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In 1865 Switzerland, a country mostly covered by high mountains, the main hobby is mountain-climbing. For some locals it's a personal passion and for others it's a lucrative business. Many tourists, mostly rich foreigners and explorers, come to Switzerland to attempt world records by climbing mountain peaks that have never been climbed or seldom been climbed before. Of course, some of these brave explorers lose their lives in their dangerous quests. The local Swiss villages provide experienced mountain guides and porters to the mountain climbers willing to pay the price, in coins or lives. Kurtal is such a small Swiss village located at the base of the famous Citadel mountain. The Citadel is the highest and the most dangerous peak in the region. Many have died trying to climb it but for the past 16 years no one has ventured on it. The last man to lose his life on the Citadel was the famous local mountain guide Josef Matt who died sacrificing himself in order to save the lives of his ... Written by
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Would you want to be the wife of a guide?
Yes. Or of a dishwasher, or a hotel proprietor. But never the wife of a hotel proprietor who wanted to climb mountains! Because a man must do what he feels he must do; or he isn't a man. And no one, wife mother or sweetheart, has the right to make him into something that he wasn't meant to be.
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Underrated Disney gem about a young man named Rudi (James MacArthur) in 1800s Switzerland who yearns to follow in his mountain guide father's footsteps, despite the objections of his mother and uncle. Together with a renowned British mountain climber (Michael Rennie) whose life he saved, Rudi sets out to climb the formidable mountain known as the Citadel, which is the same mountain his father died on years before.
Wonderful old-fashioned family adventure tale with a fantastic cast and some stunning photography. James MacArthur and Michael 'Klaatu' Rennie are both great. Beautiful and charming Janet Munro plays the girl in love with MacArthur. The two would reunite the following year in Swiss Family Robinson. Solid support includes James Donald, Herbert Lom, and Laurence Naismith. MacArthur's mother, Helen Hayes, has an unbilled cameo as a tourist. The story is heartwarming and positive, well-acted and directed. It's a gorgeous-looking film, shot mostly on location in Switzerland. Also some of the most exquisite matte paintings I've seen in a film. Can't stress enough how lovely it is to look at. All our CGI and green-screen hoopla can't match it. This is really a good movie and most people have probably never heard of it. Seek it out ASAP!
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