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Filmography

Gaston Rébuffat

    • USA 
    • B/W sound
    • 49 min 

    Perilous Assignment originally aired on November 6th, 1959 on the TV series Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color. After Walt’s introduction, we were introduced to Gaston Rebuffat, a French mountain guide. In those days it was very uncommon for an outsider to become an official guide of the Alps. That speaks to how talented he was. He would go on to serve as Mountain’s guide and second-unit director. Assignment was promoted as an in-depth study of the art of mountain climbing, but some felt it was more of an hour-long commercial for the soon-to-be-released Mountain. I felt it was a little bit of both. Sure they threw in some behind the scenes footage of the filming of the movie, but there were also a few pretty detailed lessons on how to properly scale a mountain. In fact I will have to steal the tag line from Mountain’s promotional poster and say the climbing footage was BREATHTAKING. Some of the maneuvers Rebuffat performed were simply amazing, as he was accompanied by his much less-skilled yet determined companion, Maurice.


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    Documentary

    • France 
    • Color
    • 56 min 

    This documentary was released in France 1953 only 8 weeks before Tenzing and Hillary conquered Mount Everest. The first 8,000 m peak to be climbed was the Annapurna I, three years earlier in 1950, by a French expedition including Maurice Herzog, Lionel Terray, Gaston Rébuffat, Jean Crouzy, Marcel Schutz, Jacques Oudot, Francis de Noyelle an cinematographer Marcel Ichac, the only one who had already an Himalayan experience (see 'Karakoram', film of 1936 awarded at Venice Film Festival in 1938). It's an epic adventure filmed in difficult conditions by an expert of mountain film and which ended in an anticlimax of disasters and injuries.


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    Documentary

    • France 
    • B/W sound
    • 25 min 

    Des hommes et des montagnes is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Aiguillette D'argentière and Mont Maudit. It was directed by Jean-Jacques Languepin in 1953 and produced by Procinex. It features Gaston Rébuffat and Armand Charlet.


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    Documentary

    • France 
    • Color
    • 76 min 

    Entre terre et ciel is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Matterhorn and Mont Blanc. It was directed by Gaston Rébuffat in 1961 and produced by Gaston Rébuffat. It features Gaston Rébuffat, Maurice Baquet, Paul Beylier, Pierre Cretton, Christian Mollier, Haroun Tazieff and others.


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    Documentary

    • France 
    • Color
    • 93 min 

    Etoiles et tempêtes is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Grandes Jorasses and Piz Badile. It was directed by Gaston Rébuffat in 1955 and produced by Gaston Rébuffat. It features Gaston Rébuffat, Maurice Baquet and Georges Tairraz.


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    Documentary

    • France 
    • Color
    • 81 min 

    Les horizons gagnés is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in La Meije and Aiguille Du Grépon. It was directed by Gaston Rébuffat in 1975 and produced by Gaston Rébuffat. It features Gaston Rébuffat, Edwin Matthews, Jean Juge, Konrad Kirch, Lino Donvito, Christian Ringeval and others.


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    Documentary

    • France 
    • B/W sound
    • 60 min 

    En direct des Aigulles du Diable 1974 poster a.jpg

    Documentary

    • France 
    • B/W sound
    • 20 min 

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    Documentary

    • France 
    • B/W sound
    • 8 min 

    Une nuit sur le Mont-Blanc 1961 poster a.jpg

    Documentary

    • France 
    • B/W sound
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    Documentary

Found films (18)

Original title Year Dir / Prod Locations Genres
Picture Film data Locations
Perilous assignment 1959 Hamilton S. Luske, Walt Disney Pictures Matterhorn, Mont Blanc, Grande Candelle, Tour de l'île de Riou, Aiguille du Peigne, Eiger, Aiguille du Midi Documentary
Perilous assignment Matterhorn
Mont Blanc
Grande Candelle
Tour de l'îl...
...
Victoire sur l'Annapurna 1953 Marcel Ichac, RKO Annapurna Documentary
Victoire sur l'Annapurna Annapurna
Des hommes et des montagnes 1953 Jean-Jacques Languepin, Gaston Rébuffat, Procinex Mont Maudit, Aiguille du Grépon, Aiguillette d'Argentière Documentary
Des hommes et des montagnes Mont Maudit
Aiguille du ...
Aiguillette ...
Entre terre et ciel 1961 Gaston Rébuffat, Pierre Tairraz, Gaston Rébuffat Matterhorn, Mont Blanc, Aiguille du Midi, Les Drus, Gendarme du Pic du Roc Documentary
Entre terre et ciel Matterhorn
Mont Blanc
Aiguille du ...
Les Drus
Gendarme du ...
Etoiles et tempêtes 1955 Gaston Rébuffat, Maurice Baquet, Gaston Rébuffat, Georges Tairraz Matterhorn, Piz Badile, Eiger, Grandes Jorasses, Cima Grande di Lavaredo, Grande Candelle, Tour de l'île de Riou, Aiguille du Peigne, Aiguille du Midi Documentary
Etoiles et tempêtes Matterhorn
Piz Badile
Eiger
Grandes Jora...
...
Les horizons gagnés 1975 Gaston Rébuffat, Gaston Rébuffat La Meije, Grand Capucin, Aiguille du Grépon, Barre des Écrins, Torri del Vajolet, Arêtes de Rochefort, Vignemale Documentary
Les horizons gagnés La Meije
Grand Capucin
Aiguille du ...
Barre des Éc...
...
Les Aigulles du Diable 1974 Jean René Vivet, ORTF Aiguilles du Diable Documentary
Les Aigulles du Diable Aiguilles du...
Un homme de la montagne 1969 Jean Pradinas, ORTF Matterhorn, Grand Capucin, Aiguille du Grépon, Calanques, Gendarme du Pic du Roc Documentary
Un homme de la montagne Matterhorn
Grand Capucin
Aiguille du ...
Calanques
Gendarme du ...
Une nuit sur le Mont-Blanc 1961 Gaston Rébuffat, ORTF Mont Blanc Documentary
Une nuit sur le Mont-Blanc Mont Blanc
Flammes de Pierre 1947 Gaston Rébuffat Flammes de Pierre Documentary
Flammes de Pierre Flammes de P...