Un De La Montagne (1933)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Countries - France  |  
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Un De La Montagne (Mountain Man) stars Gustave Diesel as the title character, a young mountaineer named Jacques. Offered a huge sum if he successfully completes a dangerous climb, Jacques heads to the Swiss Alps, where all of his predecessors have met with disaster and/or death. According to contemporary reviewers, this is one of the few films to successfully capture the euphoria of mountain climbing; alas, currently available prints are far from pristine, dulling the film's impact. Real-life climbers, guides and skiers, most of them well known to European audiences, play "themselves." This film would make an ideal companion piece for Disney's 1959 actioner Third Man on the Mountain.