared, but client finally finds him in a cave admiring the body of his frozen lover, captured on ice. The film conveys a feeling that is rarely identified with travel films, and contains a tender, tragic note that is genuinely touching.

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  • Drama / Mountain Drama

    L'alpinista

    L'alpinista

    (1914)

    An amateur and incapable mountaineer wants to be recognized as a valiant and brave climber, so he claims of having made a very challenging rescue in the mountains. But as soon as he puts his feet on the snow, his story begins to falter: he will be punished for his lies.

    Italy / 5 min

    L'alpinista


    • 1914
    • Italy
    • 5 min
    An amateur and incapable mountaineer wants to be recognized as a valiant and brave climber, so he claims of having made a very challenging rescue in the mountains. But as soon as he puts his feet on the snow, his story begins to falter: he will be punished for his lies.
  • Drama / Mountain Drama

    Dort oben, wo die Alpen glüh'n Vod

    Dort oben, wo die Alpen glüh'n

    Otto Meyer (1956)

    Andrea is vacationing in the mountains. She employs the young mountain guide Bertl to accompany her on a tour to a mountain top - and falls in love with him. Because of a storm they have to spend the night on the mountain. When he's back home, Bertl's jealous fiancée demands a prove of his love. He shall get her an Edelweiss from the dangerous mountain 'Gottesfinger'.

    Germany / 100 min

    Dort oben, wo die Alpen glüh'n

    Otto Meyer

    • 1956
    • Germany
    • 100 min
    Andrea is vacationing in the mountains. She employs the young mountain guide Bertl to accompany her on a tour to a mountain top - and falls in love with him. Because of a storm they have to spend the night on the mountain. When he's back home, Bertl's jealous fiancée demands a prove of his love. He shall get her an Edelweiss from the dangerous mountain 'Gottesfinger'.

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  • Drama / Mountain Drama

    Devil of the Matterhorn

    Devil of the Matterhorn

    Harry Revier (1932)

    English-language, dubbed sound and partly re-edited version of Der Kampf ums Matterhorn. During an early, unsuccessful attempt at climbing the Matterhorn, Edward Whymper finds himself rescued by an italian guide, Jean Antoine Carrel. The two men quickly build a friendship and agree to reach the peak together. However, local villagers plot to divide the alliance of Whymper and Carrel and both men join rival teams as they set out in a race to conquer the mountain. A mountaineering drama based on the novel by Carl Haensel and inspired in the dramatic true story of Edward Whymper, who led the first successful ascent of the Matterhorn in 1865.

    Germany, UK / 55 min

    Devil of the Matterhorn

    Harry Revier

    • 1932
    • Germany, UK
    • 55 min
    English-language, dubbed sound and partly re-edited version of Der Kampf ums Matterhorn. During an early, unsuccessful attempt at climbing the Matterhorn, Edward Whymper finds himself rescued by an italian guide, Jean Antoine Carrel. The two men quickly build a friendship and agree to reach the peak together. However, local villagers plot to divide the alliance of Whymper and Carrel and both men join rival teams as they set out in a race to conquer the mountain. A mountaineering drama based on the novel by Carl Haensel and inspired in the dramatic true story of Edward Whymper, who led the first successful ascent of the Matterhorn in 1865.

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  • Drama / Mountain Drama

    Cisza Vod

    Cisza

    Sławomir Pstrong (2010)

    The film is based on real events and is part of the series 'Prawdziwe historie'. In January 2003 a group of 21 students of the secondary school of Tychy, accompanied by 4 teachers, visited the Tatras to climb the Rysy, the highest peak of Poland. As the weather conditions were bad and there was heavy snow, part of the group decided to stay in the mountain shelter while the others went on the climb. On the way the group was taken by a huge avalanche that fell down from Rysy into the lake killing eight of them. The movie, although tells a true story, does not focus on the facts. It shows more the dilemma of the families and their sorrow after losing their children.

    Poland / 90 min

    Cisza

    Sławomir Pstrong

    • 2010
    • Poland
    • 90 min
    The film is based on real events and is part of the series 'Prawdziwe historie'. In January 2003 a group of 21 students of the secondary school of Tychy, accompanied by 4 teachers, visited the Tatras to climb the Rysy, the highest peak of Poland. As the weather conditions were bad and there was heavy snow, part of the group decided to stay in the mountain shelter while the others went on the climb. On the way the group was taken by a huge avalanche that fell down from Rysy into the lake killing eight of them. The movie, although tells a true story, does not focus on the facts. It shows more the dilemma of the families and their sorrow after losing their children.

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  • Drama / Mountain Drama

    Schicksal am berg

    Schicksal am berg

    Ernst Hess (1950)

    A young worker, bored with city life, decides to spend a holiday in nature and climb a difficult wall. Because of a violent storm and the fall of rocks, he loses his equipment and supplies and remains lost in danger of life. In the village below, preparations are underway for the village festival. The mayor is organizing the wedding of his daughter Rosl. During the celebrations a shepherd boy rediscovers the personal effects of the climber and, seeing the silhouette of the wounded man, gives the alarm. A team of men leaves the party to help the stranger.

    Germany / 83 min

    Schicksal am berg

    Ernst Hess

    • 1950
    • Germany
    • 83 min
    A young worker, bored with city life, decides to spend a holiday in nature and climb a difficult wall. Because of a violent storm and the fall of rocks, he loses his equipment and supplies and remains lost in danger of life. In the village below, preparations are underway for the village festival. The mayor is organizing the wedding of his daughter Rosl. During the celebrations a shepherd boy rediscovers the personal effects of the climber and, seeing the silhouette of the wounded man, gives the alarm. A team of men leaves the party to help the stranger.

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  • Drama / Mountain Drama

    Die weisse Majestät DVD

    Die weisse Majestät

    Anton Kutter (1933)

    The mountain guide Jakob is a controversial figure. His supposed father dies and leaves behind a great heritage to the people. In the town they consider Jakob a bastard, because his parents were not married, which means that without a testament, the lands in which he lives do not belong to him. But the testament indicates that the inheritance corresponds him under a single condition, he must be the first person to climb the east face of Monte Verità. There is a French version of the film, titled 'Un de la montagne', shot the year after with the same script but with different actors and by a different director.

    Germany, Switzerland / 94 min

    Die weisse Majestät

    Anton Kutter

    • 1933
    • Germany, Switzerland
    • 94 min
    The mountain guide Jakob is a controversial figure. His supposed father dies and leaves behind a great heritage to the people. In the town they consider Jakob a bastard, because his parents were not married, which means that without a testament, the lands in which he lives do not belong to him. But the testament indicates that the inheritance corresponds him under a single condition, he must be the first person to climb the east face of Monte Verità. There is a French version of the film, titled 'Un de la montagne', shot the year after with the same script but with different actors and by a different director.

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