Mountains on Fire

Mountains on Fire (German: Berge in Flammen) is a 1931 German war film directed by Karl Hartl and Luis Trenker and starring Trenker, Lissy Arna and Luigi Serventi. The film was based on Luis Trenker's novel of the same title, partly based on his own experiences. Separate French and English-language productions were also made. One of the series of popular Mountain films of the era, it was shot on location in the Dolomites.

Mountains on Fire
Directed by
Produced by
Written by
  • Luis Trenker (novel)
  • Karl Hartl
Music byGiuseppe Becce
Edited by
Les Films Marcel Vandal et Charles Delac
Distributed by
  • Metropol-Filmverleih
  • Globus-Film
Release date
  • 28 September 1931 (1931-09-28)
Running time
109 minutes


Shortly before the First World War, an Italian and an Austrian take part in a mountaineering expedition together. Not long afterwards they find themselves fighting on different sides.[1] The plot also features references to the Mines on the Italian Front (World War I).


See also


  1. Naumann p. 173


  • Trenker, Luis (1931). Berge in Flammen. Ein Roman aus den Schicksalstagen Südtirols. Berlin: Neufeld & Henius. OCLC 1069062357.
  • Trenker, Luis; Degon, Pierre A. (1934). La guerre au Tyrol: combats dans les Dolomites (1915–1918). Paris: Payot. OCLC 48707673.
  • Heer, Hannes; Naumann, Klaus, eds. (2004). War of Extermination: The German Military in World War II, 1941–1944. Berghahn Books. ISBN 978-1-57181-493-7.
  • Keller, Tait (April 2009). "The Mountains Roar: The Alps during the Great War". Environmental History. 14 (2): 253–274. JSTOR 40608470.
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