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Der weiße Rausch - Neue Wunder des Schneeschuhs (1931)

Approved | | Comedy | 25 March 1938 (USA)
An exhilarating view of skiing the German Alps, with a load in your pants.

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Hannes Schneider ...
Hannes
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Leni
Rudi Matt ...
Rudi
Lothar Ebersberg ...
Der kleine Lothar
Guzzi Lantschner ...
Guzzi - Hamburger Zimmermann
Walter Riml ...
Walter - Hamburger Zimmermann
Otto Lantschner
Harald Reinl
David Zogg
Josef Gumboldt
Hans Kogler
Luggi Foeger
Benno Leubner
Hans Salcher
Kurt Reinl
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An exhilarating view of skiing the German Alps, with a load in your pants.

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Romantically set and romantically played in the capital of winter sports...ninety minutes of breathtaking adventures on ice...with a cast of hundreds on skis.

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This film is one of over 200 titles in the list of independent feature films made available for television presentation by Advance Television Pictures announced in Motion Picture Herald 4 April 1942. At this time, television broadcasting was in its infancy, almost totally curtailed by the advent of World War II, and would not continue to develop until 1945-1946. Because of poor documentation (feature films were often not identified by title in conventional sources) no record has yet been found of its initial television broadcast. See more »

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Incredible, but silly
1 August 2009 | by See all my reviews

On the one hand, the skiing sequences are spectacularly performed and shot. It is easy to see the genesis of some of Riefenstahl's set-ups for "Olympia" in the slow-motion and low angle camera work ("Skicam!"). On the other hand, as a film this is just laughable, with Riefenstahl mugging her way through a plot that must have taken all of a minute to think up. It's hard to believe that this is anything other than Arnold Fanck collecting the producer Harry Sokal's money, yelling to his cast and crew, "Come on, we're going skiing!," and then tossing something together in the editing room once everyone had thawed out and sobered up. No wonder Riefenstahl (reportedly) insisted on G. W. Pabst being hired as the "co-director" of "The White Hell of Pitz Palu;" when given full control over the dramatics of the film as he is here, Fanck makes Mack Sennett look like Herik Ibsen.


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