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      Third Man on the Mountain

      G 1959 1h 47m Kids & Family Adventure List
      Reviews 72% Audience Score 500+ Ratings Adapted from the novel "Banner in the Sky," this film follows Rudi Matt (James MacArthur), a young man on a mission to honor his father. In the golden age of Alpinism, his father ascended the highest peak their Swiss village had to offer, the lofty Matterhorn. But, after he's killed in the brutal climb, his son decides to take up his banner and endeavor to conquer the mountain that claimed his father. He will not be deterred -- not even by the desperate pleas of his loving mother. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Clyde Gilmour Maclean's Magazine Some of the acting is self-consciously "quaint" in the manner of turn-of-the-century operettas, but a pleasant story and spectacular Alpine photography make Third Man on the Mountain an agreeable experience. Oct 31, 2019 Full Review Steve Crum Kansas City Kansan Pleasant climber adventure, not bad Disney Rated: 3/5 Oct 23, 2004 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Russell H Some exciting parts but mostly boring. Doesn't age well Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 09/13/23 Full Review Dale R A young Swedish man dreams of climbing a local mountain called the "Citadel". Overall, not a bad film. The cast does a good job acting with the written dialog, the special effects were good for the time and the screenplay is well adapted from a novel by James Ramsey Ullman called Banner in the Sky. The shots of the Swiss Alps are really well done and worth a watch if you're into that. The first two acts are a bit on the slow side, but I was engaged during the third act. This film inspired the Matterhorn Bobsleds at Disneyland. Toby Tyler (1960) Rated 2 out of 5 stars 08/28/23 Full Review r 9 'Third Man on the Mountain' just barely makes for a good film. That's mostly thanks to the premise, which I rather like. It has an admirable message and you can't help but feel happy for the lead. However, for much of the 105 minute run time I felt quite bored as not much happens: it was talk, talk followed by climb followed by more talking. I think how well the film is shot helps overcome the sluggish parts. The cast are pretty solid. James MacArthur is a little less wooden than he is in 1958's 'The Light in the Forest', though I don't actually mind his acting style. Michael Rennie is certainly, at least to me, the star of this. He gives a cool and charismatic performance as Winter. A few of the others are decent, but the female characters are just as pointless as you'd unfortunately expect. I think it's the iffy pacing and lack of an in-depth storyline that are the reasons as to why I felt like it drags. Still, I did connect with Rudi's story in the end which is the point I guess. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member I haven't seen this since it was released. Now I am introducing my grandkids to a great Disney Movie. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review nick k The story is kinda so-so, but for it's time, the way this movie was filmed on an actual mountain was unheard of and groundbreaking at the time. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member based on a true story shot on location Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Adapted from the novel "Banner in the Sky," this film follows Rudi Matt (James MacArthur), a young man on a mission to honor his father. In the golden age of Alpinism, his father ascended the highest peak their Swiss village had to offer, the lofty Matterhorn. But, after he's killed in the brutal climb, his son decides to take up his banner and endeavor to conquer the mountain that claimed his father. He will not be deterred -- not even by the desperate pleas of his loving mother.
      Director
      Ken Annakin
      Producer
      Bill Anderson
      Production Co
      Walt Disney Productions
      Rating
      G
      Genre
      Kids & Family, Adventure
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jan 1, 2014
      Runtime
      1h 47m
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