Other Sellers on Amazon
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Top Customer Reviews
The DVD of this film, produced by Olive Films, is a fairly good transfer, although there are some scenes where the color seems to fluctuate...but then again, that may just be a result of the age of the film (well over 50 years). Certainly not enough of a problem to make the movie less enjoyable, although oddly enough, it's the in-studio "mountain climbing" where the color varies the most, not the natural Alps footage. And, considering that much of this movie was actually filmed in the French Alps, well, it's still magnificent Vista Vision photography! And, they do a great job of combining in-studio footage with Alps backgrounds, making this more realistic than many films of its era. Unfortunately, despite being in the Alps and it's snowing...you can't see their breath! Even in Ronald Colman's 1937 film "Lost Horizon" they worked in a large freezer so you could see their breath in the mountain scenes. But again, one really doesn't get lost in these shortcomings, because Spencer Tracy's acting is superb.
There are two problems with this film. First, the age difference between Spencer Tracy and Robert Wagner was not reasonable to make them brothers. Father and son would have been believable, and in my view, would have worked. But then again, in most movies you have to suspend belief in one area or another, so, okay...I can live with it. The other issue here is that Robert Wagner is such a jerk (I was going to say...Read more ›
It's also a good love story. The old man makes some very heart wrenching decisions.
The climbing scenes are very authentic for mid-1900 style climbing styles and I believe this is Spencer's finest movie. Some of the others actors aren't quite as good but I watch the movie at least once a year on VHS to rejuvenate me.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
High (no pun intended) tension in this tale of a mountain climbing legend and his younger and very greedy brother. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Ray1950
Good Movie About 2 Mountain Climbers Setting Out To Check Out A Crashed Plane On A Mountaintop. Good Storyline And Fine Performances From Spencer Tracy And Robert Wagner. Read morePublished 5 days ago by KURTBERGENTHAL
A little corny and hard to believe that anyone could be so bad (Robert Wagner) but a nice story, some beautiful scenery, and of course a beautiful girl.Published 13 days ago by married2teensnomoney
This is a great movie. I love all of Spencer Tracy's flicks. Robert Wagner does an excellent job of being a low-life punk, but that's what he does best, except for maybe... Read morePublished 1 month ago by 1st Cav Medic