Actors: Spencer Tracy, Robert Wagner
|Review Summary and Plot Commentary about The Mountain|
|Two brothers, Zachary (Spencer Tracy) and Chris (Robert Wagner) live in a small village near the Mountain Montecarlo. Zachary is much older, he had actually raised Chris since he was little. Despite that, the brothers are very different. Zachary is a kind, honest man, and Chris is unprincipled and avaricious.
An airplane from Calcutta crashes on the mountain, the villagers organize a rescue mission but cannot find it. Chris wants to find the plane as well, but for different reason: he wants to plunder the wreckage. Zachary is a very experienced mountain climber, probably the only one who could find the plane, so Chris keeps pushing him to go. Zachary does not want to do that, but, seeing that Chris will not give up the idea, goes along just so that he can look after him.
After a long and difficult climb Chris and Zachary find the plane. There is a survivor, a young Hindu woman. Zachary starts making a sledge in order to take her down to the village, and Chris goes around stripping the dead bodies, looking for money and gold. He notices that the injured Hindu woman has a large gem, and he wants to kill her and take it. Zachary wouldn't let him. They fight, Zachary beats Chris up and leaves with the rescued woman. Chris tries to come down the mountain as well, but he is not good at mountain climbing. He cannot do it without Zachary and ends up falling and getting killed.
In the village, Zachary is asked about what happened. He wants to defend his brother's name and tells them that Chris did everything to save the woman, and it was him, Zachary, who went to search for the plane only because of money. However, the villagers know Zachary too well, and they don't believe his story.
--Laura Southcombe, Resident Scholar
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Composition of Movie
Actual chase scenes or violence - 20%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 40%
Time/Era of Movie:
- searching for treasure
Disaster, big vehicle
Kind of vehicle:
- very athletic
Secondary Main Character
How much in movie?
- general circumstances
- climbing on trails
- falling off
- climbing with ropes
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately messy visuals of dead
How many deaths in film?
Kind of violence:
- hand to hand
Unusual forms of death
- dropped from large heights
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