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Third Man on the Mountain (1959) Poster

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The Matterhorn Bobsleds attraction at Disneyland Park at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California is inspired by this movie.
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The Matterhorn was an actual set location and actors and crew were required to climb the summit for filming.
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James MacArthur, Janet Munro and director Ken Annakin would all reteam the following year on Disney's Swiss Family Robinson (1960).
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The filming of this movie is wonderfully chronicled in Walt Disney Presents/Perilous Assignment.
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James MacArthur made the film during his summer break from Harvard University where he was studying history.
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That's Joyce Bulifant accompanying Helen Hayes in her uncredited cameo. Bullifant was James MacArthur's wife at the time.
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The Citadel mountain in the film doesn't actually exist, with the Matterhorn standing in for it. The real Matterhorn was only scaled for the first time in 1865, a year before this film is set.
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Four years later, James MacArthur would make another film set in a mountainous range. Spencer's Mountain (1963) was set in Wyoming and would actually form the basis of the long-running TV series _The Waltons_.
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Sometimes televised under the title "Banner in the Sky".
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Helen Hayes: James MacArthur's mother, appears uncredited as a tourist leaving the hotel where Rudi works.
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