The Challenge (1938) Movie poster and book cover compared.

The Challenge

Milton Rosmer, Luis Trenker, Vincent Korda, 1938

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Der Kampf Ums Matterhorn
Carl Haensel, 1928

The Challenge is a movie directed by Milton Rosmer, Luis Trenker and Vincent Korda in 1938 and based on the book Der Kampf Ums Matterhorn: Roman über dramatische Erstbesteigung 1865 by Carl Haensel, first published in 1928. The movie features Robert Douglas, Frank Birch, Geoffrey Wardwell, Moran Caplat, Lyonel Watts, Luis Trenker, and others.

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RATING

6.2

/ 10

Movie Poster: The Challenge (Milton Rosmer, Luis Trenker, Vincent Korda, 1938)

6.6

/ 10

Book Cover: Der Kampf Ums Matterhorn (Carl Haensel, 1928)

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Storyline

During an early, unsuccessful attempt at climbing the Matterhorn, Edward Whymper finds himself rescued by an italian guide, Jean Antoine Carrel. The two men quickly build a friendship and agree to reach the peak together. However, local villagers ploto to divide the alliance of Whymper and Carrel and both men join rival teams as they set out in a race to conquer the mountain.

Movie vs Book

Poster of The Challenge, the 1938 movie by Milton Rosmer, Luis Trenker and Vincent Korda

Year

1938

Minutes

76

Movie Rate

6.20

Source: IMDb

Cover of Der Kampf Ums Matterhorn, the 1928 book by Carl Haensel

Year

1928

Pages

227

Book Rate

6.66

S: Goodreads

Book

Der Kampf Ums Matterhorn

Original title: Der Kampf Ums Matterhorn: Tatsachenroman

Subtitle: Roman über dramatische Erstbesteigung 1865

Country: Germany

First published in: 1928

Length: 227 pages

Genre: Fiction

Other screen adaptations of the book

Movie poster
Fight for the Matterhorn (1928)
Movie by Mario Bonnard, Nunzio Malasomma
Movie poster
Der Berg ruft! (1938)
Movie by Luis Trenker

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Poster of The Challenge, the 1938 movie by Milton Rosmer, Luis Trenker and Vincent Korda

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Cover of Der Kampf Ums Matterhorn, the 1928 book by Carl Haensel

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IS IT WORTH WATCHING?

Poster of The Challenge, the 1938 movie by Milton Rosmer, Luis Trenker and Vincent Korda

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7 votes

3 votes

book

IS IT WORTH READING?

Cover of Der Kampf Ums Matterhorn, the 1928 book by Carl Haensel

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6 votes

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