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The White Hell of Pitz-Palu


Filmed in Switzerland, White Hell of Pitz-Palu is a remake of the 1929 G. W. Pabst/Dr. Arnold Fauck production of the same name. The original had been one of the foremost examples of the German "mountain film" genre; it also served to enhance the star appeal of actress Leni Reifenstahl, who later became the Third Reich's most prominent propaganda filmmakers. The remake stars Liselotte (later Lilo) Pulver in the Reifenstahl role as one of several participants in a mountain-climbing expedition. The film's...more