About the film
The Fight for the Matterhorn
Release Date: November 27, 1928
|Production Companies||:||Cinéfilm AG, Hom-AG für Filmfabrikation|
|Director||:||Mario Bonnard, Nunzio Malasomma|
|Writers||:||Arnold Fanck, Nunzio Malasomma, Carl Haensel|
Struggle for the Matterhorn (German: Der Kampf ums Matterhorn) is a 1928 German-Swiss silent drama film co-directed by Mario Bonnard and Nunzio Malasomma and starring Luis Trenker, Marcella Albani, and Alexandra Schmitt. The film is part of the popular cycle of mountain films of the 1920s and 1930s. Art direction was by Heinrich Richter. Based on a novel by Carl Haensel, the film depicts the battle between British and Italian climbers to be the first to climb the Matterhorn. Trenker later remade the film as The Challenge in 1938.