This movie is set in the Alps, at some European Ski Championship. Initially we're introduced to the German team of three young men, Turri (Luis Trenker) being the star of them. He is adored both by local girl and Mary, the daughter of a French businessman/tourist staying at the mountain hotel. Then there's Milacs, another tourist, who asks Mary to dance, but is called away by telephone. Rivalry seems to build up... but early next morning, Milacs asks for Turri to bring him up a mountain. The weather turns very bad and Turri returns alone, reporting that Milacs fired him and went alone to a mountain cabin. However, a phone call to that cabin reveals that he never arrived, so a search team on skis, with torches, sets out to find Milacs. They don't find him, but a broken ski stick and his rucksack with diary notes indicating that he fears Turri is found; and this is enough to arrest Turri and keep him out of the ski championships the next day. Wonderful photography -- especially of the ice caves and the ski scenes – and the chase scene at the end tops off this film nicely.
THERE IS A NEWSREEL ALONG WITH THE FILM, JUST AS GERMAN AUDIENCES MIGHT HAVE SEEN WHEN THE MOVIE WAS FIRST SHOWN (except this newsreel may not be contemporary to when the film was released).
DVD-R IS IN GERMAN WITH SWITCHABLE ENGLISH SUBTITLES
QUALITY (of feature film only):
· Sharpness of picture? - excellent, digital DVD quality
LENGTH OF FEATURE FILM: 66 mins
LENGTH OF NEWSREEL: 87 mins
PLEASE NOTE THAT SWITCHABLE (SOFT) SUBTITLES WILL NOT SHOW UP WHEN VIEWING THE SAMPLE BELOW. IF YOU SEE SUBTITLES, THEN THEY ARE HARD-ENCODED (meaning, they cannot be turned off when viewing the film):