Demon of the Himalayas

Demon of the Himalayas (German: Der Dämon des Himalaya) is a 1935 German-Swiss co-production adventure film directed by Andrew Marton and starring Gustav Diessl, Erika Dannhoff and Günter Oskar Dyhrenfurth. It is part of the Mountain film genre which was popular during the era.

Demon of the Himalayas
Directed byAndrew Marton
Produced byGünter Oskar Dyhrenfurth
Written byEberhard Frowein
Fritz Rau
Mila Rau
StarringGustav Diessl
Erika Dannhoff
Günter Oskar Dyhrenfurth
Jarmila Marton
Music byArthur Honegger
CinematographyRichard Angst
Distributed byTobis Film
Release date
16 March 1935

Location shooting was done during the 1934 International Himalayan Expedition and a number of the Expedition's participants appeared in the film. The film premiered in Zurich in March 1935.[1] It received a mixed reception from critics.[2] It was remade in Hollywood by Marton in 1952 as Storm Over Tibet[3].


  • Gustav Diessl as Doctor Norman - Ethnologist
  • Erika Dannhoff as Anne
  • Günter Oskar Dyhrenfurth as Professor Wille
  • Jarmila Marton as Ellen
  • Hans Winzeler as Doctor Winkler
  • Hans Ertl as Hans
  • Albert Höcht as Bertl
  • André Roch as André
  • James Belaieff as Jimmy
  • Piero Ghiglione as Der italienische Bergsteiger und Journalist
  • Dalib as Tibetanischer Träger
  • Achmad as Tibetanischer Träger


  1. Holt p.299-300
  2. Holt p.303
  3. p. 229 Pitts, Michael R. Columbia Pictures Horror, Science Fiction and Fantasy Films, 1928–1982 McFarland, 12 Oct. 2010


  • Holt, Lee Wallace. Mountains, Mountaineering and Modernity: A Cultural History of German and Austrian Mountaineering, 1900-1945. ProQuest, 2008.
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