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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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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)  »

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Banner in the Sky  »

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The Matterhorn Bobsleds attraction at Disneyland Park at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California is inspired by this movie. 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 »

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Frau Matt: Would you want to be the wife of a guide?
Lizbeth Hempel: 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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Climb the Mountain
Written by Franklyn Marks and 'By' Dunham
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The "Rocky" of Mountain-Climbing Movies -- One of Walt's Finest
5 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Third Man on the Mountain ranks among the very best live-action films ever produced by Walt Disney. Period mountain-climbing film works as both a white-knuckle adventure thriller and compelling coming-of-age story. Highlights include sensational location photography and stunt work, strong character performances, terrific period detail, and a fine screenplay by Eleanore Griffin. Film takes its time establishing its characters, before building towards unusually gripping second half, where the human drama becomes as suspenseful as the high-altitude acrobatics.

Current DVD uses badly-worn elements for its source, with swarms of dirt, scratches, and ugly grain. It might, in fact, be the exact same transfer used in the 90's for the laserdisc release. Modern DVD resolution and large-screen televisions make the result unacceptable, especially for a film of this caliber. Disney Home Video needs to revisit this title and give it the respect it deserves.

Trivia: The Matterhorn ride at California's Disneyland theme park is based on the killer mountain seen in this film.


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