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    • USA 
    • Color
    • 105 min 

    Rudi is the son of the best climbing guide in his village, who died tragically climbing the yet unconquered Matterhorn, or as they call it "the Citadel". Rudi's mother refuses to let her son climb, and he is going crazy for it if it were not for the love and understanding of Lizbeth. He strongly believes his father had discovered a secret path to the mountaintop that has so far eluded all other climbers. Rudi is always in trouble for sneaking away to climb on his own, when he is supposed to be washing dishes at the hotel. But the village is concerned over losing their reputation with the other villages, since their guides have been afraid to climb the mountain in the 16 years since the tragedy. When a famous British climber arrives with a guide from a rival village to climb the Citadel and also wants to hire local guides, Rudi and the village get their big chance at redeeming their reputation. There is a good moral lesson about thinking of others first.


    Third man on the mountain  1959 poster a.jpg

    Drama

    • France 
    • B/W sound
    • 102 min 

    Luis Trenker's debut as a director: Florian Dimai The Austrians and the Italians Count Arthur Franchini, both guides are good friends for years. When Italy enters 1915 in the First World War, the two meet each other as enemies.


    Les monts en flammes 1931 poster a.jpg

    Drama

    • Germany 
    • B/W silent
    • 82 min 

    Mountaineering drama based on the novel by Carl Haensel: The Italian Carrel and the Englishman Whymper compete for the first ascent of the Matterhorn. Whymper's first group reached the summit, but his companions rush off on the way back, and Whymper is alleged that he had to save himself, cut the rope. Since the loser Carrel rises again on the Matterhorn, is the rope that torn, not cut, and Whymper proves innocence.


    Der Kampf ums Matterhorn 1928 poster a.jpg

    Drama

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