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The White Hell of Pitz Palu (1950)

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Peter and Maria, a newly-married American couple come to a small Swiss village to hire Glooker, a famous mountain guide, to take them up the east wall of Pitz-Palu, one of the highest peaks... See full summary »

Director:

Rolf Hansen

Writers:

Arnold Fanck (novel), Erna Fentsch
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Cast overview:
Hans Albers ... Dr. Johannes Jensen
Liselotte Pulver ... Maria
Adrian Hoven ... Peter Hofkirchner
Antje Weisgerber ... Frau Dr.Jensen (as Antje Weissgerber)
Heinrich Gretler Heinrich Gretler ... Der Glucker
Lucius Versell Lucius Versell ... Christian Gluckers Sohn
Ellen Widmann Ellen Widmann ... Hebamme
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Peter and Maria, a newly-married American couple come to a small Swiss village to hire Glooker, a famous mountain guide, to take them up the east wall of Pitz-Palu, one of the highest peaks in the Alps. They meet Dr. Jensen, a fellow American, whose wife fell to her death on a Pitz-Palu climb twenty years ago to the day. Jensen returns each year on the date of her death in the hope that the ice will yield up her body. He cautions the young couple against attempting the difficult climb, especially in the threatening weather and confesses he had failed to heed a similar warning twenty years before when the fatal accident occurred. As dawn breaks, Peter leaves the house, leaving Maria asleep, determined to try the climb alone. Jensen hears him and insists on going. Maria awakes and is determined to share with Peter the adventure and the danger. Together the trio begin the assent, waving casually to a band of students (who are later buried in an avalanche). The climbers also have a few ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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They lived...loved...fought through a WHITE HELL! See more »

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Country:

West Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

13 November 1953 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Switzerland

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Mountain rescue
25 January 1999 | by foordieSee all my reviews

Seems a remake of the excellent Die Weiße Hölle vom Piz Palü (1929) as the dangerous mountain theme is more than similiar as are the scenes shot of the rescue itself. But it is still quite spectacular to see the film techniques used and the mountains. The story revolves around a young couple and older mountaineer who get into difficulties after an avalanche. Interesting to anyone who loves mountains.


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