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The Mountain Calls (1938)

Der Berg ruft! (original title)
The Italian mountaineer Carel wants to be the first man to stand on the top of the Matterhorn. Since the climb is very difficult, he agrees to try it together with the British mountaineer ... See full summary »

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Luis Trenker
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Luis Trenker ... Jean Antoine Carrel
Herbert Dirmoser Herbert Dirmoser ... Whymper
Heidemarie Hatheyer ... Felicitas
Peter Elsholtz ... Giordano
Lucie Höflich Lucie Höflich ... Mutter Carrel
Blandine Ebinger ... Miß Sweaton
Umberto Sacripante Umberto Sacripante ... Luc Meynet
Reinhold Pasch Reinhold Pasch ... Hudson
Robert Thiem Robert Thiem ... Hadow
Kunibert Gensichen Kunibert Gensichen ... Douglas
Luis Gerold Luis Gerold ... Bergführer Croz
Friedrich Ulmer ... Favre
Bruno Hübner Bruno Hübner ... Stefano
Armin Schweizer Armin Schweizer ... Herr Seiler
Lotte Spira Lotte Spira ... Frau Seiler
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Storyline

The Italian mountaineer Carel wants to be the first man to stand on the top of the Matterhorn. Since the climb is very difficult, he agrees to try it together with the British mountaineer Whymper. But due to an intrigue this agreement is dropped and the two man try it on the same day with two different teams and then disaster strikes. Written by Rene' Weiskircher <weiski@mpi-sb.mpg.de>

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

6 January 1938 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Berg ruft See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Luis Trenker-Film See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Tobis-Klangfilm)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The movie was shot back-to-back with The Challenge (1938) with Luis Trenker as the only actor appearing in both versions. So it was a British-German co-production just one year before the war. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Ich filmte am Matterhorn (1971) See more »

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Not a typical movie for its time!
15 April 2000 | by andreasvargaSee all my reviews

Seen the movie in full-length on TV some hours ago. At first I didn't expect anything special, but in the end I was fascinated by the quality and the emotion that this movie is able to transport. For a movie from 1937/38, the music and direction is outstanding. Extreme camera perspectives, dramatic scenes in high mountain area, combined with an even more dramatic score, are the highlights. The performance given by Luis Trenker (who also directed and wrote screenplay) was simply amazing.


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