Third Man on the Mountain

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Third Man on the Mountain
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Directed by Ken Annakin
Produced by Bill Anderson
Walt Disney (uncredited)
Written by Eleanore Griffin
Based on Banner in the Sky 
by James Ramsey Ullman
Starring Michael Rennie
James MacArthur
Music by William Alwyn
Cinematography Harry Waxman
Production
company
Distributed by Buena Vista Distribution
Release dates
  • November 10, 1959 (1959-11-10)
Running time 105 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $1,700,000 (US/ Canada)[1]

Third Man on the Mountain is a 1959 American Walt Disney Productions film set during the golden age of alpinism about a young Swiss man who conquers the mountain that killed his father. It is based on Banner in the Sky, a James Ramsey Ullman novel about the first ascent of the Citadel, and was televised under this name. The movie inspired the Matterhorn Bobsleds at Disneyland Park.[2]

Production[edit]

The film was made on location in Switzerland with Gaston Rebuffat as the head of the mountain second unit photography.[3] The film was shot in the summer of 1958 in Zermatt, that Disney had known from his ski trips. The studio portions of the film were done in London.[4]

Cast[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rental Potentials of 1960", Variety, 4 January 1961 p 47. Please note figures are rentals as opposed to total gross.
  2. ^ p.267 Barrier, Michael. The Animated Man: A Life of Walt Disney 2008 University of California Press
  3. ^ http://www.ultimatedisney.com/thirdman.html
  4. ^ p.267 Barrier, Michael. The Animated Man: A Life of Walt Disney 2008 University of California Press

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