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An amazing performance by Spencer Tracy. One brother is of faith and determination. The other has allowed the forces of evil manifest for that age old bait money. The power of greed has no bounds. Neither does the power of true love and faith. 


The Mountain is a 1956 adventure drama film starring Spencer Tracy and Robert Wagner. The supporting cast included Claire Trevor, Richard Arlen, William Demarest, and Anna Kashfi. It is based on La neige en deuil, a 1952 French novel by Henri Troyat which was inspired by the crash of Air India Flight 245 in 1950.


When a passenger plane crashes near the top of Mont Blanc in the French Alps, greedy Christopher Teller (Wagner) decides to go and rob the dead. However, he has no hope of getting to the crash site without the help of his older brother Zachary (Tracy), a highly skilled mountain climber. Zachary wants to leave the dead in peace, but Chris hounds him until he finally gives in.

When they reach the downed plane, they find one badly injured survivor, an Indian woman (Kashfi). Chris wants to leave her there to die, but Zachary insists on bringing her down the mountain.

On the descent, Chris, ignoring Zachary's warning, tries to cross an unsafe snow bridge and falls to his death. When Zachary gets the woman to his village, he tells everyone that he went up the mountain to rob the plane and forced his brother to go with him, but his friends (Trevor, Demarest) know better.


The original actress to play Simone had a severe reaction to the smallpox vaccine and was replaced with Barbara Darrow. The studio suspended her. All 48 perished on the flight, but in 2013 a cache of jewely was discovered by a climber. 

Posted by Conspiracy Cafe on March 10, 2023 at 10:05 PM 92 Views