Storm over Mount Blanc

Storm over Mount Blanc

Leni Riefenstahl
Director: Arnold Fanck Cast: Leni Riefenstahl
Leni Riefenstahl
, Sepp Rist
Sepp Rist
, Ernst Udet
Ernst Udet
Arnold Fanck


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This romantic "mountain film" takes place on Mont Blanc, where the meteorologist Hannes (Sepp Rist) resides in an isolated observatory. Hella Armstrong (Leni Riefenstahl), who lives in the valley below with her astronomer father (Friedrich Kayssler), sees Hannes's observatory while flying over it in an airplane with stunt pilot Ernst Udet (who plays himself). She subsequently visits Hannes and the two fall in love. He urges her to visit his ailing musician friend Walter (Mathias Wieman), but when she does he starts to fear that they have become lovers. The distraught Hannes decides to stay for another year of work on Mont Blanc, but his hands freeze when he loses his gloves and is caught in a storm. Unable to build a fire, he tries to descend to safety but the cracks that have formed in the glacier compel him to turn back. Hella picks up his mayday message on the radio in her father's observatory and heads to Mont Blanc with a rescue team. Before she reaches Hannes, Udet is able to fly in and save his life by building a fire. 30/110

Product Details

Release Date: 11/08/2005
UPC: 0738329042325
Original Release: 1930
Rating: NR
Source: Kino Lorber
Presentation: [B&W]
Time: 1:35:00
Sales rank: 49,849

Special Features

"Cloud Phenomena of Maloja," a rare 1924 short by Arnold Fanck (10 min.); Optional English subtitles; Photo gallery

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Leni Riefenstahl Hella Armstrong
Sepp Rist Hannes
Ernst Udet Himself
Mathias Wiemann Walter
Friedrich Kayssler Armstrong’s Father

Technical Credits
Arnold Fanck Director,Editor,Screenwriter
Sepp Allgeier Cinematographer
Richard Angst Cinematographer
Leopold Blonder Set Decoration/Design
Paul Dessau Score Composer
Hans Grimm Sound/Sound Designer
Erich Lange Sound/Sound Designer
Carl Mayer Screenwriter
Leni Riefenstahl Cinematographer
Sepp Rist Cinematographer
Hans Schneeberger Cinematographer
Ernst Udet Cinematographer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Storm Over Mont Blanc
1. Opening Titles [:09]
2. The Observer [8:23]
3. Cold Pursuit [5:32]
4. Carried Aloft [7:01]
5. At the Apex [7:29]
6. Heaven [11:08]
7. Return to Earth [6:44]
8. Treacherous Conditions [8:39]
9. Stranded [8:57]
10. S.O.S. [11:40]
11. Rescue Effort [3:01]
12. The Storm [5:22]

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