Storm Over Tibet (1951)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 87 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Most of Storm Over Tibet is built around footage gleaned from a 1930 German documentary lensed in the Himalayas, portions of which had been previously glimpsed in Frank Capra's Lost Horizon. The 1930 film had been directed by Andrew Marton, who also helmed Storm Over Tibet. Concocted by Ivan Tors and Sam Meyer, the script of the later film concerns David, a WW II pilot, played by Rex Reason, who steals a valuable religious artifact from a Tibetan temple. Upon returning to civilization, David is plagued by guilt -- and by the likelihood that a curse has been placed on his head. Seeking redemption, David joins a UNESCO expedition into the Himalayas, hoping to return the artifact to its rightful owners. Diana Douglas, actress-wife of Kirk Douglas, co-stars as the pilot's long-suffering wife.

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barnstorming, curse, death, expedition, murder, partner, survivor, treasure, widow/widower