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The Mountain (1956)

 -  Adventure | Drama  -  November 1956 (USA)
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Selfish Chris Teller pressures his older brother, a retired climber, to accompany him on a treacherous Alpine climb to loot the bodies of plane crash victims.

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. See more awards »

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Zachary Teller
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Christopher 'Chris' Teller
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Marie
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Father Belacchi
Barbara Darrow ...
Simone
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C. W. Rivial
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Solange
Anna Kashfi ...
Hindu Girl
Richard Garrick ...
Coloz
Harry Townes ...
Joseph
Stacy Harris ...
Nicholas Servoz
Yves Brainville ...
Andre
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When a plane crashes on a mountaintop Chris wants to plunder the wreckage. His older brother Zachary has given up mountain guide work but goes along rather than letting his brother risk it alone. The only survivor is a Hindu girl who Chris wants to kill. Zachary fights him off. While Chris steals from the dead passengers, Zachary prepares a sled to take the girl down the mountain. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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CHALLENGING AN IMPOSSIBLE MOUNTAIN--SEARCHING FOR A WRECKED AIRLINER! (original print ad - all caps) See more »

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Adventure | Drama

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November 1956 (USA)  »

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In the Italian dubbing, the "new silk rope" becomes a "new nylon rope"; this is due to the popularity of nylon ropes then in Italy, as they had been used in the recent 1954 Italian expedition to K2, which received lots of media attention in Italy at the time. See more »

Goofs

When Zachary exits the artificial climb section (the one where he uses pitons), in the shot where we see him frontally, the mountain far in the background is the same "Bald Mountain" he is supposed to be climbing. See more »

Quotes

Father Belacchi: They're getting up a rescue party to climb the mountain.
Zachary Teller: Why, if everybody's dead?
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Featured in The Patsy (1964) See more »

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a great small movie
1 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one great film.

The mountain climbing sequences are very impressively done and extremely well photographed.

Tracy is amazing as the righteously moral brother and his performance is nuanced as to not make it a caricature which could have easily happened in the type of character he was asked to portray.

Wagner has the more showy part as a villainous egomaniac, willing to do anything - even commit murder - to make his dreams of wealth come true.

I love films that deal with mountain climbing such as the Clint Eastwood film, The Eiger Sanction, but this film even beats that one!


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