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Der weiße Rausch - Neue Wunder des Schneeschuhs (1931)

Approved | | Comedy | 25 March 1938 (USA)
An exhilarating view of skiing the German Alps, with a load in your pants.


Arnold Fanck (as Dr. Arnold Fanck)


Arnold Fanck (as Dr. Arnold Fanck)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hannes Schneider Hannes Schneider ... Hannes
Leni Riefenstahl ... Leni
Rudi Matt Rudi Matt ... Rudi
Lothar Ebersberg Lothar Ebersberg ... Der kleine Lothar
Guzzi Lantschner Guzzi Lantschner ... Guzzi - Hamburger Zimmermann
Walter Riml Walter Riml ... Walter - Hamburger Zimmermann
Otto Lantschner Otto Lantschner
Harald Reinl Harald Reinl
David Zogg David Zogg
Josef Gumboldt Josef Gumboldt
Hans Kogler Hans Kogler
Luggi Foeger Luggi Foeger
Benno Leubner Benno Leubner
Hans Salcher Hans Salcher
Kurt Reinl Kurt Reinl


An exhilarating view of skiing the German Alps, with a load in your pants.

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Romantically set and romantically played in the capital of winter sports...ninety minutes of breathtaking adventures on ice...with a cast of hundreds on skis.










Release Date:

25 March 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ski Chase See more »

Filming Locations:

St. Anton, Tirol, Austria See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Sokal-Film GmbH See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Tobis-Klangfilm)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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This film is one of over 200 titles in the list of independent feature films made available for television presentation by Advance Television Pictures announced in Motion Picture Herald 4 April 1942. At this time, television broadcasting was in its infancy, almost totally curtailed by the advent of World War II, and would not continue to develop until 1945-1946. Because of poor documentation (feature films were often not identified by title in conventional sources) no record has yet been found of its initial television broadcast. See more »


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You, too, can ski!
23 October 2004 | by mhgoreSee all my reviews

Truly, this isn't much of a film. It isn't the place to start on Weimar era cinema, Leni Riefenstahl, the German mountain films, or anything else for that matter. But, it still rates a look for the fantastic cinematography of snowscapes and skiers. The movie is almost a silent film. Much of the dialog was added or dubbed during editing but it was hardly needed. The total lack of background noise, the sound of skis on snow, is disturbing. I believe you could watch and understand it without knowing a word of German.

Riefenstahl is something of an innocent in "Ski Chase." It is hard to believe that she is the same person who became Nazi Germany's official film maker. Of course, we all know that the propaganda minister wanted to give the job to Fritz Lang. If only Lang hadn't turned out to have morals.

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