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Third Man on the Mountain (1959)

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A boy attempts to realize his father's dream of climbing an alpine peak known as the Citadel.

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Captain John Winter
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Rudi Matt
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Franz Lerner
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Emil Saxo
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Teo Zurbriggen
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Klaus Wesselhoft
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Herr Hempel
Nora Swinburne ...
Frau Matt
Ferdy Mayne ...
Andreas
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A boy attempts to realize his father's dream of climbing an alpine peak known as the Citadel.

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FROM WALT DISNEY A NEW HIGH IN THRILLING ACTION, SUSPENSE AND EXCITEMENT! (original ad - all caps)


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10 November 1959 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Banner in the Sky  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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Helen HayesJames MacArthur's mother, appears uncredited as a tourist leaving the hotel where Rudi works. See more »

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The amount of blood on Captain Winter's bandage keeps changing from scene to scene at the end of the movie. See more »

Quotes

Emil Saxo: It's the end of it, for him. But it needn't be for us.
Franz Lerner: What do you mean?
Emil Saxo: Tomorrow the weather will be good, after that, who knows? If we leave at first dawn, we'll be there by eight. The boy will stay with him, he won't be left alone. And it's what he would want us to do.
Franz Lerner: It isn't a question of what he would want. A guide - at any rate, a guide of Kurtal - does not leave his client on a mountain and go on alone.
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Climb the Mountain
Written by Franklyn Marks and 'By' Dunham
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Great Adventure

One of the well hidden Disney classics is Ken Annikens Third Man on the Mountains released in 1959. It stars Michael Rennie as Captain Winters who comes to a Swiss village to climb the Citadel, one of the worlds highest and most dangerous mountains and the peak that claimed the life of Rudy Matt's father, played by James McCarther. It was filmed on location in Zermatt Switzerland where the 14,000 foot Matterhorn stands. It is one of the great adventure films of all time taken from the book Banner in the Sky by James Ramsey Ullman. Very few movies have been made about mountain climbing, The Mountain with Spencer Tracy, The White Tower with Glenn Ford and The Eiger Sanction with Clint Eastwood. But Third Man on the Mountain has the most heart. All of the above films are on video tape.


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