Thursday, November 4, 2010

Third Man on the Mountain

Third Man on the Mountain is a 1959 Disney film I had never heard of! We all enjoyed it, teenagers, kids, parents. The Matterhorn is a famous European peak spoken about at my home growing up quite a bit. One of my brother loves rock climbing, and as a youth he would go on climbing expeditions led by a Benedictine monk and priest who also happened to be their Math teacher at their Abbey school for boys. Growing up in Rio we couldn't help hearing about rock climbing as the newspaper showed photos of foreign rock climbing expeditions in and around our Cidade Maravilhosa. Most of them were successful, but some were not, and these served as frequent prayer intentions.

The film's themes are rock-climbing, life in a Swiss Alps village, and above all honor and courage. The mountain scenes were beautiful. Also, the reviews on Amazon provide some interesting and curious information. Truly an awesome choice for family movie night!

Product Description: Based on a true story, here is the thrilling, critically acclaimed account of Rudi Matt (James MacArthur), a young kitchen worker who is determined to conquer the Citadel -- the jagged, snowcapped peak that claimed his father's life. Encouraged by both a famed English climber (Michael Rennie) and the youth's devoted girlfriend (Janet Munro), Rudi goes through a grueling training period before he is ready to face the incredible dangers of the killer mountain. Shot on location in Switzerland, and featuring spectacular scenery and an outstanding cast, THIRD MAN ON THE MOUNTAIN is one of the finest adventure films of all time!

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