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High Hell (1958)

Not Rated | | Adventure | January 1958 (USA)
A greedy miner's determination to continue winter blasting in the Canadian Rockies threatens to bring avalanches down on a small village.


Burt Balaban


Steve Frazee (novel), Irve Tunick (screenplay)


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Complete credited cast:
John Derek ... Craig Rhodes
Elaine Stewart ... Lenore Davidson
Patrick Allen ... Luke Fulgham
Jerold Wells ... Charlie Spence
Al Mulock Al Mulock ... Frank Davidson
Rodney Burke Rodney Burke ... Danny Rhodes
Colin Croft Colin Croft ... Malvern, mine financier
Nicholas Stuart ... Jed, mob leader
Dick James Dick James ... Singer (voice)


A greedy miner's determination to continue winter blasting in the Canadian Rockies threatens to bring avalanches down on a small village.

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Actually Filmed in the World's Most Rugged Mountains See more »




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Release Date:

January 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Abismo infernal See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The events of making this movie was on the 1963 spoken word LP of ghost stories called Strange Truths' as told by Tom O'Neil. Which told of a time during filming when some of the crew had gotten lost, in a blizzard, on the mountain. The only thing that saved them was a mysterious climber, in a bright red jacket, appearing before them waving and shouting from about 10ft away. Though the crew couldn't hear they could feel a force opposite of the wind holding them back. When the storm abated they realized that not only would they have stepped off a cliff, had the red jacked climber not warned them, but he had also been standing in midair. When they told the villagers the story they were amazed when the people told them there had been a red jacketed climber who had recently fallen off that very cliff to his death and never seen again...until then. Suppose to be true. See more »


Man's a Man
Composed by Phil Cardew
Lyrics by Sonny Miller
Sung by Dick James
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It left a "lusting" impression on me.
16 December 2000 | by rtevan0215See all my reviews

This film must have been made with the minimum of budgets; it's devoid of any fancy, box-office appealing glitsy sets. But rather the setting was a cabin on top of a snowy mountain.

A married couple, played by Elaine Stewart and character actor Al Mulock; who also happens to own the cabin,was stranded during a big snowstorm with their friend played by John Derek.

I saw this movie when I was in my teens; the sensuality of Lenore, the cheating wife and the friend,Craig (John Derek) was indescribably heart-pounding.

No artsy nudity or profanity, just plain emotions of desires and sensuality. I love this movie.

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