The White Hell of Pitz Palu

The White Hell of Pitz Palu

Leni Riefenstahl
Director: Arnold Fanck, G.W. Pabst Cast: Leni Riefenstahl
Leni Riefenstahl
, Ernst Petersen
Ernst Petersen
Arnold Fanck, G.W. Pabst,


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After his wife falls to her death in a glacier crevasse, Dr. Johannes Krafft (Gustav Diessl) wanders alone through the Bernina Alps and becomes known as the legendary "Spirit of the Mountain." He encounters Maria Majoni (Leni Riefenstahl) and Hans Brandt (Ernst Petersen) in a mountain shelter, and he and Maria find themselves drawn to each other. Krafft heads out alone the next day but is pursued by the jealous Hans. Maria goes after Hans, who breaks his leg trying to follow Krafft. She and Krafft stay with him, and a powerful storm threatens their lives. After several days Krafft attempts to climb down to get help but freezes to death. The rescue team finds Maria and Hans and returns them to safety. Note that this popular silent "mountain film" was also released in Germany in a shortened (92-minute) sound version in 1935. 29/127

Product Details

Release Date: 05/29/2012
UPC: 0842614100789
Original Release: 1929
Source: Grapevine Video
Sales rank: 47,723

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Leni Riefenstahl Maria Majoni
Ernst Petersen Hans Brandt
Gustav Diessl Dr. Johannes Krafft
Mitzi Gotzel Maria Krafft
Christian Klucker Otto Spring
Ernst Udet Himself

Technical Credits
Arnold Fanck Director,Editor,Screenwriter
G.W. Pabst Director
Sepp Allgeier Cinematographer
Richard Angst Cinematographer
Giuseppe Becce Score Composer
Gustav Diessl Cinematographer
Hermann Haller Editor
Ashley Irwin Score Composer
Erno Metzner Set Decoration/Design
Ernst Petersen Cinematographer
Leni Riefenstahl Cinematographer
Hans Schneeberger Cinematographer
Henri Sokal Producer
Ernst Udet Cinematographer
Laszlo Vajda Screenwriter

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