The Mountain Calls
|The Mountain Calls|
|Directed by||Luis Trenker|
The Mountain Calls (German: Der Berg ruft) is a film directed by Luis Trenker which recreates the struggle between Edward Whymper and Jean-Antoine Carrel for the first successful ascent of the Matterhorn in 1865.
The film is a remake of Der Kampf ums Matterhorn (Struggle for the Matterhorn) in which Trenker acted in 1928.
The Italian mountaineer Jean-Antoine Carrel wants to be the first man to reach the summit of the Matterhorn. He meets the British mountaineer Whymper and they decide to climb together. But due to an intrigue this agreement is dropped and the two men try it on the same day with two different teams, Carrel on the Italian side and Whymper on the Swiss side. The latter will successfully reach the summit along with his six companions, Hudson, Hadow, Douglas and the guides Croz and Taugwalder father and son. Only Whymper and the guides Taugwalder will survive the descent.
- Luis Trenker ... Jean Antoine Carrel
- Herbert Dirmoser ... Edward Whymper
- Heidemarie Hatheyer ... Felicitas
- Peter Elsholtz ... Giordano
- Lucie Höflich ... Mother Carell
- Blandine Ebinger ... Miss Sweaton
- Umberto Sacripante ... Luc Meynet
- Reginald Pasch ... Hudson
- Robert Thiem ... Hadow
- Kunibert Gensichen ... Douglas
- Luis Gerold ... Guide Croz
- Friedrich Ulmer ... Favre
- Bruno Hübner ... Stefano
- Armin Schweizer ... Seiler
- Lotte Spira ... Frau Seiler
- Der Berg ruft! is available for free download at the Internet Archive (subtitles in French)
- Der Berg ruft! at the Internet Movie Database
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