| Share
 

Movie Summary | Infoplease.com

Browse by Title
Browse by Release Date

S.O.S. Iceberg (S.O.S. Eisberg)

Rating:No Rating
Genre:Drama, Classic, Action/Adventure
Release Date:January 1, 1933
Running time:90 minutes
Cast:Rod La Rocque, Leni Riefenstahl, Sepp Rist, Gibson Gowland, Max Holzboer
Director:Arnold Fanck, Tay Garnett
Writer:Arnold Fanck, Edwin H. Knopf

Description: In the same year that she directed Victory of the Faith (1933), her first of several famous cinematic projects for the Nazi Party, German actress and filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl played a supporting role in this epic adventure, co-written and co-directed by her frequent mountain film collaborator Dr. Arnold Fanck. Rod La Rocque stars as Dr. Carl Lawrence, leader of a mission to Greenland to recover the lost records of the ill-fated, real-life Alfred Lothar Wegener polar expedition of 1929-30. Lawrence's party includes experienced explorer/guides, as well as an adventure-seeking financier, who is in over his head and slowly driven mad by the perils of the voyage. When Lawrence's band is trapped on an iceberg, Lawrence's wife Ellen (Riefenstahl) -- a famous female pilot fashioned after Amelia Earhart -- takes off on a rescue mission, but she crashes her aircraft upon landing and is stranded along with the others. Before total disaster claims the Lawrence party, however, native eskimos and Major Ernst Udet (playing himself) arrive via kayak to save the day. Two surviving members of the Wegener party served as advisors for this well-received Man vs. Nature treatise, filmed on location in Greenland.~ Karl Williams, All Movie Guide

Movie summaries and listings powered by Cinema-Source

Related Content on Movies from Infoplease:

24 X 7

Private Tutor

Click Here for Details
24 x 7 Tutor Availability
Unlimited Online Tutoring
1-on-1 Tutoring