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Struggle for the Matterhorn

Struggle for the Matterhorn
Der Kampf ums Matterhorn.jpg
German theatrical release poster
GermanMuß man sich gleich scheiden lassen?
Directed byMario Bonnard
Nunzio Malasomma
Written byArnold Fanck
Nunzio Malasomma
Based onDer Kampf ums Matterhorn
by Carl Haensel
CinematographySepp Allgeier
Willy Winterstein
Cinéfilm AG
Hom-AG für Filmfabrikation
Distributed byUniversum Film AG
Release dates
  • 27 November 1928 (1928-11-27) (Switzerland)
  • 3 December 1928 (1928-12-03) (Germany)
Running time
82 minutes
German intertitles

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.[1] Art direction was by Heinrich Richter. Trenker later remade the film as The Challenge in 1938.

It was shot at the Johannisthal Studios in Berlin and on location in Switzerland.


Based on a 1928 novel by Carl Haensel, the film depicts the battle between British and Italian climbers to be the first to climb the Matterhorn.



  1. ^ Hoffmann, Hilmar (1997). The Triumph of Propaganda: Film and National Socialism, 1933–1945. Translated by Broadwin, John; Berghahn, Volker R. Providence: Berghahn Books. ISBN 1571811222.

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