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Arnold Fanck (1889–1974)


Arnold Fanck was born March 6, 1889, in Frankenthal, Germany. A trained geologist, he began making documentary and action films after the end of World War I, and his love of geology inspired him to shoot his films in remote mountain locations. These pictures became immensely popular with the German audiences and led to what is known as the "... See full bio »

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Known For

White Hell of Pitz Palu
(1929)
Der heilige Berg
Der heilige Berg Director
(1926)
Atarashiki tsuchi
(1937)
Storm Over Mont Blanc
(1930)

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 1944 Arno Breker (Documentary short)
 1944 Atlantik-Wall (Documentary short)
 1943 Josef Thorak, Werkstatt und Werk (Documentary short)
 1941 Frühling in Japan (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1941 Japans heiliger Vulkan (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1940 Ein Robinson
 1938 Hänschen Klein (Short)
 1938 Kaiserbauten in Fernost (Short)
 1938 Winterreise durch Südmandschurien (Documentary short)
 1934 Der Walfisch II. Verarbeitung (Documentary short) (unconfirmed)
 1934 Der ewige Traum (as Dr. Arnold Fanck)
 1934 Die Seehunde (Short)
 1929 White Hell of Pitz Palu (as Dr. Arnold Fanck)
 1928 Where Kisses Come High (Documentary short)
 1928 Das weiße Stadion (Documentary)
 1924 Das Wolkenphänomen von Maloja (Documentary short)
 1924 Die weiße Kunst (Documentary) (uncredited)
 1920 Das Wunder des Schneeschuhs (Documentary)
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Author: g Fanck, Arnold, 1889-1974. Title: Er fuhrte Regie mit Gletschern, Sturmen und Lawinen; ein Filmpionier erzahlt. Publisher: [Munchen] Nymphenburger Verlagshandlung [c1973]. Pages: 394, [1] p. illus. 24 cm. Notes: "Filmographie, von C. Bernd Sucher": p. 387-[395] Subjects: g -- Fanck, Arnold, -- 1889-1974. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Dr. Arnold Fanck
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He was characterized as a martinet by a number of actors he directed, including Leni Riefenstahl. His actors often suffered bruises, cuts and injuries as a result of being in some of his films, especially the "mountain" films. In one instance Riefenstahl was hauled halfway up a cliff and "buried" by an avalanche triggered by Fanck having dynamite exploded on the mountain above her. There were no ... See more »

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