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The Conquest of Everest (1953)

Documentary that covers the famous and successful expedition of the Everest conquest by Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary, the first climbers to reach its peak.

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »
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Meredith Edwards ...
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John Hunt ...
Himself (Army Officer)
George Band ...
Himself (Student)
Tom Bourdillon ...
Himself (Research Scientist)
Charles Evans ...
Himself (Surgeon)
Alfred Gregory ...
Himself (Travel Agent)
Edmund Hillary ...
Himself (Bee Keeper)
George Lowe ...
Himself (Schoolmaster)
Wilfred Noyce ...
Himself (Schoolmaster)
Griffith Pugh ...
Himself (Physiologist)
Thomas Stobart ...
Himself (Film Technician) (as Tom Stobart)
Tenzing Norgay ...
Himself (Sherpa Sirdar) (as Tensing Norkay Sherpa)
Michael Ward ...
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Michael Westmacott ...
Himself (Statistician)
Charles Wylie ...
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Documentary that covers the famous and successful expedition of the Everest conquest by Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary, the first climbers to reach its peak.

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Step by Step To the Top With Hillary and Tensing... See more »


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7 December 1953 (Sweden)  »

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La conquête de l'Everest  »

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1.37 : 1
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When the "Daily Mail" newspaper is shown, Edmund Hillary's name is shown as Edward. See more »

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My one & only school outing
22 February 2017 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I was born in 1946 so was 7 year of age in 1953.I was in my second year at Pinner Road Infants school which helped to educate part of the post war baby boom in Northwood Hills and Pinner Middlesex.What a treat to be told we were all going to the building next to the school to see "The Conquest of Everest".This was shown at the REX cinema.Today it is a supermarket and the school demolished to make way for a block of flats.

If you asked me what do I remember about this film 64 years later, bearing in mind I have not seen it since on UK TV networks, I have to confess I do not remember a thing about it.Perhaps scenes of conquering the summit were shown on news, travelogues, documentaries and the like but being a person that does not like snow & ice it escaped me.Nevertheless I voted this film 7/10 mainly based on other reviewers posts and the historic accomplishment of dragging all that film equipment up Everest.


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