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Filmography

RKO

    • USA 
    • Color
    • 92 min 

    The White Tower, a Matterhorn-like mountain in the Swiss Alps, has never been climbed. Carla Alten's father, a famous mountaineer, died in a long-ago attempt. Now, Carla, determined to fulfill her father's dream, has assembled an unusual climbing party to tackle the nearly-impossible ascent.


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    Drama

    • 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

    • USA 
    • B/W sound
    • 8 min 

    Sportscopes, the 1947 RKO-Pathe sports highlights short produced by Jay Bonafield and featuring vintage scenes of a downhill skier, football players tackling, boxers, horseracing jockeys, Marlin fishing, and a high-diver.


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    Documentary

    • USA 
    • B/W sound
    • 9 min 

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    Documentary

    • Subgenre

      Climbing Journal
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