S.O.S. Eisberg

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S.O.S. Eisberg
Eisburgsos-poster.jpg
German theatrical release poster
Directed by Arnold Fanck
Produced by
Written by Edwin H. Knopf
Screenplay by Tom Reed
Story by Arnold Fanck
Friedrich Wolf (uncredited)
Starring
Music by Paul Dessau
Cinematography
Edited by
  • Hermann Haller
  • Andrew Marton
Production
company
Deutsche Universal-Film
Distributed by
  • Deutsche Universal-Film
  • Universal Pictures
Release date
  • 30 August 1933 (1933-08-30) (Germany)
  • 22 September 1933 (1933-09-22) (USA)
Running time
90 minutes
Country Germany, US
Language German, English

S.O.S. Eisberg (S.O.S. Iceberg) is a 1933 German-US drama film directed by Arnold Fanck and starring Gustav Diessl, Leni Riefenstahl, Sepp Rist, Gibson Gowland, Rod La Roque, and Ernst Udet. Written by Tom Reed based on a story by Arnold Fanck and Friedrich Wolf (uncredited in the credits after the seizure of power by the Nazis in 1933 because he was Jewish and a member of the Communist Party of Germany), the film is about an Arctic expedition that goes in search of a party that was lost the previous year. S.O.S. Eisberg was filmed on location in Umanak, on the west coast of Greenland, in Iceland, and in the Bernina Alps, on the border between Italy and Switzerland.[1] It was filmed simultaneously in German and English, and released by Universal Studios in both Germany and the United States. The film premiered on 30 August 1933 in Berlin.

Among its stars were Leni Riefenstahl, who had just made her directorial debut in The Blue Light (1932). Riefenstahl co-starred with Gustav Diessl and Ernst Udet in the German version S.O.S. Eisberg, and with Gibson Gowland and Rod La Rocque in the English version S.O.S. Iceberg.

Cast[edit]

German version
English version

Production[edit]

S.O.S. Eisberg was filmed on location in Umanak, on the west coast of Greenland, in Iceland, and in the Bernina Alps, on the border between Italy and Switzerland.[1]

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References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ a b "S.O.S. Iceberg: Notes". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved 7 March 2014. 
Bibliography
  • Fanck, Arnold (1933). S.O.S. Eisberg. Mit Dr. Fanck u. Ernst Udet in Groenland. Die Groenland-Expedition des Universal-Films S.O.S. Eisberg. München: F. BruckmannAG OCLC 219890420.
  • Riefenstahl, Leni (1933) Kampf in Schee und Eis. Leipzig: Hesse und Bacher Verlag.
  • Sorge, Ernst (1935). With Plane, Boat, and Camera in Greenland: An Account of the Universal Dr. Fanck Greenland expedition. London: Hurst & Blackett, Ltd.
  • Riefenstahl, Leni (1995). A Memoir. New York: Picador, ISBN 0-312-11926-7, pp. 104, 108–122, 131, 133–134.

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