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Third Man on the Mountain (1959)

Approved  |   |  Adventure, Drama, Family  |  10 November 1959 (USA)
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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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Franz Lerner
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Herr Hempel
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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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The Matterhorn was an actual set location and actors and crew were required to climb the summit for filming. 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

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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Irresistible Disney adventure!
29 July 2001 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Young man in 1860s Switzerland, working as a lowly dishwasher, longs to climbs The Citadel--the same treacherous mountain his beloved father died trying to scale. Live-action Disney film has colorful production, strong performances and a sincere script about following your dreams and overcoming the odds. Sturdy lad James MacArthur is well-cast in the leading role, and his shy manner and yet driven spirit is engaging; Janet Munro once again plays the proverbial Disney love-interest, but she's appealing here too, a feisty, devoted female. Based on James Ramsey Ullman's book "Banner In The Sky", and the inspiration for Disneyland's Matterhorn ride, this is a well-plotted family film that thoughtful kids should really enjoy. ***1/2 from ****


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