A plane flying over the Swiss Alps develops engine trouble and is forced to crash-land on a glacier. Unable to radio for help because of damaged batteries and with limited food supplies, the survivors must come to a decision--whether to stay and wait for help they believe is coming or to leave the shelter of the wrecked plane and set out in bad weather to try to reach civilization.
Suspense! Comedy! Romance! In Another Great J. Arthur Rank Hit!
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Did You Know?
The story was inspired by the crash of a C-53 Skytrooper on the Gauli Glacier in the Bernese Alps, Switzerland, on November 19,1946. All eight passengers and four crew survived despite injuries. The unprecedented international co-operation in the rescue effort provided a morale boost to post-war Europe and led to a complete rethinking of air rescue procedure. The renowned Swiss Air Rescue Guard was then formed in 1952. See more
Why don't you go out and help the others?
In this cold wind? You think I'm crazy?